Cavalier Duo Named to Preseason All-ACC Squad
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Two members of the Virginia field hockey team, juniors Paige Selenski (Shavertown, Pa.) and Michelle Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.), have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference preseason team, announced Wednesday by the league office. The Cavaliers were also picked to finish third in conference standings.
Both Selenski and Vittese are coming off a European Tour with the United States National Team where they each earned their first international caps.
Selenski is a two-time All-American and All-ACC selection for the Orange and Blue. As a sophomore in 2009 she was a semifinalist for the Honda Award and was named the South Region player of the year, in addition to being selected to the NCAA and ACC All-Tournament teams. Last season Selenski led Virginia with 27 goals, including a conference-best eight game-winners.
Vittese earned her first career All-America honor as a sophomore in 2009. She contributed six goals and nine assists en route to picking up all-conference honors. Vittese was also named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.
Both Selenski and Vittese were named to the preseason All-ACC squad for the second consecutive season.
Virginia is coming off a year in which the Cavaliers returned to the NCAA semifinals for the first time since 1998 and set program records for wins (20) and games played (24) in a season.
Defending NCAA national champion North Carolina was picked to finish first with ACC Tournament champion Maryland second.
ACC Preseason Coaches Poll
|Team (First Place Votes)
||2009 Record (ACC)|
|1. North Carolina (4)||24||20-2 (4-1)|
|2. Maryland (1)||21||23-1 (5-0)|
|3. VIRGINIA (1)
|4. Wake Forest||12||13-7 (2-3)|
|5. Boston College||9||13-7 (1-4)|
|6. Duke||6||9-10 (0-5)|
|Preseason All-ACC Team|
|Emily Kozniuk, Sr.||Boston College|
|Rhian Jones, Jr.||Duke|
|Tara Jennings, Jr.||Duke|
|Megan Frazer, So.||Maryland|
|Katie O’Donnell, Sr.||Maryland|
|Katelyn Falgowski, Sr.||North Carolina|
|Jackie Kintzer, Sr.||North Carolina|
|Kelsey Kolojejchick, So.||North Carolina|
|Paige Selenski, Jr.
|Michelle Vittese, Jr.
|Lizzie Rae, So.||Wake Forest|