Dec. 29, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia freshman back Rachel Robinson (Mount Joy, Pa.) has been named to the 2018 United States U-21 Women’s National Team, as announced on Thursday (Dec. 28) by head coach Phil Edwards.
Edwards announced the addition of Robinson and four other players following the final training camp weekend of the year and a trial opportunity for athletes identified during the college season.
Robinson earned All-South Region Second Team and VaSID All-State Second Team honors this year with the Cavaliers. She was an integral part of a defensive unit that tallied seven shutouts this season, including a streak of 371 minutes without allowing a goal, a streak that spanned six games after beginning in the first half of the William & Mary game on Sept. 15 and included the four shutouts of Richmond, Boston College, Pacific and Wake Forest. In addition to her defense, Robinson also finished the season with two goals, including the game-winner at Wake Forest, and five assists.
Robinson was previously a member of the U.S. U-19 Women’s National Team following her selection last December at the 2016 STX Select event.
"I feel truly honored to represent Team USA!” Robinson said. “It's a great opportunity to wear the red, white and blue and improve my hockey skills!"
Members of the team will participate in a training camp at Spooky Nook Sports in Pennsylvania from January 14-15, 2018 followed by a trip to Chula Vista, Calif., where they will train at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center from February 1-5, 2018. A few more training camps will take place during the spring before a tour to Argentina June 11-18, 2018.
Thompson Starts Laying GroundworkWomen's Basketball6/20/18Summer practice started Wednesday morning for the Virginia women's basketball team, which has a new head coach, Tina Thompson.Huff Looking to Make Up for Lost TimeMen's Basketball6/19/18A 7-1 forward from Durham, N.C., Jay Huff hopes to carve out a role in Virginia's frontcourt as a redshirt sophomore in 2018-19.Nus Traveling Road to RecoveryMen's Soccer6/18/18Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be ready for Virginia's opener in August.
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.
Five Cavaliers Competing at YWNC
Field Hockey | 6/20/2018
Nikki Freeman, Erin Shanahan, Colleen Norair, Lauren Hausheer and Makayla Gallen will compete at ...
Carrera Lucas Completes Test Series in Chile
Field Hockey | 5/25/2018
Goalkeeper Carerra Lucas competed with the US Women's National Development Team in a four-game...
Ole Keusgen Named as USA Field Hockey U-19 Head Coach
Field Hockey | 5/14/2018
Ole Keusgen will serve as the head coach for the U19 Junior National Team in addition to his UVA ...
Vittese and Kiser Claim UVA Top Honors
Field Hockey | 5/2/2018
Tara Vittese (field hockey) and Micah Kiser (football) were honored as Virginia’s top male ...
Virginia Field Hockey Reloads with Nine New Players
Field Hockey | 5/1/2018
The incoming class includes members of the US Women’s National Indoor Team, US and Dutch...
Nine Cavaliers Named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad
Field Hockey | 3/29/2018
Virginia field hockey had nine players named to the ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA National Academic...
Virginia Announces Spring Competition Dates
Field Hockey | 03/06/2018
The Cavaliers will play three home scrimmages in March, including hosting the US U21 squad (March...
Tara Vittese Added to USWNT Roster
Field Hockey | 03/02/2018
Virginia senior midfielder Tara Vittese has been named to the roster of the U.S. Women's National...
- Online Stores