CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Juniors Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese were selected as first team All-Americans by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the organization announced Monday. Additionally, freshman Elly Buckley was named to the third team.
Virginia put three members on the NFHCA All-America squad for the second consecutive year.
Selenski, a native of Shavertown, Pa., was honored on the first team for the second consecutive year. She led the Cavaliers in scoring with 27 goals and was second in assists with eight. Her seven game-winning goals led the ACC; she also recorded two hat tricks on the year, including Virginia’s NCAA semifinal game against North Carolina. She was an All-ACC and first team all-region honoree for the third consecutive year.
Vittese, who hails from Cherry Hill, N.J., contributed four goals and four assists in 2010 before being moved to the backfield shortly before postseason play. She was selected to the ACC all-tournament team and was a first-team all-region and all-conference honoree for the Cavaliers this season.
Buckley, a native of Perth, Australia, made an immediate impact in her rookie season with 19 goals and a team-best 11 assists. She also tallied five game-winning goals and was named a first-team all-region and All-ACC member.
Additionally, Selenski and Vittese were named first team All-Americans by womensfieldhockey.com. Buckley was selected to the second team and senior goalkeeper Kim Kastuk (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) was honored on the third team.
Virginia finished the season with an 18-4 record and made a trip to the NCAA semifinals for the second consecutive year.