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Aug. 4, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia field hockey junior midfielder Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) was officially named to the roster of the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team that will be competing at the 2016 Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup, taking place in Santiago, Chile, from Nov. 23- Dec. 4.

Vittese was a member of the U21 team that earned a silver medal at the Junior Women’s Pan American Championship held in Tacarigua, Trinidad & Tobago from March 30 – April 9, which earned the American team a place in the Junior World Cup. Vittese scored three goals during the tournament, one each in the contests against Trinidad & Tobago, Canada and Barbados.

Fourteen players, including Vitteses, were named to the initial roster with four more to be added at the end of September.

This will be the second Junior World Cup for Vittese. The 2015 Longstreth/NFHCA National Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All-American, has been a member of the U21 team since 2012, including leading the team in scoring at the 2013 Junior World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany

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