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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia head field hockey coach Michele Madison was tabbed the Division I Field Hockey Coach of the Year by Captain U, the organization has announced.

Virginia concluded the season with a 20-4 record and made its third trip to the NCAA semifinals, including its first since 1998. The Cavaliers set a program record for wins (20) and games played (24) in a season.

“Our staff evaluated many talented and successful DI field hockey coaches and in the end, we were in unanimous agreement that Virginia’s story and success set Michele apar,” John Reeves, Director of Analytics for Captain U, said. “Michele and her staff have done an admirable job building the UVa program into a national powerhouse — which was on vivid display in the NCAA Tournament this year. Moreover, she set an incredible example for college athletes and aspiring high school athletes by emphasizing positivity, mutual respect and dedication.”

Madison, now in her fourth season at the helm, also led the Cavaliers to a runner-up finish in the ACC Championship and mentored three All-Americans: Honda Award finalist Paige Selenski, Inga Stöckel and Michelle Vittese.

The Cavaliers also earned the right to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in school history.

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