Field Hockey Player Named ACC Player of the Week
November 3, 1998
Charlottesville, VA — Cavalier senior All-American Michelle Vizzuso (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) was named the ACC Player of the Week for the second time this season after helping Virginia win a pair of games last week. Against Radford, Vizzuso tallied one goal and added a goal and an assist against #13 Duke. Vizzuso’s goal against Radford was the game-winner and her assist in the Duke game was also the game-winning assist.
A member of the United States national field hockey team, Vizzuso is the Virginia career leader in assists with 58, which ranks her second all-time in the ACC and 12th nationally. She needs two goals to become only the second person in ACC history to have 50 goals and 50 assists in a career. She holds third place all-time on the Virginia career scoring chart with 154 points and ranks ninth all-time in the ACC. Her 23 assists this season leads the nation and is also the top mark in Virginia history for a single season. Shell also has 10 career game-winning goals and 12 career game-winning assists. She is the first person in Cavalier history to record double-digit totals in these categories for a career.
The Cavaliers, ranked second in the nation, host the 1998 ACC Field Hockey Championships this weekend, November 5-8, 1998. All five teams are ranked in the top 20. Duke will play Wake Forest on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 2:00. In the semifinals on Friday, North Carolina will play Maryland at 12:00 and Virginia will play the Duke/Wake winner at 2:30. The championship game is at 3:30 on Sunday, Nov. 8.