Nov. 29, 2012
Now that you're a couple weeks out of the season, what are your final
thoughts on it as a whole?
Chole:We initially set a high goal this year - we wanted to be the best, and we wanted to be national champions. We came in fit and prepared to play. Despite not reaching that ultimate goal, we are still very proud that we made the Elite Eight. We can be even prouder by the growth of the team on an individual level as well as the team as a whole due to the vast improvement when looking back at the start of the season.
PHOEBE: This season was one of ups and downs, from beating Maryland for the first time in a long time to losing to Princeton in the Elite Eight. It was quite the ride! The best part about this season was that I don't think there is a team in the country that has a better locker room than we do. I'm not talking about the physical locker room, but I am referring to the people that are in it. Our team had to adjust this season. With open arms, we not only welcomed back two Olympians (Michelle and Paige) but also a transfer from our biggest rival UNC (Tollie). Everyone on the team was made to feel like an equal. Even when we lost, we still had the closest, most positive final team meeting of anyone's in the country (probably even Princeton). That is a testament to the program that has been built at UVa. It is not always about the wins and losses, but its about growing as a group and being a part of something bigger than yourself.
What were some of the most memorable moments of the season?
PHOEBE: The most memorable moment to me was beating Maryland in the pouring rain! We played so hard and followed our game plan so well, there was nothing (even a monsoon) that would stop us from winning. That game was the epitome of our team and our determination to not let anything but ourselves dictate the game.
Chloe: It is very hard to narrow it down, but one of mine was the game Jess Orrett scored her first goal. It was so exciting for not only her but for the whole team. It's really nice watching someone who does so much work for the team on and off the field that usually isn't acknowledged get rewarded and acknowledged.
What are your thoughts on Paige Selenski's historic season?
CHLOE: Paige is a very humble person that despite her success in hockey is very down to earth, which is something that I value very highly in a person. She worked very hard and I am very happy to have played with her and watched her achieve this record.
PHOEBE: Paige is one of the hardest working players on the team and she also happens to be one of the nicest. Paige is the teammate that every other player in the country wishes they could have had the opportunity to play with. Not only does she have a positive attitude, but she has a relentless attitude which is why she scored 100 goals in her career and was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year.
Chloe, hat are some things you are looking forward to next
season in what will be your senior year? What are the expectations?
CHLOE: I am looking forward to coming back next season with everyone being as excited and ready to play as this year. I believe if we all work hard over spring and summer we could give teams a run for their money. With the 2013 season being my last, I would like to go out with a bang and get that national championship ring!
Phoebe, your field hockey career is now over, but you have some exciting plans for the future. Can you share some of those?
PHOEBE: I'm going to do Teach for America in Philadelphia. I'm also shaving my head on March 21, 2013 for the St. Baldrick's foundation: http://www.facebook.com/PheebsGoesBald. I plan to apply to law school in two years when I complete my time as a TFA corps member.
Margin of Error Gone for CavaliersMen's Lacrosse4/29/16To become eligible for an NCAA men's lacrosse tournament bid, Virginia (7-7) must upset second-ranked Brown (13-1) on Saturday night.UVA Spring Football NotebookFootball4/27/16With spring practice over, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall and his assistants have turned their focus to recruiting.Cavaliers Push On With Heavy HeartsBaseball4/25/16No. 21 Virginia, coming off an emotionally draining weekend in Coral Gables, Fla., meets ODU at noon Tuesday in Norfolk at Harbor Park.
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.
Tara Vittese Wins Silver at 2016 Junior Pan Am Championship
Field Hockey | 4/9/2016
Tara Vittese won a silver medal as a member of the U.S. Junior National Team at the Junior Women'...
Seven Virginia Field Hockey Players Named to the NFHCA...
Field Hockey | 3/23/2016
Seven Virginia field hockey players were honored by the NFHCA for their cumulative GPA's while...
Virginia Field Hockey Announces Spring Schedule
Field Hockey | 3/15/2016
The Cavaliers will be at Old Dominion on March 18 and will host home scrimmages on April 2, 9 and...
Vittese Earns Spot on Junior Pan Am Roster
Field Hockey | 2/23/2016
Tara Vittese will compete with the US Junior National Team March 30-April 10 in Tacarigua,...
Three Cavaliers Named to the All-ACC Academic Field Hockey Team
Field Hockey | 2/8/2016
Caleigh Foust, Becca Zamojcin and Rebecca Holden were voted onto the All-ACC Academic Field...
Vittese Competing with Junior National Team
Field Hockey | 1/5/2016
Tara Vittese and the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team is hosting Great Britain Jan. 6-12 at Spooky...
Tara Vittese Named National Player of Year
Field Hockey | 12/09/2015
Virginia field hockey sophomore Tara Vittese is the first-ever Cavalier to be voted the top...
Tara Vittese Named State Player of the Year
Field Hockey | 12/18/2015
Four Virginia field hockey players were named to the 2015 VaSID All-State first and second teams ...
- Online Stores