Nov. 15, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia field hockey team had four players including Elly Buckley (Jr., Scarborouh Perth, Australia), Jenny Johnstone (So., Paisley, Scotland), Paige Selenski (R-Sr., Shavertown, Pa.) and Michelle Vittese (R-Sr., Cherry Hill, N.J.) named to the 2012 Longtreth/ NFHCA Division I South Region Team. Rachel Sumfest (So., Lewisburg, Pa.) and Carissa Vittese (Jr., Cherry Hill, N.J.) earned second team honors.
Buckley, despite moving from forward to sweeper this season, was the team's second leading scorer. Buckley was fourth in the ACC with 41 points and fourth in goals (17). She also led the conference with five defensive saves. This is her third first-team All-Region honor.
Johnstone was the lone goalkeeper to earn All-ACC honors this season. Johnstone led the ACC in save percentage for most of the season and was in the top-25 in the nation in both save percentage and goals-against average for most of the year. This is her first All-Region honor.
Selenski led the conferene in seven different statistical categories this season en route to being named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year. This is her fourth All-South Region first team honor.
Vittese, a midfielder, earned her third first team All-Region honor. She was a second-team All-South Region honoree as a freshman. Vittese scored a career-high nine goals in her senior campaign with seven assists. As a member of the US National Team, she was named the 2012 USA Field Hockey Player of the Year.
The Cavaliers' two players on the second team, Sumfest and Carissa Vittese, each earned their first-ever All-Region honor.
Vittese played midfield this season, playing in all 22 of Virginia's games. She scored four goals with an assist.
Sumfest was third on the team in scoring with 16 goals, including four game-winners. The forward also had four assists.
Overall, the Atlantic Coast Conference had 29 players named to the All-Region teams with 17 earning first-team honors, leading all conferences in both counts.
Virginia's season ended with a 5-2 loss to Princeton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
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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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