CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia field hockey junior midfielder Rachel Robinson (Mount Joy, Pa.) and sophomore back Amber Ezechiels (Niew Vennep, Netherlands) were named to 2019 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America teams, as announced on Tuesday (Dec. 10) by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Robinson earned first team honors while Ezechiels was named to the second team. Each team is comprised of 16 players.
Robinson, an All-ACC first team honoree, started all 23 games for the Cavaliers as a defensive midfielder. She ended the season with five goals and four assists for 14 points. Scored the game-winning goals against Penn State and the regular-season meeting with Duke. She also scored Virginia’s lone goal in the NCAA semifinal game against Princeton. Robinson has twice been named to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region Second Team, but this is her first time earning All-America honors.
Ezechiels, a second-team All-ACC honoree, scored her first goal of the season in overtime of the 3-2 regular-season victory over Duke, netting the game-winner. She has been a key component in Virginia’s defensive unit that logged seven shutouts this season. This is Ezechiels’ first All-America honor.
These are the 55th and 56th All-American honors earned by Cavaliers and the 14th-consecutive year that at least one Virginia player has been named to an All-American team.