Nov. 18, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three Virginia field hockey players were honored on Tuesday (Nov. 18) as part of the 2014 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region Teams, as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Freshman midfielder Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) was voted to the All-South Region first team. Sophomore striker Caleigh Foust (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) and sophomore midfielder Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) were both named to the second team.
“Tara Vittese has had an incredible year, so it is great to see her recognized for the points she was able to put up on the board, and I know that her future is equally bright,” said Virginia head coach Michele Madison. “For Lucy and Caleigh, two of the premiere players in the ACC, to be recognized on the second team of the very strong South Region is quite an accomplishment.”
Vittese, an All-ACC first team honoree, ended the regular-season leading the ACC in points (51), points per game (2.68), goals (17), shots (80) and shots per game (4.21) as well as being tied for first in assists (17) and ranking second in goals per game (0.89) and assists per game (0.89). Nationally, Vittese ranks in the top-12 in points per game (4th), assists per game (6th) and goals per game (11th).
Foust, an All-ACC second team member, finished the regular-season tied for second in the ACC with 13 goals. Foust has scored three game-winning goals this season, all of which came in overtime victories over Louisville, Rutgers and Albany. This is her first career All-Region accolade.
Hyams was among the top-10 players in the ACC in points per game (7th) and goals per game (6th), finishing the year with nine goals and five assists. This is her second-consecutive year being named to the All-South Region Second Team.
The 2014 Longstreth / NFHCA Division I All-American Teams will be announced on December 1st.