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Aug. 17, 2002

The Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Women’s Field Hockey Team was announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. The 50-member team was voted on by the nine league institutions as decided by the league’ s 50th Anniversary Committee. The University of Virginia placed eight athletes on the team, including six members of United States national teams, the ACC’s all-time leading scorer, an ACC Player of the Year and Rookie of the year, and a pair of four-time All-Americans. The eight Cavaliers named to the team are Cindy Carzo, Jessica Coleman, Kristen Daddona, Carrie Goodloe, Lori Mastropietro, Meridith Thorpe, Michelle Vizzuso, and Becky Worthington.

Cindy Carzo (1976-79) ranks seventh all-time in ACC in scoring (84-5-173) and third all-time in goals among ACC schools. She was a member of the first UVa team to advance to the national tournament and still holds the record for goals in a game (7) and points in a season (37).

Jessica Coleman (1998-2001) was a two-time All-American (3rd, 1999, 2001) and a member of the All-ACC team. A three-time All-South (1st 1999, 2001; 2nd 2000) selection, she ranks in the top-20 all-time in the ACC in scoring (58-17-133) and led Cavaliers in scoring three consecutive years. Coleman has also been a member of the USA National team.

Kristen Daddona (1990-93) was named an All-American (3rd, 1994) as well as a member of the All-South team. She earned accolades as a selection to the All-ACC team and the All-ACC Tournament team.

Carrie Goodloe (1998-2001) ranks second all-time at Virginia for career assists and holds the record for most assists as a second year. She was named an All-American (2nd, 2001) and was a two-time All-South (1st 2001; 2nd 2000) selection. Besides ranking second at Virginia, she ranks 5th all-time in the ACC for career assists.

Lori Mastropietro (1995-98) was Virginia’s first ACC Player of the Year (1998) for field hockey. A two-time All-American (1st, 1998, 3rd, 1997), Mastropietro was a three-time All-South (1st 1997, 1998; 2nd 1996) selection as well as a two-time All-ACC team member. She was the sweeper for the nation’s top defensive team in 1997 and top-10 team in 1998. In 1998 Mastropietro became a member of the USA National Teams.

Meridith Thorpe (1995-98) is the ACC’s all-time leading scorer with 101 goals and 28 assists for 230 points and is the only player in ACC history to notch 100 career goals. A four-time All-American, including 3 first-team selections (95, 96, 97) Thorpe was one of three players to be named a four-time All-ACC selection. The ACC Rookie of the Year (1995) , Thorpe was a four-time All-South selection. She graduated ranked 7th nationally in Division I scoring all-time after leading Virginia in scoring three consecutive seasons with three fifty-point seasons. Thorpe was a member of the USA National teams and led league in scoring in 1996, goals scored in 1996 and 1998. She is currently an assistant with the Virginia field hockey team.

Michelle Vizzuso (1995-98) was a member of the USA Olympic qualifying team in 1999. A four-time All-American (1st 1997, 1998; 2nd 1996; 3rd 1995), Vizzuso was a three-time All-ACC selection and is the only player in ACC history to have 50 career goals and 60 career assists. Upon her graduation she ranked 2nd in ACC in career assists and 7th in ACC scoring (50-60-160). She led the league in scoring and assists with 25 in 1998.

Becky Worthington (1997-2000) was a two-time All-South (1st 2000; 2nd 1999) and led the league in GAA in both 1997 (.92) and 1998 (1.14) . Worthington led the ACC in save percentage in 1997 and has 311 career saves. Her career GAA of 1.45 still ranks as one of Virginia’s all-time bests and she was a two-time All-ACC Tournament selection.

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