CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior Paige Selenski, a forward on the Virginia field hockey team, was named the 2010 Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year by the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
Selenski was honored last week at the 65th annual Portsmouth Sports Club Jamboree in Portsmouth, Va. Virginia Tech’s Tyrod Taylor was named the male college athlete of the year and Frank Beamer was selected as the coach of the year.
“We are all excited for Paige to be honored as the best female collegiate athlete in the state of Virginia,” Cavalier head coach Michele Madison said. “She excels every day in training and puts her teammates first. Her incredible work ethic and passion for the game is key for her success on the field.”
Selenski, a native of Shavertown, Pa., helped Virginia to its second straight appearance in the NCAA semifinals in 2010. She notched her fourth career hat trick in Virginia’s 4-3 overtime loss to North Carolina in that game.
Selenski led the Cavaliers with 27 goals, including seven game-winners, which was tied for first among conference players. She also contributed eight assists for a team-best 62 points and was named a first-team All-American, first-team all-south region, and an All-ACC selection in 2010. She was selected as a semifinalist for the Honda Award, given annually to the nation’s top player, for the second consecutive year.
Selenski has spent time this year training with the United States National Team with Virginia teammate Michelle Vittese. They recently returned from a tour in Argentina.