May 2, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia field hockey head coach Michele Madison announced that Pien Dicke (Den Haag, Netherlands), Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.), Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.), Haley Hopkins (Springfield, Va.), Camille Kane (Charlotte, N.C.) and Rachel Robinson (Mount Joy, Pa.) will join the Cavaliers for the 2017 season.
“I am very excited to welcome Pien, Makayla, Lauren, Haley, Camille and Rachel to Virginia field hockey,” Madison said. “The incoming class will jump-start our preseason training with high tempo play and a gritty work ethic. Makayla, Pien and Haley all certainly will add to the quickness of the team while Rachel, Camille and Lauren add quiet confidence and a strong, steady game. Big holes have been left by the graduating class of the 2016 ACC Champions, but this class collectively, I know will persist through the challenges. It won’t happen overnight, but I imagine the drive, work ethic and determination of this class will have a positive impact on the team.”
Pien Dicke (Den Haag, Netherlands) ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Dicke has played as an attacker for the Dutch Junior National Team at both the U16 and U18 levels, winning the 2015 Six Nations championship with the U16 team and the European championship with the U18 squad. The current captain of the U18 Junior National Team was also the 2011 Dutch Individual Skills national champion. Her first ladies’ team won the Dutch National Championship in both 2015 and 2016. Dicke has also played tennis and competed at judo at a high level.
From Coach Madison ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Pien has the international experience and attacking skill set to break into the line-up early. We welcome Pien’s skill variety and high tempo play to the blue turf. The biggest impression on Coach Keusgen during the recruiting process was Pien’s physical presence, power and demanding style.
Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Gallen played forward for the 2016 U.S. U17 Junior National Team and is a current midfielder for the 2017 U19 Junior National Team. She also was a member of the 2015 U.S. Indoor National Team. Gallen is a four-time All-Delco and All-Catholic honoree at Cardinal O’Hara, being named the league MVP in 2015. She played her club hockey with the WC Eagles.
From Coach Madison ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Her coach called me when Makayla was an eighth grader to inform me that she had received offers but she was really interested in Virginia and wondered if we were interested in Makayla. There are very few eighth graders that I would hands-down predict could play at Virginia. After seeing Makayla play, I was 100 percent convinced she could. She already had the acceleration with the ball at a young age. She is will replace a void left by Caleigh Foust and bring the speed necessary to keep up with Greta Ell and Tara Vittese. She loves to drive the end line and set up the goal scorers. Coach Keusgen is most impressed with Makayla’s ‘ability to carry the ball at speed and her work rate’. She will thrive in our attacking system and pressing defense. Makayla will challenge for early playing time.
Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Hausheer earned three varsity letters as a goalkeeper at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, making a combined 578 saves in those three seasons, including 231 her senior year. The New Jersey native was named the 2016 Valley Conference Trentonian Goalie of the Year and twice earned Central Jersey Field Hockey Coaches Association honors, including a spot on the first team last season. She has also played for the Princeton Field Hockey Club from the time of its founding in 2012.
From Coach Madison ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Lauren will join Carrera Lucas to form our new goalie team. Lauren’s biggest performance to date was the final in the 2016 Club Championships where she minded the net versus the strong and favored WC Eagle team. Lauren proved to be the X-factor in the game and helped her team win the championship. Lauren impressed the UVA coaches with her technical skill and aggressive style. She will need to refine that style at this level and continue to deny scoring opportunities.
From Princeton FHC Goalkeeper Coach Dave Williamson ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Lauren will be a force in the goal for UVA and the ACC. She will challenge your starting goalie for playing time in her freshmen year.
Haley Hopkins (Springfield, Va.) ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Hopkins was named the Patriot Conference MVP her senior season at Lake Braddock Secondary School while also accumulating first team all-conference, all-metropolitan area, all-region and all-state honors. She leaves Lake Braddock as its all-time leading goal scorer, helping to lead the Bruins to the conference title her senior season. The two-time team MVP also led the Patriot Conference in scoring. In addition to playing field hockey, she also played three seasons of soccer, earning first team all-conference honors and ran track for four years.
From Coach Madison ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Haley is another speedy striker. Once she gets on board with the high-paced attack and high-pressing defense, Haley will develop into a scoring threat for the Hoos. She has radar on the goal cage. She can score the pretty goal and she can score the scrappy goal – they will all count the same for us.
From Rampage FHC Coach Starr Karl ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Haley is very fast and has a nose for the goal. Haley is first team all-state and the top forward for our club, a true diamond in the rough. Haley’s older sister, Brittany, was a four-year starter for William & Mary (graduated in 2015).
Camille Kane (Charlotte, N.C.) ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Kane finished her four-year career at Charlotte Latin with 70 career goals and 42 assists. After being named to the Max Field Hockey and Charlotte Observer preseason watch lists in 2016, she fulfilled her promise by being named a 2016 MAX Field Hockey Top 20 Performer and the 2016 Charlotte Observer Co-Player of the Year. Kane is a three-time NCISAA First Team All-State honoree, while also being twice named NFHCA All-South Region and All-Mid Atlantic Region. She helped lead the Hawks to winning both the 2015 and 2016 NCISAA State Championships. Kane also played two seasons of varsity soccer at Charlotte Latin, winning the state title both years.
From Coach Madison ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Camille will be a calm force on the field. We found Camille at the Virginia summer camp where she was on a younger team and was helping mentor the younger campers. She plays smart, is quite composed and is a total team player. We are so pleased to have Camille bring her goal-scoring talent to the incoming class.
From Charlotte Latin Coach Deb Savino ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” From the moment Camille stepped on the field as a freshman, she committed herself to the game of field hockey and the pursuit of excellence. She played year round, taking advantage of all opportunities to become a better player so that she could help her team be successful. Camille’s ability to create opportunities to score will be missed next fall.
Rachel Robinson (Mount Joy, Pa.) ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Robinson has been a member of the U.S. U19 Junior National team since her junior year of high school. A three-time first-team all-state honoree at Donegal High, she was named a second-team All-American in 2015 and to the third team in 2016. Robinson also played basketball and softball, scoring over 1,000 points in basketball for the Indians. Her sister, Katie, played field hockey at Virginia from 2010-13.
From Coach Madison ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Rachel brings a burning desire to compete and win every second, every minute. The team will depend on her unrelenting focus and performance. Rachel is the type of player that ignites those around her to play better as well as work harder and longer. Nobody will ever outplay Rachel. She creates very clear goals for herself that are fueled by determination and discipline beyond her years. She will be a force to be reckoned with. Coach Kuesgen comments most on Rachel’s tenacity. ‘She dives for every ball. It will be tough get around her’.
From Donegal High School Coach Jessica Shellenberger ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” Rachel’s play is exceptional. She is truly one of the most talented kids I have ever coached. She possesses a rare maturity you do not find in a young athlete. Her leadership on and off the field is one of a kind and something I might never see again as a high school coach. I will miss her hustle, her unwavering resolve to succeed and her physical presence, but most of all, I will miss her. But I am glad she is in such great hands.
Closing thoughts from Coach Madison ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¢’Â¬” In addition to getting these six young women, we also welcome their families to Virginia Field Hockey. I want to welcome back Dave and Sheri Robinson after the impact their oldest daughter, Katie, had on the program. I am happy that UVA alum Carol Hausheer and her husband Carl will be making frequent trips again to Charlottesville. Also, we are welcoming new Wahoo families, Sharon and Mike Gallen, Mimi and Jeff Kane and Amy Soos, Tom Hopkins and Robert and Lisette Dicke from the Netherlands.