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Anzel Viljoen

Matamata, New Zealand
Matamata College
High School
Anzel Viljoen - Field Hockey - Virginia Cavaliers


  • All-ACC Second Team
  • Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region Second Team
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • VaSID All-State Second Team
  • Led the team in points with 26 on seven goals and a team-high 12 assists
  • Ranked third in the ACC in assists per game at 0.52 and eighth in points per game at 1.13
  • Scored the game-winning goal at Drexel (10/20)
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the NCAA first round game against Delaware (11/15)
  • Member of a backline defense that logged seven shutouts
  • Ended her career with 17 goals and 22 assists for 56 points


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Started all 19 games
  • Scored two goals with two assists
  • Scored her two goals against No. 2 Maryland (Oct. 21) and No. 1 North Carolina (Nov. 2)
  • Had assists at Drexel (Aug. 24) and Wake Forest (Oct. 19)
  • Part of a backline defense that registered three shut outs
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Finished the season with six goals, including one game-winner, and five assists for 17 points
  • Scored a pair of goal in the season opener against Fairfield (Aug. 25)
  • Scored two goals and had an assist in the win over Pacific (Sept. 25)
  • Had a goal and an assist in the 8-0 victory over Drexel (Oct. 8)


  • Appeared in 22 games, starting all of them
  • Was in the starting lineup in her first collegiate game, the season-opener against Miami (Aug. 26)
  • Had her first collegiate assist in the regular-season win over Wake Forest (Sept. 30)
  • Scored the first two goals of her collegiate career during the ACC Championship
  • Made a defensive save in the NCAA Tournament first-round victory over Michigan (Nov. 12)

High School/Club

  • MVP and team captain of the U-15 Waikato team that earned a bronze medal at the 2012 New Zealand national tournament
  • Won a silver medal at the national tournament with the 2015 Midlands U-18 women’s team
  • 2014-15 MVP of her Matamata College team


  • Daughter of Charles and Annelise Viljoen
  • Both her father and mother played field hockey for college first division teams and at the provincial level as did her sister, Marine
  • Is learning to play guitar
  • Was born in South Africa, immigrating to New Zealand when she was 10 years old. Did not understand English when she arrived in New Zealand but was nearly fluent within weeks