Cards will face No. 9 Virginia in ACC opener Friday and William & Mary Sunday
Freshmen Lotta Kahlert and Jennifer Pels have been named NFHCA Scholars of Distinction
Cards earn NFHCA National Academic Team award and 13 players named to National Academic Squad
Cards will face fifth-ranked Old Dominion Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the semifinals in Storrs, Conn.
Cards cap a perfect 10-0 record at home with a 6-0 victory over Kent State
High School/Club: Played for the highest Dutch national league from 2006 through 2012... Played for Hockey Club Klein Zwitserland and helped lead her team to the national playoffs... Played for Craeyenhout from ages 6 years to 15... Her team was the runner-up in the National Final three times and won the Interregional Challenge Cup once... Afterwards played for Hockey Club Klein Zwitserland. Made it to National Play Offs.
Personal: Full name is Jennifer Sara Pels... Daughter of Jaap Pels and Sara Pels-Fitzsimons... Birthdate is March 13, 1995... Has not declared a major... Has three siblings: Izaak, Emma and Suzanne... Her proudest moment was getting her VWO Diploma... Greatest challenge she has had to overcome was coming to America.