GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia’s Tara Vittese was named the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I South Regional Player of the Year, announced Thursday.
In addition, 38 ACC players were named to All-Region Teams, the most from any conference in the country.
Vittese repeats as the South Region Player of the Year after also being named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Offensive Player of the Year. She finished the season with 15 goals and 11 assists for 41 points, and ranked fourth in the conference with 1.71 points per game. Vittese makes the first-team All-South Region list for the third year in a row and has career totals of 47 goals and 37 assists through her first three seasons. She helped the Cavaliers advance to the second round of the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship and claim their first-ever ACC Championship.
Of the 38 NFHCA All-Region honorees from the ACC, 23 are first team selections and 15 are on second teams. Boston College, Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia all led the league with six player recognized.