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Daniela Mendez-Trendler

Midfield
Position
5'9''
Height
Freshman
Class
Reisterstown, Md.
Hometown
Garrison Forest School
High School
Daniela Mendez-Trendler - Field Hockey - Virginia Cavaliers

Daniela Mendez-Trendler Pronunciation

2022

  • NFHCA All-South Region First Team, the fifth UVA freshman to be named to the first team in program history
  • First Team All-ACC
  • 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

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)

Background

  • 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

Personal

  • 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