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Jan. 13, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Cavalier great Michelle Vizzuso(Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) was named to the 2000 United States NationalField Hockey team that will look to secure a berth in the 2000 OlympicGames to be held in Sydney, Australia. Jessica Coleman (Oceanport,N.J./Shore Regional) was named an alternate to the team.

Vizzuso is the Cavalier record holder in assists with 60, whichranks second all-time in the ACC and 16th in Division I history. She holdsthe two top seasonal records, and her 25 in 1998 led the ACC. She had 14goals and 25 assists in 1998, which led the Cavaliers with 53 points, thefifth-highest total in school history for a single season. For the thirdconsecutive season, she reached double-digit totals in goals and assists,and she also is the only person in Cavalier history to record double-digittotals in game-winning goals (11) and assists (12) in a career. She is thefirst player in ACC history to reach 50 goals and 60 assists. Vizzuso wasalso named the Field Hockey Player of the Century in the state of NewJersey in a ranking done by the Newark Star-Ledger.

Coleman led the 1999 team in scoring with 54 points, which is thefourth-highest single-season scoring total in school history and rankssecond for second-years all-time. Her 22 goals was also the second-highesttotal for second-years and ranked sixth all-time at Virginia for a season.Her 54 points ranked 10th in the nation and her 2.57 points-per-game alsoranked 10th. She ranked 7th in the nation with 22 goals and sixthnationally with 1.05 goals-per-game. Coleman was named to the USA SeniorWomen’s team in 1998 and was a member of the Under-19 team in 1997 as wellas an alternate to the Under-21 team in 1997. She was recently honored bythe Newark Star-Ledger by being named one of the six greatest field hockeyplayers in the state of New Jersey for the 20th century.

The United States will travel to Argentina to participate in a FourNations tournament Jan 17. Besides the United States, Argentina will hosttwo other teams also looking to qualify for the Olympics, Spain and NewZealand. Spain was the 1992 Olympic Champion and the United States defeatedthem in a tournament in Australia in September.

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