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Dec. 13, 2005

University of Virginia Athletics Director Craig Littlepage today announced the resignation of head field hockey coach Jess Wilk.

“Jess Wilk has made important contributions to our field hockey program while coaching at UVa,” said Littlepage. “She’s been a valuable member of our coaching staff, respected by all of her peers, and has been a great role model for her student-athletes.”

In seven seasons at the helm of the Virginia field hockey program, Wilk posted a 78-66 record, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament. Wilk’s 2001 team advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals. Ten different players have been named to various national teams under Wilk’s tutelage. In addition, three players Wilk coached were named to the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Field Hockey Team in September of 2002.

“I am very appreciative of the opportunities given to me by Craig Littlepage and the UVa Athletics Department,” said Wilk. “I have cherished my 13 years here at Virginia as an assistant and head coach. I feel at this time it is in the best interests of the field hockey program and my student-athletes to have new leadership.”

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