Freshman Esmee Peet Collects CAA Field Hockey Player and Rookie of the Year Honors
Peet is the first Blue Hens field hockey player to receive CAA Player or Rookie of the Year honors thanks to an impressive freshman season.
She’s also just the third player in CAA history, and first since 1997, to win the Player and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season. No Blue Hen has ever won Rookie of the Year honors and Peet is the first to collect Player of the Year honors since 1998 when Jodi Byrd was named the America East Player of the Year.
Peet is a staple for the dangerous UD offensive attack, registering 10 goals and dishing out four assists over 18 contests this season. Earlier this season, she tied the UD single season record for a freshman with 24 points.
The Zeewolde, The Netherlands native ranks second in the league in shots per game (3.39), fifth in points (24) and fourth in both goals (10) and goals per game (0.56). In a 6-0 win over Hofstra on Oct. 25, Peet tied the league-high for a single game with seven points (three goals, one assist).
“I knew the awards that they were giving out tonight, but I didn’t expect my name to be called at all,” stated Peet. “It is not something that I expected, but it’s a tremendous honor to be thought of so highly.”
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