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Daniela Mendez-Trendler

Reisterstown, Md.
Garrison Forest School
High School
Daniela Mendez-Trendler - Field Hockey - Virginia Cavaliers

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2022 NFHCA Third-Team All-American
2023 NFHCA First-Team All-Region
2022 All-ACC First Team
2023 All-ACC Second Team


  • NFHCA First-Team All-Region
  • All-ACC Second Team
  • Led the team in goals scored (9) and points (27)
  • Also had nine assists, ranking second on the team in that category, and seventh in the ACC
  • Ranked eighth in the ACC in points per game and ninth in goals per game
  • Appeared in all 21 games with 17 starts
  • Scored a goal against Liberty at home (8/29)
  • Scored two goals with an assist at Temple, all in the third quarter (9/3)
  • Scored Virginia’s fifth goal and logged an assist against William & Mary (9/8)
  • Scored UVA’s first goal of the 2OT win against Syracuse (9/22)
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime of the 2-1 victory at No. 2 Duke, assisting on UVA’s first goal (10/15)
  • Scored the game-winning goal at James Madison (10/24)
  • Assisted on both goals in the ACC Semifinal game against North Carolina (11/1)
  • Scored the game-winning goals against Saint Joseph’s (11/10) and Maryland (11/12) in the NCAA Championship
  • NFHCA NCAA Division I Preseason Watchlist


  • NHFCA Third-Team All-American, the sixth UVA freshman to be named an All-American in her rookie campaign
  • NFHCA All-South Region First Team, the fifth UVA freshman to be named to the first team in program history
  • First Team All-ACC
  • Won gold with the US U21 Junior National Team at the 2023 Junior Pan American Championship, helping the team qualify for the Junior World Championships (4/18)
  • Ranked second on the team in goals (8) and points (19). Also had three assists
  • Ranked 12th in the ACC with 0.42 goals per game and 15th with 1.0 points per game
  • Appeared in 19 games with 15 starts
  • Was in the starting lineup for the season-opener at Penn State, assisting on UVA’s first goal of the season (8/26)
  • Scored her first collegiate goal at Delaware (8/28)
  • Scored both goals in the 2-0 victory against No. 5 Louisville (9/30)
  • Scored the game-winner against William & Mary (10/02)
  • Named the ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts in the wins against Louisville and William & Mary (10/04)
  • Also named the Synapse Sports National Rookie of the Week (10/04)
  • Scored goals in back-to-back games at Duke (10/7) and against Miami (10/9) giving her five goals in a four-game span
  • Scored her eighth goal against Kent State
  • VaSID First Team All-State
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Summer 2022

  • Member of the US-U21 team that won bronze at the Uniphar 5-Nations tournament in Dublin, Ireland (6/27)
  • Earned an invitation to participate in the USA Field Hockey U-21 Selection Camp in December based on her summer performance (7/28)


  • 2021 NFHCA First Team High School All-American
  • 2021 MAX Field Hockey First Team High School All-American
  • 2021 All-Metropolitan Player of the Year
  • Two-time Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland All-conference “A”, All-Metropolitan, and All-Region
  • Former member of the USA U-16 Junior National Team
  • Former member of the US Junior Indoor National Team
  • Invited to the USA Field Hockey RISE selection camp


  • Daughter of Aileen Mendez and Pedro Mendez-Tellez
  • Her mother, Aileen, played four years of field hockey at Iowa when Michele Madison was an assistant coach there. Their Iowa team won the NCAA title in 1986
  • Has an older brother, Antonio Mendez
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences