Dec. 11, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia redshirt-senior Paige Selenski (Shavertown, Pa.) and head coach Michele Madison earned top honors Tuesday (Dec. 11) from the Virginia Sports Information Directors, headlining the 2012 University Division Field Hockey Team. Selenski was named State Player of the Year for the third time, while Madison earned her fourth Coach of the Year award. The Cavaliers' Michelle Vittese (R-Sr., Cherry Hill, N.J.), Elly Buckley (Jr., Scarborough Perth, Australia) and Jenny Johnstone (So., Paisley, Scotland) also earned first team honors.
Selenski was the only unanimous first-team selection and one of just three players named on every ballot from sports information and media relations professionals from around the state. She led the Cavaliers to the NCAA Quarterfinals and a 16-6 overall record, scoring 27 goals and 13 assists. In addition to representing the United States at the 2012 Olympics, Selenski was also named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-American this fall.
Virginia led all schools with four players named to the first-team, including Selenski.
Buckley was a second team All-American, first team All-Region, and an All-ACC honoree. The sweeper was the team's second leading scorer and was fourth in the ACC with 41 points and fourth in goals (17). She also led the conference with five defensive saves.
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. She was a first team All-Region honoree.
Vittese, a first team All-American, scored a career-high nine goals with seven assists in her senior campaign. As a member of the US National Team, she was named the 2012 USA Field Hockey Player of the Year. She also earned All-ACC and All-Region honors this season as well.
Madison, in her seventh season with the Cavaliers, led the team to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time. Madison won both the 300th overall game of her career this season and her 100th game as Virginia's head coach. Madison also went 3-0 against in-state rivals this season including a 5-4 victory over then-ranked No. 3 Old Dominion.
The Virginia Sports Information Directors name 27 all-state teams in 15 sports each year, as well as an academic all-state squad and an all-sports champion in both the university and college divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.
2012 VaSID University Division All-State Field Hockey Team
F - Paige Selenski, UVa * F - Sarah Breen, ODU % F - Kelsey Scherrer, VCU M - Rebecca Barry, Richmond M - Michelle Vittese, UVa M - Natalie Barr, Liberty M - Katie Nearhouse, ODU % D - Elly Buckley, UVa D - Christy Longacre, ODU D - Christine Johnson, W&M GK - Jenny Johnstone, UVa
* Unanimous Selection
% Named on Every Ballot
F - Sarah Gipe, Liberty F - Jessica Diaz, Longwood F - Pippin Saunders, W&M F - Rachel Wein, JMU M - Rosario Villagra, ODU M - Stacey de Grandhomme, Longwood M - Maria Caro, W&M D - Amy Cooke, Richmond D - Kelsey Smith, ODU D - Stephanie DeMasi, VCU GK - Lena Wimmert, JMU GK - Anna Zarkoski, Richmond
O-Line Looking to Raise Its GameFootball3/24/17Guard Jack McDonald and tackle Jack English are the returning starters on the offensive line for Virginia, which starts spring practice Tuesday.Weber Hitting Right Notes on DiamondBaseball3/23/17Sophomore Andy Weber starts at second base for No. 16 Virginia, which hosts ACC rival Duke this weekend at Davenport Field.Successful Season Ends on Excruciating NoteMen's Basketball3/19/17Virginia's fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament ended with a 65-39 second-round loss to Florida in Orlando, Fla.
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.
Ten Cavaliers Named to NFHCA National Academic Squad
Field Hockey | 3/15/2017
Ten members of the Virginia field hockey team to the 2016 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA National...
Virginia Field Hockey Announces Spring Schedule
Field Hockey | 3/7/2017
The Virginia field hockey team will play five spring scrimmages, including home contests on March...
Three Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Field Hockey | 2/8/2017
Caleigh Foust was voted to the team for the fourth time while Carrera Lucas and Dominique van...
Tara Vittese Repeats as National Player of the Year
Field Hockey | 12/14/2016
Junior midfielder Tara Vittese was named the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I National Player of the...
Cavaliers Earn All-State Honors from VaSID
Field Hockey | 12/14/2016
Tara Vittese was named the State Player of the Year while Dominique van Slooten was named the top...
Ole Keusgen Named as USA Field Hockey U-19 Coach
Field Hockey | 12/12/2016
Assistant coach Ole Keusgen has been selected to lead the U.S. U-19 Women's National Team and...
Hyams, Vittese Named First-Team All-Americans
Field Hockey | 12/07/2016
Senior Lucy Hyams earned her second first-team All-America honor while junior Tara Vittese earned...
Tara Vittese Named South Region Player of the Year
Field Hockey | 12/01/2016
Virginia field hockey junior midfielder Tara Vittese was named the Longstreth/NFHCA South Region ...
- Online Stores