Virginia’s Vittese Named ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week


Cavaliers went 3-0 on the week

ACC Player of the Week Presented by Havoline

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia freshman midfielder Tara Vittese has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week after setting up two overtime game-winning goals and leading the Cavaliers to a 3-0 week. 

On Friday against Louisville, Vittese intercepted a pass at midfield, raced ahead on a fast break, and found Caleigh Foust in front of the goal to set up the game-winner score 1:43 into the second overtime period. She also had a goal and an assist in regulation in the 3-2 victory.

The native of Cherry Hill, N.J., again set up Foust for the overtime game winner in a 4-3 win on Sunday over Rutgers, this time assisting on the winning score 11:47 into the extra period. Vittese scored all three of the Cavaliers’ goals during regulation, including a pair of penalty strokes to help come back from a two-goal deficit in the second half.