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Next Goal for the Blue Hens: Undefeated Conference Season

A win against William and Mary on Wednesday would mark an undefeated season in conference play for the Blue Hens. This perfect season would be the first in 10 years for any Colonial Athletic Association team.

“We started something really special, and now it’s time to finish it,” said Coach Tina Martin. “For these kids, for my players, this is a dream come true.”

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From NCAA.com: Delle Donne back to superstar form –  Standout thriving for Blue Hens after taking leave of absence

In a six-week ordeal, doctors finally determined she had Lyme’s Disease, but she had lost eight pounds and was weakened by the illness.

“It was very trying,” Martin said. “We were all sitting on pins and needles wondering what was wrong with her.”

Delle Donne returned for the final third of the season, leading the Blue Hens to a run to the finals of the CAA Tournament and a berth in the Women’s NIT.

But it was this spring when she was training to play with the Team USA squad participating in the summer’s World University Games when Martin knew that Delle Donne was developing into the player that every college coach had dreamed about four years prior.

“I knew the way she was training last spring, I said, ‘watch out world,'” Martin said.

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