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Nov. 30, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three Virginia field hockey players were named to the 2015 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region Teams, as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Sophomore midfielder Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) and junior midfielder Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) were both named to the first team with junior striker Riley Tata (Virginia Beach, Va.) earning second-team honors.

Vittese, an All-ACC First-Team honoree, led the Cavaliers with 39 points, including a team-high 15 goals with nine assists. This is the second first-team all-region honor for Vittese, who was also a 2014 first-team All-American.

Hyams, also an All-ACC First-Team honoree, logged a team-high 10 assists this season while also contributing 10 goals. This is Hyams’ first first-team All-Region honor after being named to the second team in 2014.

Tata scored 14 goals for the Cavaliers, finishing second on the team with 31 points. This is Tata’s first post-season honor of her career.

The 2015 Longstreth / NFHCA Division I All-American Teams will be announced on December 7.

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