Six Cavs Earn Field Hockey Honors
Nov. 15, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Cavalier senior captains Meredith Elwell(Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and Laura Lindsay (Deerfield, Mass./DeerfieldAcademy) were both named South Regional All-Americans today. It is thethird time Elwell has been named a South Regional All-American while it isthe first time for Lindsay.
Joining Elwell on the first team are Lorraine Vizzuso (Fairfield,N.J./West Essex) and Jessica Coleman (Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional).Also on the second team are Becky Worthington (Fairview Village,Pa./Methacton) and Julia Richardson (Atlanta, Ga./Stone Ridge (MD)).
Elwell ranked second on the team in scoring in 1999 with 13 goalsand 4 assists. She concludes her career at Virginia ranked fourth all-timein scoring with 157 points and fourth in career goals with 65. Her 26career assists ranks eighth all-time at Virginia. She is one of only threeplayers in school history to record a double-digit total in both goals andassists for a single season and ranks fifth all-time with 14 game winninggoals and third all-time with nine game-winning assists. In 1998 she wasnamed a third-team All-American.
Coleman led the Cavaliers in scoring in 1999 with 22 goals and 10assists. She became just the third player in school history to recorddouble-digit scoring in both goals and assists in a single season. Her 54points ranks second all-time as a second-year and it is the fourth-highesttotal for a season in school history. Coleman’s 22 goals ranks secondall-time as a sophomore and her 10 assists places her fifth as asecond-year. Her 22 goals also ranks as sixth-best all-time on the Cavaliercharts for a single season and ranks in the top-10 in the nation forscoring. Coleman was also named to the All-ACC team this season.
Vizzuso was named a first-time South Regional All-American for thefirst time after two years as a second-team South Regional selection. Sheranked fifth this year in scoring on the team with 9 goals and six assists.Vizzuso already ranks 12th all-time at Virginia in scoring with 74 points.Vizzuso was also named to the All-ACC team this season.
Worthington spent every minute of every game in the cage andmarshalled one of the nation’s top backfields. An All-ACC Tournamentselection for the second year, Worthington had a 1.61 goals-against averagewhich ranked her in the top-20 in the nation.
Lindsay ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 26 points on 5goals and 16 assists. Her 16 assists move her to 44 for her career, whichranks seventh all-time in ACC history and second all-time at Virginia. Thecareer record-holder for assists as a sophomore with 19, her 16 in 1999ranks fourth for fourth-years and eighth for a single season all-time atVirginia. Her eight career game-winning assists ranks sixth all-time atVirginia.
Richardson started all 21 games this season as sweeper andorganized a backfield that ranked among the nation’s best this season. Sherecorded five defensive saves. This is her first Regional All-Americanselection.