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8 Carissa Vittese
Carissa  Vittese

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cherry Hill, N.J.

High School:
Camden Catholic

Height:
5-6

Position:
Back

08/07/2014

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

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized

06/18/2014

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

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

05/14/2014

Eleven Virginia Players on USA Field Hockey High Performance Training Squads

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

04/08/2014

Virginia Field Hockey Announces 2014 Recruiting Class

Head coach Michele Madison announces seven additions for the fall

12/16/2013

Buckley, Hyams Named VaSID Player/Rookie of the Year

Buckley, Hyams and Vittese earn All-State honors

10/11/2013

Field Hockey vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)

Field Hockey vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)

09/23/2013

Field Hockey vs. North Carolina (by Jim Daves)

Field Hockey vs. North Carolina (by Jim Daves)

11/11/2012

NCAA Field Hockey vs. Princeton (by Matt Riley)

NCAA Field Hockey vs. Princeton (by Matt Riley)

11/10/2012

NCAA Field Hockey vs. Iowa (by Matt Riley)

NCAA Field Hockey vs. Iowa (by Matt Riley)

10/01/2012

Field Hockey vs. St. Joseph's (by Matt Riley)

Field Hockey vs. St. Joseph's (by Matt Riley)

At Virginia

2013
• 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

2012
• 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

2011
• 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)

2010

• 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

International/National

• 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

Personal
• 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

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