CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia striker Annie McDonough was named the VaSID Field Hockey State Player of the Year, as announced Friday (Jan. 20) by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. Head coach Michele Madison was named the VaSID State Coach of the Year, while Daniela Mendez-Trendler was named the VaSID State Rookie of the Year.
First-team All-American McDonough was an All-ACC first-team honoree this season after being named to the second team last year. She scored two of her three goals this season in the ACC tournament, including scoring the first goal in the game against Wake Forest and assisting on the overtime game-winner. She is the first UVA student-athlete to be named the top field hockey player in the state since Rachel Robinson in 2019 and the 11th overall.
Third-team All-American Mendez-Trendler tallied 19 points this season on eight goals and three assists. She was named First Team All-ACC as well as earning a weekly honor from the conference, and was named the Synapse Sports National Rookie of the Week. This is the eighth time that a UVA player has earned the honor.
Madison led her team to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship after finishing as the runners-up in the ACC Championship. Madison and the Cavaliers were ranked as high as No. 5 in the country after being ranked No. 12 in the preseason. This is Madison’s eighth time winning the honor. She last won it in 2019. She has been named the VaSID State Coach of the Year more times than any other coach in the 23-year history of the award.
This is the fourth time Virginia has swept the player, coach and rookie of the year honors.
Additionally, Laura Janssen was named to the All-State first team and Adele Iacobucci earned second-team honors.