CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia field hockey team (1-1, 0-0 ACC) plays its first home matches of the 2022 season this weekend at Turf Field. Virginia will take on Temple (2-0, 0-0 Big East) on Friday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. and James Madison (2-1) on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.

Admission is free.


  • Both matches will stream online on ACCNX through the ESPN app. It is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Live stats be available for both games
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  • This is the 50th season of Virginia field hockey. Field hockey was one of three women’s sports to begin at UVA in 1973-74 along with basketball and tennis
  • The Cavaliers are No. 12 in the Preseason NFHCA Coaches Poll and were picked to finish fourth in the ACC Preseason Poll
  • Virginia dropped its season-opener 3-2 at No. 11 Penn State after the Nittany Lions scored the game-winner with 33 seconds remaining in regulation
  • The Cavaliers picked up a 4-1 road win at No. 17 Delaware last Sunday
  • Senior Laura Janssen scored three goals last weekend, two at Delaware and one at Penn State. The Delaware game was her first was Janssen’s first multi-goal game since scoring two against Wake Forest on Nov. 5, 2020. It is the third multi-goal game of her career
  • Janssen is tied for the ACC lead in points and goals with UNC’s Ashley Sessa and Syracuse’s Joy Haarman
  • Jans Croon scored the first goal of her collegiate career against Penn State. She assisted on two goals at Delaware to give her four points this season
  • Daniela Mendez-Trendler is the first of the freshman to score a goal this season after finding the back of the net at Delaware. She also had an assist in her collegiate debut at Penn State
  • Freshman Madison Orsi started both games last weekend, the only first-year to start both games
  • Six of the eight first-years made their collegiate debuts last weekend
  • Taryn Tkachuk scored the game-winning goal at Delaware. It was the second game-winner of her career along with the decider in last year’s win against Miami (Ohio)
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Kennedy logged eight saves against Penn State. She is averaging 6.0 saves per game with a .750 save percentage


  • Temple posted two shutouts on opening weekend, including a 6-0 win against Lehigh, the most goals scored by the team in a game since 2015
  • Six different players scored in the two games
  • Temple returns the majority of its starting lineup, including three graduate students in Annie Judge, Nienke Oerlemans, and Tali Popinko. The team also returns its 2021 leading scorer, Julianne Kopec
  • Temple is coached by UVA alumna Michelle Vittese (2008-10, 2012). She was a three-time All-American at Virginia and helped lead the team to the 2009 and 2010 Final Fours. She is in her second season as the head coach for the Owls
  • Temple’s assistant coach is UVA alumna Carissa Vittese (2010-13). She was a two-time All-Region honoree at UVA and a member of the 2010 Final Four team. This is her third season as an assistant coach for the Owls
  • Michele Madison began her head coaching career at Temple, leading the Owl to three NCAA tournament berths in her four seasons and the A-10 title in her final year. She went 56-28-6 in her four seasons
  • Temple holds a 2-1 edge in the series. Virginia won the last meeting in 2012 4-3 in overtime


  • James Madison is competing as an independent team this season after leaving the CAA last year
  • The Dukes opened the year with victories against Richmond (3-1) and Bucknell (6-2), but fell on Friday at Old Dominion, 6-1
  • JMU went 12-7 last season and a 6-0 record in the CAA
  • Eveline Zwager was the team’s leading scorer last season with 16 goals and six assists. They also return their second-leading scorer Diede Remjinse who had 11 goals and an assist
  • Virginia holds a 34-12 advantage in the all-time series and has won the last seven meetings
  • UVA and JMU played a preseason scrimmage against each other on August 20


  • Virginia will face the reigning national champions, No. 1 Northwestern on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Evanston, Ill.