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8 Carissa Vittese
Carissa  Vittese


Cherry Hill, N.J.

High School:
Camden Catholic





Carissa Vittese Named to the U.S. Women’s National Team

Former Cavalier called up from the U.S. Women's National Development Squad


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

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized


Five Virginia Players to Compete in the USA Field Hockey U21 Championship

Jeannie Blackwood, Emily Faught, Emilia Tapsall and Macy Peebles make the cut


Eleven Virginia Players on USA Field Hockey High Performance Training Squads

Cavaliers vying for roster spots on Women's National Championship squads


Virginia Field Hockey Announces 2014 Recruiting Class

Head coach Michele Madison announces seven additions for the fall


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

• Second Team All-ACC
• Second Team All-South Region
• VaSID Second Team All-State
• Started all 19 regular-season games for the Cavaliers
• Made the game-deciding shot in the sudden-death penalty shot victory over Richmond (Sept. 11)
• Scored on a penalty stroke against Northwestern
• Played sweeper on a defensive line that logged six shutouts in the regular season

• Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-South Region second team
• Played in all 22 games with 16 starts
• Scored a goal in four straight games at No. 9 Penn State (Aug. 26), and then home games against Richmond (Aug. 29), Towson (Aug. 31) and No. 3 Old Dominion (Sept. 2)
• Also registered an assist against Old Dominion, giving her a season-high three points in the game
• Was 0-for-2 in penalty strokes for the season

• Played in all 20 games with 14 starts
• Notched six goals
• A perfect 5-for-5 in penalty strokes
• Also contributed three assists for 15 points
• Finished the year with 19 shots, including 13 on goal
• First career goal game on a stroke in the season opener against VCU (Aug. 26)
• Also scored during regulation at Old Dominion (Sept. 4)
• Converted two penalty strokes, including one in the final minute to send game to overtime vs. Boston College (Sept. 23)
• Also converted stroke opportunitues at James Madison (Sept. 7) andvs. UC Davis (Oct. 6)


• Played in 19 games with 12 starts as a rookie, including all three NCAA games
• Started the year up from but moved to the backfield midseason
• Became key member of the Virginia defense
• Recorded a defensive save at home vs. Maryland (Oct. 1)
• Tallied one shot


• Played with Mid Atlantic Team at 2011 Junior National Championships
• Named to 2009-10 Olympic Development Squad
• 2009 Futures Elite selection
• Part of the 2013 Women's National Championship Mid-Atlantic/South team that won the tournament championship

High School
• 2009 second team All-South Jersey
• 2009 first team all-conference and all-parochial
• Named team's most valuable player
• Served as team captain
• Also competed in lacrosse
• National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society and National Math Honor Society member

• Daughter of Mark and Patricia Vittese
• Has two sisters: Michelle and Tara
• Sister, Michelle, is a senior on the UVa field hockey team and a member of the U.S. national team
• Enjoys reading, standup comedy and watching movies
• Psychology major

Vittese's Career Statistics



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