ACC Players Collect Regional Honors

Vittese named South Region Player of the Year

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. 

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Mideast Region
First Team
Laura Hurff, Jr., M/F, Syracuse
Lies Lagerweij, Jr., D, Syracuse
Regan Spencer, Sr., GK, Syracuse
Roos Weers, So., D, Syracuse

Second Team
Emma Lamison, Sr., F, Syracuse
Nijsje Venrooy, Fr., D, Syracuse

Northeast Region
First Team
Ymke Rose Gote, So., M, Boston College
Frederique Haverhals, So., D/M, Boston College

Second Team
Audra Hampsch, Jr., GK, Boston College
Lucy Lytle, So., M/F, Boston College
Emily McCoy, Sr., M, Boston College
Eryn McCoy, Sr., F, Boston College

South Region
First Team
Alyssa Chillano, Jr., D, Duke
Heather Morris, Sr., F, Duke
Aisling Naughton, Gr., M/F, Duke
Margaux Paolino, Fr., F/M, Duke
Sammi Steele, Fr., GK, Duke
Emma Bozek, Sr., M/F, North Carolina
Ashley Hoffman, So., M/D, North Carolina
Lauren Moyer, Sr., F, North Carolina
Julia Young, Sr., D, North Carolina
Lucy Hyams, Sr., M, Virginia
Tara Vittese, Jr., M, Virginia
Julianne Grashoff, So., F, Wake Forest
Nicola Pluta, Fr., F, Wake Forest

Second Team
Ashley Kristen, Jr., F, Duke
Malin Evert, So., F, North Carolina
Eva van’t Hoog, So., M, North Carolina
Dominique van Slooten, Fr., D, Virginia
Caleigh Foust, Sr., F, Virginia
Carrera Lucas, So., GK, Virginia
Veerle Bos, So., D, Wake Forest

West Region
First Team
Erin McCrudden, Sr., M, Louisville
Ayeisha McFerran, So., GK, Louisville
Minout Mink, Fr., F, Louisville
Nicole Woods, Jr., F/M, Louisville

Second Team
Lizzie Gittens, Gr., D/M, Louisville
Lotta Kahlert, Sr., M/F, Louisville