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23 Rachel Sumfest
Rachel  Sumfest


Lewisburg, Pa.

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Four Cavaliers Playing in the Women's National Championships

Virginia players vying for spots on U.S. National Team


Five Cavaliers Earn ACC All-Academic Honors

Bell, DeCerbo, Johnston, Robinson and Sumfest earned conference academic honor


2012 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-South Region Teams Announced

Virginia has four players earn first-team honors and two named to second team


Season Ends on Frustrating Note for Field Hockey

By Jeff White (


Virginia's Season Ends in the NCAA Second Round

Cavaliers fall to Princeton, 5-2


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)

• 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-South Region second team
• 2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Field Hockey Team
• Played 22 games with 20 starts
• Third on the team in goals (16) and points (36)
• Tied for sixth on the Virginia sophomore season top-10 list for both points and goals
• Ranked 34th in the NCAA statistical rankings in points per game (1.64) and 28th in goals per game (0.73)
• Ranked sixth in the ACC in points and fourth in goals
• Had six multi-goal games
• Scored the overtime game winner in the first game of the year at Temple (Aug. 24), the first of four game-winning goals in the season
• Had two assists to go with the two goals for six points at Temple (Aug. 24)
• Scored four game-winners in the first nine wins of the season
• Scored a goal in the NCAA Tournament second round game against Princeton

• Saw action in 19 games as a freshman forward with 11 starts
• Contributed five goals and an assist for 11 points
• Scored in her first collegiate game at home versus VCU (Aug. 26)
• Recorded one of the two goals scored against Duke (Oct. 29) before upsetting the Blue Devils in penalty strokes
• Took 24 shots, half of them were on target
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team

High School
• Toured Germany with East Coast Field Hockey Club
• 2010 first team all-state
• Two-time first team All-Heartland Conference honoree
• Named team's most valuable player
• Served as team captain
• National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member
• Also competed in softball

• Named to United States U-19 National Team in July 2011
• Played with Pennsylvania High Performance Team at 2010 and 2011 Junior National Championships
• Futures Elite selection

• Daughter of Joel and Virginia Sumfest
• Has two younger brothers, Will and Michael, and a younger sister, Cassie
• Mother, Virginia, played softball at the University of San Francisco

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