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9 Michelle Vittese
Michelle  Vittese

RS Senior

Cherry Hill, N.J.

High School:
Camden Catholic





Michelle Vittese Named to 2016 U.S. Olympic Team

Fellow Virginia alum Paige Selenski named as an alternate


Virginia Alumnae Win Pan-Am Gold with USA Field Hockey

Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese win their second Pan-Am Games gold medals as well as securing a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics


Selenski, Vittese Competing at the 2014 Hockey World Cup

Tenth-ranked U.S. squad competes from May 31-June 15 in The Netherlands


Virginia Alums Michelle Vittese and Paige Selenski Named to Champions Challenge Roster

Team USA is currently ranked No. 10 in the world


No. 5 Virginia Plays at No. 1 Maryland Friday

Cavaliers get a second shot at a top-ranked team in the regular-season finale


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)


Field Hockey vs. Richmond (by Matt Riley)

Field Hockey vs. Richmond (by Matt Riley)


Michelle Vittese and Paige Selenski in London

Pictures from the London Olympics as Vittese and Selenski compete with the US Field Hockey Team

• 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' 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'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

• 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'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)

• NFHCA first team All-American
• First team All-American by
• 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

      • NFCHA third team All-American
      • First team All-American by
      • 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

      • Named to the all-south region second team
      • Selected to the 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

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

      Vittese's Career Statistics



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