May 14, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Eleven Virginia field hockey players have earned spots on 2014 USA Field Hockey High Performance Training squads and will be vying for spots on teams competing at the Women's National Championship June 16-21, 2014 at Spooky Nook Sports, in Lancaster, Pa.
Beginning in the early spring, High Performance Centers serving the New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, South, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions conduct open trials for college-age and older athletes. Once selected to a High Performance Center, athletes receive elite-level training from some of the nation's top coaches over the course of the spring.
At the conclusion of the program, each High Performance Center selects a team to represent its region at the National Championships. Athletes competing in the tournament have the opportunity for selection to the U.S. National Squads.
Caliegh Foust, Megan Kelly and Katie Kelly have been selected to train at the Pennsylvania High Performance Center. Emilia Tapsall will be working out with the New Jersey squad. Tollie Bell, who has an internship in Bay Area this summer, will be training with the California squad. Jeannie Blackwood, Emily Faught, Macy Peebles, Riley Tata, Carissa Vittese and Kelsey LeBlanc will be training with the Mid-Atlantic squad.
Last season, Vittese, playing alongside Virginia alumnae Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese, was a member of the Mid-Atlantic/South team that won the Women's National Championship. The three also played together on the 2012 Mid-Atlantic team.
USA Field Hockey's High Performance Training Centers identify and train potential National Team athletes through comprehensive training and skill enhancement sessions, as well as premier level competitions. High Performance Centers allow athletes to train in regional areas close to their homes by some of the country's top coaches.
De Koning Finds Second Home at UVAField Hockey9/25/17A native of Holland, Nadine de Koning is a four-year starter for No. 4 Virginia, which hosts Pacific at 1 p.m. Monday at the U-Hall Turf Field.'Hoos Make Statement With Resounding WinFootball9/23/17On the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium, where Boise State rarely loses, Virginia rolled a 42-23 victory Friday night in a game shown on ESPN2.Dreams Coming True for Opoku at UVAMen's Soccer9/22/17Edward Opoku, a native of Ghana, is the leading scorer for No. 9 Virginia, which hosts No. 7 North Carolina on Friday night at Klöckner Stadium.
Director of News Content
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.
Jeff White: De Koning Finds Second Home at UVA
Field Hockey | 9/25/2017
A native of Holland, Nadine de Koning is a four-year starter for No. 4 Virginia, which hosts...
No. 4 Virginia Finishes Homestand on Monday at 1 p.m.
Field Hockey | 9/24/2017
No. 4 Virginia field hockey will take on Pacific on Monday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at Turf Field....
No. 4 Virginia Shuts Out No. 8 Boston College, 3-0
Field Hockey | 9/22/2017
No. 4 Virginia picked up its seventh straight win and second consecutive shutout with a 3-0...
No. 4 Virginia Faces No. 8 Boston College on Friday
Field Hockey | 9/21/2017
No. 4 Virginia hosts No. 8 Boston College on Friday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. at University Hall Turf...
Monday Virginia Field Hockey Game Time Moved to 1 p.m.
Field Hockey | 9/20/2017
Monday's field hockey game between Virginia and Pacific has been moved up to a 1 p.m. start time.
No. 5 Virginia Blanks Richmond, 7-0
Field Hockey | 9/17/2017
The Virginia field hockey team shut out Richmond, 7-0. Pien Dicke had her third hat trick of the ...
No. 5 Virginia Hosts Richmond on Sunday
Field Hockey | 09/16/2017
The No. 5 Virginia field hockey team hosts Richmond on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. at Turf Field.
No. 5 Virginia Wins 7-2 over No. 18 William & Mary
Field Hockey | 09/15/2017
Greta Ell scored the first hat trick of her career as the Cavaliers downed No. 18 William & Mary,...
- Online Stores