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Amber Ezechiels

Noordwijk, Netherlands
Haarlemmermeer Lyceum
High School
Amber Ezechiels - Field Hockey - Virginia Cavaliers

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  • NFHCA First Team All-American, her third All-America honor, but first time being named to the first team
  • NFHCA All-South Region First Team
  • All-ACC First Team, her third conference honor and her second first-team selection
  • All-ACC Tournament Team
  • NFHCA Senior Game selection
  • Synapse Sports First Team All-American
  • Led the team in goals (7) and points (19). Ranked sixth in the ACC in points per game (1.00) and ninth in goals per game (0.37)
  • Scored a goal (UVA’s first of the season) with an assist in the season-opener against Penn State, adding another assist against Delaware to give her four points in the opening weekend games (8/29)
  • Scored the game-winning goal against Towson (9/5)
  • Converted a penalty corner to score UVA’s goal in the first meeting of the season against Old Dominion (9/26)
  • Scored the first goal of the game against Duke (10/01) and then added the game-winner with 1:42 remaining in the second overtime period
  • Named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week for her two-goal performance against Duke. She was the first Cavalier this season to earn a weekly accolade from the conference. This is her first time being the Offensive POW after being named a Defensive POW last season (10/05)
  • Named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week (10/26) after UVA picked up three wins in five days, including Friday’s 2-1 road victory at No. 6 Syracuse that snapped the Orange’s nine-game winning streak. In Virginia’s two non-conference games, Ezechiels led a defensive effort that limited William & Mary to six shots and Drexel to five. Additionally, Ezechiels contributed a pair of goals and an assist during the Cavaliers’ three wins.
  • Preseason All-ACC
  • VaSID All-State First Team
  • Finished her career with 15 goals (five game-winners), 17 assists for 47 points, playing in 75 games
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • NFHCA Second Team All-American
  • NFHCA All-South Region First Team
  • All-ACC First Team
  • All-ACC Field Hockey Academic Team
  • Started every game this season
  • Finished the season with nine assists, which led the conference at the end of the regular season. Ranked fifth at the end of the postseason
  • Also scored three goals for 15 points, tied for ninth in the ACC in points per game (0.89)
  • Scored two goals in the 3-2 double-overtime victory over Syracuse (10/04), including the game-winner 5:34 into the second OT
  • Also assisted on the game-winning goal in the first game against Syracuse, a 1-0 victory (10/02)
  • Scored a goal  (by converting a penalty stroke) with two assists in the 5-2 win against James Madison (3/21)
  • Named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week after helping the UVA defense pick up its third shutout of the season in a 1-0 win against Boston College (4/6)
  • VaSID First Team All-State
  • Preseason All-ACC
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Longstreth/NFHCA Second Team All-American
  • Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region First Team
  • All-ACC Second Team
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • All-NCAA Tournament Team
  • VaSID All-State First Team
  • Her lone goal of the year was the game-winner in the regular-season meeting against Duke (10/18)
  • Had an assist in the NCAA first-round game against Delaware (11/15)
  • Member of a backline defense that logged seven shutouts
  • Preseason All-ACC
  • 2019 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Finished the season with three goals and three assists for nine points
  • Was one of three freshmen in the starting lineup for the season-opening game at Drexel (Aug. 24)
  • Scored her first collegiate goal in her first collegiate game, taking one shot at Drexel and scoring (Aug. 24)
  • Also scored goals against Old Dominion (Sept. 9) and Wake Forest (Oct. 19)
  • Was named the Synapse Sports National Rookie of the Week (Oct. 24) after scoring a goal with two assists in games against Wake Forest and Maryland
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

High School/Club Hockey

  • Member of the U16 and U19 Dutch Junior National Teams
  • Won two silvers and two golds at the Dutch National Championships
  • Helped her U16 squad win gold at the 2016 European Championships
  • Won silver in 2015 and gold in 2016 at the Dutch National Indoor Championship


  • Parents are Barend Ezechiels and Marlies Ezechiels-van Balen
  • Has an older brother, Thom Ezechiels
  • Economics major