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9 Michelle Vittese
Michelle  Vittese

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cherry Hill, N.J.

High School:
Camden Catholic

Height:
5-3

Position:
Midfield

07/25/2015

Virginia Alumnae Win Pan-Am Gold with USA Field Hockey

Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese win their second Pan-Am Games gold medals as well as securing a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics

05/29/2014

Selenski, Vittese Competing at the 2014 Hockey World Cup

Tenth-ranked U.S. squad competes from May 31-June 15 in The Netherlands

04/14/2014

Virginia Alums Michelle Vittese and Paige Selenski Named to Champions Challenge Roster

Team USA is currently ranked No. 10 in the world

10/24/2013

No. 5 Virginia Plays at No. 1 Maryland Friday

Cavaliers get a second shot at a top-ranked team in the regular-season finale

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 286 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,909 student-athletes recognized

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)

08/30/2012

Field Hockey vs. Richmond (by Matt Riley)

Field Hockey vs. Richmond (by Matt Riley)

08/01/2012

Michelle Vittese and Paige Selenski in London

Pictures from the London Olympics as Vittese and Selenski compete with the US Field Hockey Team

2012
• Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American
• Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-South Region first team
• All-VaSID first team
• All-ACC
• Co-winner of the Virginia Field Hockey Coaches' Award for Excellence
• Started 21 games
• Finished with nine goals and seven assists (25 points)
• Finished her career with 26 assists, tied for 11th in the Cavalier record book
• Named the ACC Player of the Week (week ending Sept. 30) after scoring four unassisted goals, two against No. 4 Maryland (Sept. 28) and two against Saint Joseph's (Sept. 30)
• Took a season-high six shots against No. 14 Northeastern (Sept. 8)
• Had a pair of assists in the 5-4 victory over No. 3 Old Dominion (Sept. 2)
• Scored the game-winning goal in the ACC opener at Boston College (Sept. 23)
• Served as team co-captain
• Pre-season All-ACC selection

Redshirted the 2011 season to compete with the U.S. National Team

International/National
• Named the 2012 US Field Hockey National Player of the Year
• Current member of the United States National Team
• Competed at the 2012 London Olympics, playing in all six games
• Won a gold medal at 2011 Pan American Games with the US National Team
• Completed a second European Tour with Team USA in summer 2011 against Germany and Belgium
• Competed in two separate Four Nations Tournaments in Argentina in March 2011
• Played on U.S. National Team's European Tour in summer 2010, earning her first international caps
• Member of the 2009 United States Junior World Cup Team
• Two-time member of the Mid Atlantic High Performance team (2010, 2011)
• Won national championships with New Jersey High Performance Team in 2009
• Participated on the U.S. Under-21 squad in 2009 Youth Olympic Festival in Australia
• Selected to 2008 U.S. Junior Pan American Games team but could not play because of injury
• Named to the 2007 Under-21 team
• Two-time USA-Canada Challenge Cup participant (2006, 2007)
• Six-time National Futures participant (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
• Two-time FDIC participant (2006, 2007)
• Two-time Futures Elite participant (2006, 2007)
• 2007 Olympic Development Select
• Competed at Junior National Camp (2006, 2007)

2010
• NFHCA first team All-American
• First team All-American by womensfieldhockey.com
• An All-ACC honoree
• Selected to the all-south region first team
• Named to ACC All-Tournament Team
• Contributed four goals and four assists for 12 points
• Scored the first goal in a 3-0 victory at Penn State (Aug. 29)
• Also scored in games against Ohio State (Sept. 11), Lafayette (Sept. 18) and Boston College (Sept. 24)
• Assisted on both goals in a 2-1 win vs. Duke in the first round of the ACC Championship (Nov. 4)
• Tallied 35 shots, the fourth-most on the squad

      2009
      • NFCHA third team All-American
      • First team All-American by womensfieldhockey.com
      • An All-ACC selection
      • Named to the all-south region first team
      • Selected to NCAA All-Tournament Team
      • Contributed six goals and nine assists for 21 points
      • Her nine assists ranked second on the squad
      • Notched the deciding goal in a 3-2 overtime win against Wake Forest, converting on a penalty stroke with no time left
      • Also had the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Duke (Oct. 31) in the regular season finale
      • Finished the year with 47 shots, including 37 on goal
      • Was 2-for-2 in penalty strokes

      2008
      • Named to the all-south region second team
      • Selected to the womensfieldhockey.com all-rookie team
      • Played in 16 games, missing six because of injury
      • Tallied six goals and six assists for 18 points
      • Third on the team in shot percentage
      • Scored first collegiate goal at home against Providence (8/31)
      • Scored twice in a 7-2 victory over Vermont (9/5)
      • Recorded a goal and two assists against Longwood (10/16)
      • Finished the year with 29 shots, 17 of which were on goal

      High School
      • Two-time Junior Olympian (2004, 2005)
      • Gold medalist at 2005 Junior Olympics

      Personal
      • Daughter of Mark and Pat Vittese
      • Two sisters: Tara and Carissa
      • Played three seasons with sister, Carissa, on the UVa field hockey team
      • Women's Inline Hockey World Team member
      • History major

      Vittese's Career Statistics

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