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18 Elly Buckley
Elly  Buckley


Scarborough, Perth, Australia

High School:
John XXIII College




Virginia Has 305 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized


Buckley, Hyams Named VaSID Player/Rookie of the Year

Buckley, Hyams and Vittese earn All-State honors


Elly Buckley Becomes a Four-Time All-American

Senior forward named to the first team for the second-straight year


Three Virginia Field Hockey Players Earn All-Region Honors

Buckley named to the first team; Vittese and Hyams earn second-team honors


No. 7 Virginia's Season Ends with a 4-3 Overtime Loss in the NCAA First Round

Massachusetts scores with 4:08 remaining in overtime to eliminate the Cavaliers


Field Hockey vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)

Field Hockey vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)


Field Hockey vs. North Carolina (by Jim Daves)

Field Hockey vs. North Carolina (by Jim Daves)


NCAA Field Hockey vs. Princeton (by Matt Riley)

NCAA Field Hockey vs. Princeton (by Matt Riley)


NCAA Field Hockey vs. Iowa (by Matt Riley)

NCAA Field Hockey vs. Iowa (by Matt Riley)


Field Hockey vs. St. Joseph's (by Matt Riley)

Field Hockey vs. St. Joseph's (by Matt Riley)

At Virginia

• 2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Division I All-American First Team
• One of only 13 ACC players to be a four-time All-American while playing all four years in the conference
• All-ACC first team
• One of just 11 players in conference history to become a four-time All-ACC honoree
• First Team All-South Region
• VaSID State Player of the Year
• VaSID First Team All-State
• Leads the ACC in shots, shots per game, points, points per game, goals, goals per game and defensive saves
• Her four game-winning goals is tied for second in the conference
• Finished her career ranked third in the Cavalier record book in points (182), fourth in career goals (73), seventh in career assists (36) and fourth with 11 defensive saves
• Opened the season scoring game-winning goals against Louisville and No. 6 Penn State, earning the first of her two ACC Player of the Week honors
• Earned her second ACC Player of the week honor for the week ending Oct. 20 after scoring a hat trick in the victory over No. 8 Duke
• Also had six points against Vermont (two goals, two assists)
• Co-Captain with Jess Orrett
• Preseason All-ACC team

• Longstreth/ NFHCA Division I Second Team All-American
• Longstreth/ NFHCA Division I All-South Region first team
• All-VaSID first team
• All-ACC
• Recipient of the Ralph Sampson Scholarship, awarded to a rising fourth-year student-athlete who has distinguished himself or herself during his or her intercollegiate athletic career at the University of Virginia • After playing as a forward her first two seasons, transitioned to playing defense
• Led the ACC with five defensive saves, seventh in the national rankings
• Ranked among the nation's leaders in goals per game and points per game all season, ending the year ranked 23rd with 0.77 gpg and 23rd in ppg (1.86)
• Will enter her senior season tied for seventh on the Cavalier career points list (133), in eighth place on the career goals list (53), and 10th on the career assists list (27)
• Second on the team in goals (17), tied for second in assists (7) and second in points (41)
• 17 goals is ranked seventh on the Virginia junior class top-10 list, 41 points is ranked eighth
• Had three assists in the win over Richmond (Aug. 29), the second three-assist game of her career
• Scored four goals against Towson (Aug. 31), her second career four-goal game
• Scored the game-winning goal in double overtime at Michigan State (Sept. 7)
• Scored a goal in both NCAA Tournament games, also logging a defensive save against Princeton
• Pre-season All-ACC selection
• Served as team co-captain

• Served as team co-captain
• Tabbed NFHCA Second Team All-American
• First Team All-South Region for the second consecutive year
• An All-ACC selection for the second year in a row
• Named to the ACC All-Tournament team
• Played in all 20 games with 17 starts
• Scored 17 times and contributed 9 assists for 43 points
• Took 67 shots
• Had six multi-goal games
• Ranked fourth in the ACC for shots and goals, fifth for points

• NFHCA Third Team All-American
• Named Second Team All-American by
• First Team All-South Region
• An All-ACC selection
• Honored on National All-Rookie Team
• Started 21 of the 22 games she played
• Compiled 19 goals and 11 assists for 49 points
• Scored four goals against Radford for eight points, both ranking on the schools' single-game best lists
• Pre-season All-ACC selection
• Her 11 helpers led the team
• Second on the squad behind Paige Selenski with 19 scores
• Her 89 shots also ranked second
• Recorded five game-winning goals
• Ranked fourth in the ACC in shots, points, goals and assists
• Scored four times to mark first career hat trick vs. Radford (Oct. 24)
• Had four multi-goal games
• Scored twice in NCAA games vs. Michigan State (Nov. 13) and Princeton (Nov. 14)
• Tallied three assists vs. Ohio State (Sept. 11)
• Named to NFHCA All-Academic Team
• Selected to All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll


• Member of the U-16 Australian National Team

High School
• State representative and state captain
• Also captained John XXIII squad
• Played for Perth Club Premiers

• Daughter of Alan and Bernadette Buckley
• Has two older brothers: Aedan and Ben
• Has an older sister, Jemma, who played field hockey at Maryland
• Psychology major

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