Tara Vittese is the first Virginia player to be a four-time first-team NFHCA All-American; Pien Dicke is UVA’s third freshman to be named to the first team
Tara Vittese and Pien Dicke named to the first team
Dicke named ACC Freshman of the Year; Madison named Coach of the Year
Cavaliers pick up a 2-1 victory at No. 7 Louisville to secure the top seed in the ACC tournament
Freshman midfielder wins the honor for the second time in her career
- Longstreth/NFHCA All-America First Team, just the third freshman in UVA history to be named to the first team
- ACC Freshman of the Year
- Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region First Team
- First Team All-ACC
- ACC Field Hockey All-Tournament Team
- Ranked sixth in the nation in goals per game (1.05) and eighth in points per game (2.45), having ranked as high as No. 2 in goals per game (through the first six weeks of the season)
- Ranked second in the ACC in goals and points per game
- Set the Virginia single-season record for hat tricks with five
- Finished her rookie season with 21 goals, including five game-winners, and seven assists
- Was in the starting lineup for her collegiate debut in the season-opener against Fairfield (Aug. 25), scoring a hat trick in her first game
- Followed up her debut by scoring a goal against Penn State (Aug. 27), finishing her opening weekend with eight points on four goals
- Scored her second hat trick in the win over Michigan State (Sept. 10)
- Logged her third hat trick a week later in the victory over Richmond (Sept. 17)
- Added a fourth hat trick two games later against Pacific (Sept. 25)
- Named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 25) for her efforts in the win over No. 8 BC, scoring two goals with an assist in the 3-0 victory
- Had her fifth hat trick of the season against Drexel, tying the Virginia single-season mark for hat tricks in a single season set by Meridith Thorpe in 1996 (Oct. 8)
- Named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time (Oct. 16) after scoring the game-tying goal at No. 7 Syracuse in a 2-1 comeback win over the Orange
- Scored the game-winning goal in the contest at Louisville that clinched the ACC regular-season championship for UVA (Oct. 21)
- Dutch Junior National Team at both the U16 and U18 levels
- Won the 2015 Six Nations Championship with the U16 Team and the European Championship with the U18
- Captain of the Dutch U18 Junior National Team
- 2011 Dutch Individual Skills national champion
- Her first ladies' team won the Dutch National Championship in 2015 and 2016
- Daughter of Robert and Lisette Dicke
- Has two younger brothers, Teun and Guus, and a younger sister Jip
- Sister, Jip, plays on the Dutch U16 Junior National Team
- Also played tennis and competed at judo
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