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#11 Dolores de Rooij
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vaardingen, The Netherlands
High School: Erasmiaans
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As a senior:

  • VaSID Second Team All-State
  • Preseason First Team All-CAA
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • JMU Dean's List Spring 2011
  • Started all 19 games for the Dukes
  • Finished the season with 13 goals, five assists, 31 points, four game-winning goals and 80 shots
  • Finished fourth in the CAA in shots, fifth in shots per game, tied for eighth in points, seventh in points per game, tied for sixth in goals, sixth in goals per game and tied for third in game winning goals.
  • Recorded her second career hat trick and an assist in JMU's 4-1 win over Northeastern
  • CAA Player of the Week (Nov. 2)
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

As a junior:

  • Named to All-CAA First Team
  • Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Second Team All-Region (South)
  • VaSID Second Team All-State
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Finished fourth in the CAA in shots (79), sixth in shots per game (3.95), sixth in points (28), ninth in points per game (1.40), tied for fifth in goals (13), sixth in goals per game (0.65), and tied for fifth in game-winning goals (3)
  • Finished 48th nationally in goals per game
  • Preseason All-CAA
  • Started every game for the Dukes
  • Scored all three goals in 3-0 win over Richmond, named CAA Co-Player of the Week and ECAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week 

As a sophomore:

  • CAA Second Team All-Conference
  • VaSID Second Team All-State
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Tenth in the CAA in shots
  • Ninth in the CAA in shots per game
  • Netted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against Kent State

As a freshman: 

  • Womensfieldhockey.com National All-Rookie Team
  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • Made career playing debut in the season-opener 7-0 shutout against Georgetown
  • Made first career goal in the 2-1 victory against Albany
  • Tied for fifth place for goals by a freshman in JMU history
  • Scored two goals and had an assist in the 5-4 NCAA tournament win over Duke earning her Womensfieldhockey.com National Rookie of the Week

Year

GP-GS

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

Def.Sv.

2007

22-20

9

2

20

1

0

2008

20-19

6

2

14

3

0

2009

20-20

13

2

28

3

1

2010

19-19

13

5

31

4

0

Total

81-78

41

11

93

11

1

 

 

 

Getting to know Dolores...

Why did you choose JMU?
Because JMU is a big university with lots of opportunities

What are your goals for the 2010 season?
To win CAA's again

What is your major/minor and why did you choose it?
Psychology, because I'm interested in the human brain

What are your favorite things to do off the field?
To have fun with friends

What is your favorite JMU field hockey moment?
Scoring twice in the NCAA first round as a freshman

What is the best class you have taken at JMU?
I think the class I'm taking now; Psyc 460 with Prof. Abrahamson

Where is your favorite place you have visited and where would you like to visit?
Either Egypt or Las Vegas. I would like to go to South Africa.

What do you want to do after college?
Going to grad school back in Holland

What is your most prized possession?
My family

What advice would you give a prospective recruit?
To be themselves

What is your favorite JMU sport to watch besides field hockey?
Soccer aka the real football

What is your favorite professional sports team?
Feyenoord [Dutch football club]

What is your lucky number?
4

Who or what is your favorite...
Food? Japanese
TV Show?
That 70s Show
Movie? La Vita e Bella
Book? "The
Kite Runner" and "Shadow of the Wind"
Athlete? My brother