CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Grad student Rachel Robinson (Mount Joy, Pa.) and senior Amber Ezechiels (Noordwijk, Netherlands) were named to the 2021 NFHCA Division I All-America teams, as announced on Tuesday (Dec. 14) by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Ezechiels was named to the first team while Robinson earned third-team honors.
Ezechiels, a defender, leads the Cavaliers in goals (7) and points (19), ranking sixth in the ACC in points per game (1.00) and ninth in goals per game (0.37). Three of her seven goals have been game-winners. The first team All-ACC honoree has been named both the ACC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 5) and the Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 26) this season. She was also named to the All-ACC Tournament Team and selected to play in the NFHCA Senior Game. This is Ezechiels third All-American honor. She was named to the second team in 2020-21 and 2019.
Robinson, a five-year starter and four-year team captain, finished her collegiate career playing in 95 games with 91 starts, tallying 10 goals (three game-winners) with 13 assists for 33 points. She was named to the ACC All-Tournament team this year and has been selected to play in the NFHCA Senior Game. Robinson has earned All-South Region honors all five years. This is Robinson’s third All-America honor. She was a first-team honoree in 2019 and on the third team in 2020-21.
These are the 59th and 60th All-American honors earned by Cavaliers and the 16th-consecutive year that at least one Virginia player has been named to an All-American team. Ezechiels’ honor was the 25th time a Virginia player was named to the first team.