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Riley Tata
Riley Tata

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Norfolk Academy

Height:
5-7

Position:
Striker



09/28/2014

No. 3 Virginia Field Hockey Dominates Vermont, 8-0

The Cavaliers hold the Catamounts to one shot to win their eighth-straight game

09/18/2014

No. 10 Virginia Travels to No. 3 Duke on Friday

Cavaliers will face three-straight top-10 opponents

09/09/2014

No. 6 Virginia Blanks Miami (Ohio), 3-0

Cavaliers log their second shutout victory of the season

09/07/2014

No. 6 Virginia Field Hockey Defeats No. 7 Princeton, 6-4

Three Cavaliers score their first career goals in the victory

09/04/2014

No. 6 Virginia Field Hockey Falls at No. 20 Iowa, 4-3

Caleigh Foust scores two goals for the Cavaliers

09/09/2014

Field Hockey vs. Miami (by Matt Riley)

Field Hockey vs. Miami (by Matt Riley)

09/23/2013

Field Hockey vs. North Carolina (by Jim Daves)

Field Hockey vs. North Carolina (by Jim Daves)

At Virginia

2013
• Played in 18 games with six starts
• Finished the regular-season tied for second on the team with 20 points
• Finished the regular-season ranked second on the team with 10 goals
• Began her collegiate career scoring three goals on her first three shots (over a three-game span)
• Scored the first goal of the season for the Cavaliers, netting a score 1:51 into the season-opener against Louisville (Aug. 30)
• Had two multi-goal games, scoring twice at Vermont (Sept. 15) and against James Madison
• Scored the game-winning goals at Albany (Oct. 6) and against Duke (Oct. 18)

High School
• Four-sport athlete at Norfolk Academy, playing field hockey, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse
• 2012 Harrow Sports/NFHCA High School All-South Region
• Two-time first team All-State and two-time first team All-Tidewater
• 2012 TCIS Player of the Year and Team MVP
• Led Norfolk Academy to the state tournament three times, advancing to the finals in 2010 and 2011
• All-time single season and career record holder at Norfolk Academy with 119 goals, 37 assists, and 275 points
• Three-time TCIS leading scorer (65 points- 2010; 95 points- 2011; 97 points- 2012)
• Member of the 2009 Commonwealth Games U-16 champion team
• Won the "Outstanding Female Athlete" award at Norfolk Academy
• Scored over 1,000 career points in her Norfolk Academy basketball career, earning first team All-TCIS honors in 2013 as Team MVP
• Was the leading scorer on the 2011 State Champion soccer team at Norfolk Academy
• Named All-State Second Team in soccer in 2010

Personal
• Daughter of Bob and Anne Ferrell Tata
• Has two older sisters, Peyton and Carter, and a younger brother, Robert
• Her grandfather, Bob Tata, played football and baseball at Virginia, being named All-Virginia Big Six in both sports. He was also a collegiate batting champion and played in the North-South Shrine All-Star Game
• Her father, Bob, played football at the Naval Academy, setting 17 Navy records as a kicker. He was second on the all-time scoring list when he graduated
• Was selected as a 2012 Virginia Beach Neptune Princess, one of 12 high-achieving rising seniors from across the city who served as ambassadors at events such as Special Olympics, parades, and the "Surfers Healing" autism fundraiser
• Participated in mission trips to India, Tanzania, and the Dominican Republic
• Spent three years volunteering for senate and presidential campaigns
• Undeclared major


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