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Michelle Vittese

Midfield
Position
5'3''
Height
Redshirt Senior
Class
Cherry Hill, N.J.
Hometown
Camden Catholic
High School

2012
Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American
Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-South Region first team
All-VaSID first team
All-ACC
Co-winner of the Virginia Field Hockey Coaches[apos] Award for Excellence
Started 21 games
Finished with nine goals and seven assists (25 points)
Finished her career with 26 assists, tied for 11th in the Cavalier record book
Named the ACC Player of the Week (week ending Sept. 30) after scoring four unassisted goals, two against No. 4 Maryland (Sept. 28) and two against Saint Joseph[apos]s (Sept. 30)
Took a season-high six shots against No. 14 Northeastern (Sept. 8)
Had a pair of assists in the 5-4 victory over No. 3 Old Dominion (Sept. 2)
Scored the game-winning goal in the ACC opener at Boston College (Sept. 23)
Served as team co-captain
Pre-season All-ACC selection

Redshirted the 2011 season to compete with the U.S. National Team

International/National
Named the 2012 US Field Hockey National Player of the Year
Current member of the United States National Team
Competed at the 2012 London Olympics, playing in all six games
Won a gold medal at 2011 Pan American Games with the US National Team
Completed a second European Tour with Team USA in summer 2011 against Germany and Belgium
Competed in two separate Four Nations Tournaments in Argentina in March 2011
Played on U.S. National Team[apos]s European Tour in summer 2010, earning her first international caps
Member of the 2009 United States Junior World Cup Team
Two-time member of the Mid Atlantic High Performance team (2010, 2011)
Won national championships with New Jersey High Performance Team in 2009
Participated on the U.S. Under-21 squad in 2009 Youth Olympic Festival in Australia
Selected to 2008 U.S. Junior Pan American Games team but could not play because of injury
Named to the 2007 Under-21 team
Two-time USA-Canada Challenge Cup participant (2006, 2007)
Six-time National Futures participant (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Two-time FDIC participant (2006, 2007)
Two-time Futures Elite participant (2006, 2007)
2007 Olympic Development Select
Competed at Junior National Camp (2006, 2007)

2010
NFHCA first team All-American
First team All-American by womensfieldhockey.com
An All-ACC honoree
Selected to the all-south region first team
Named to ACC All-Tournament Team
Contributed four goals and four assists for 12 points
Scored the first goal in a 3-0 victory at Penn State (Aug. 29)
Also scored in games against Ohio State (Sept. 11), Lafayette (Sept. 18) and Boston College (Sept. 24)
Assisted on both goals in a 2-1 win vs. Duke in the first round of the ACC Championship (Nov. 4)
Tallied 35 shots, the fourth-most on the squad

2009
NFCHA third team All-American
First team All-American by womensfieldhockey.com
An All-ACC selection
Named to the all-south region first team
Selected to NCAA All-Tournament Team
Contributed six goals and nine assists for 21 points
Her nine assists ranked second on the squad
Notched the deciding goal in a 3-2 overtime win against Wake Forest, converting on a penalty stroke with no time left
Also had the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Duke (Oct. 31) in the regular season finale
Finished the year with 47 shots, including 37 on goal
Was 2-for-2 in penalty strokes

2008
Named to the all-south region second team
Selected to the womensfieldhockey.com all-rookie team
Played in 16 games, missing six because of injury
Tallied six goals and six assists for 18 points
Third on the team in shot percentage
Scored first collegiate goal at home against Providence (8/31)
Scored twice in a 7-2 victory over Vermont (9/5)
Recorded a goal and two assists against Longwood (10/16)
Finished the year with 29 shots, 17 of which were on goal

High School
Two-time Junior Olympian (2004, 2005)
Gold medalist at 2005 Junior Olympics

Personal
Daughter of Mark and Pat Vittese
Two sisters: Tara and Carissa
Played three seasons with sister, Carissa, on the UVa field hockey team
Women[apos]s Inline Hockey World Team member
History major

Vittese[apos]s Career Statistics