Former Cavalier called up from the U.S. Women's National Development Squad
Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized
Jeannie Blackwood, Emily Faught, Emilia Tapsall and Macy Peebles make the cut
Cavaliers vying for roster spots on Women's National Championship squads
Head coach Michele Madison announces seven additions for the fall
Field Hockey vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)
Field Hockey vs. North Carolina (by Jim Daves)
NCAA Field Hockey vs. Princeton (by Matt Riley)
NCAA Field Hockey vs. Iowa (by Matt Riley)
Field Hockey vs. St. Joseph's (by Matt Riley)
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
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
Vittese's Career Statistics
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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