Virginia’s Sara Confer, a third-year from Swoyersville, Pa., helped the Cavaliers return to the NCAA Championships in 2006 as UVa posted a 14-8 record against one of the toughest schedules in the nation. In 2007 the Cavaliers are a fixture in the top-20 again while again facing another top-10 slate. Confer, a midfield defender, scored three goals and added two assists for her first points in her collegiate career in 2006. Against California teams Stanford and Pacific in 2006, she notched the game-winning assist against Stanford and added an insurance goal as the Cavaliers defeated Pacific. Virginia faces another squad from California this week when the Cavaliers host the Cal Bears on Thursday, October 4 at 6 p.m. at University Hall Turf Field. She sat down with VirginiaSports.com to share some information about herself with fans.
My favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate chip cookie dough
My favorite sports figure: Zinedine Zidane
My favorite movie: Wedding Crashers
My favorite book: A Child Called It
My major and why I chose it: Sports management, I want to stay involved in the athletic world
My primary inspiration in sports is: The competition
My advice to players is: Go hard, or go home
The best thing about the University is: The beautiful campus
My dream vacation would be: Going to The Great Barrier Reef
The most important thing I learned in college is: Manage time and prioritize
My favorite place on Grounds: The Lawn
My song on the psych tape is: “Heart of a Champion” -- Nelly
My favorite moment in my personal sports history: Winning the state championship in 2003
My favorite moment in sports history: Michael Jordan’s fade-away buzzer beater
Best field hockey game I have been a part of: My junior year in high school when we played Wissahickon in the state semi-finals
Why I play field hockey: I love it!!
A brief summary of my early field hockey history: I first played hockey at my school camp in fourth grade. I joined my first field hockey team in seventh grade and played ever since.
What do Michele Madison and her staff bring to Virginia? A positive attitude and opportunity
Why did I choose my number? It all started with basketball in seventh grade, and I’ve had it in every sport since then.
Please list any community service projects you do, either solo or with a group: Relay for Life with the field hockey team