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Amber Ezechiels

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5'8''
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Senior
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Noordwijk, Netherlands
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Haarlemmermeer Lyceum
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Amber Ezechiels - Field Hockey - Virginia Cavaliers

Amber Ezechiels Pronunciation

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2021

  • Preseason All-ACC
  • 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)

2020-21

  • 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

2019

  • 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

2018

  • 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

Personal

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