CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sophomore field hockey player Elly Buckley (Perth, Australia) was a repeat selection to the 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team, announced Wednesday by the league office.
Buckley was also named to the squad as a freshman in 2010, one of three UVa selections a year ago.
Buckley paces the Virginia attack this season as the team leader in goals (15), assists (nine), points (39) and shots (61). She also has five multi-goal games on the year. Among ACC players, Buckley is tied for third in both goals and assists and ranks fourth in points and fifth in shots.
Sixth-seeded Virginia (8-11, 1-4 ACC) will face third-seeded Duke (11-6, 2-3 ACC) for the second time in five days Thursday in the first round of the ACC Championship. The game will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be webcasted on www.theACC.com from College Park, Md.
2011 All-ACC Field Hockey Team
School Nicole Schuster, So.
Emmie Le Marchand, So. Duke
Rhian Jones, Sr. Duke Samantha Nelson, R-Sr. Duke Stefanie Fee, Sr.
Duke Ali McEvoy, So. Maryland Harriet Tibble, Jr.
Maryland Jemma Buckley, Sr.
Maryland Jill Witmer, So. Maryland Megan Frazer, Jr
Maryland Caitlin Van Sickle, Jr. North Carolina Katelyn Falgowski, Sr. North Carolina Katie Ardrey, Jr. North Carolina Kelsey Kolojejchick, Jr.
North Carolina Sassi Ammer, Fr. North Carolina Elly Buckley, So.
Virginia Anna Kozniuk, Fr. Wake Forest Lauren Greenwald, Sr. Wake Forest Lizzie Rae, Jr.
Offensive Player of the Year
Kelsey Kolojejchick, North Carolina
Defensive Player of the Year
Caitlin Van Sickle, North Carolina
Freshman of the Year
Anna Kozniuk, Wake Forest
Coach of the Year
Pam Bustin, Duke