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Duo overcomes odds for Olympic spot

Last Friday, Virginia field hockey players Michelle Vittese and Paige Selenski watched at the White House as President Barack Obama honored a group of athletes who, in his words, “could not have been better ambassadors and representatives for the United States.” The president was addressing the country’s 2012 Olympians, including Vittese and Selenski, in a fitting end to a story that began with the duo’s once-unlikely journey to London. Leaving Charlottesville Pursuing an Olympic dream requires sacrifices that extend more deeply than the physical strain of training.

	Redshirt senior forward Paige Selenski recorded her third hat tick of the season to pace the offense. Selenski returned to the team this season after redshirting in 2011 to play for the United States National Team.

U.Va. dominates Miami for win

In its first home game in nearly two weeks, the No. 9 Virginia field hockey team improved to 4-0 in Charlottesville with a 6-1 victory against Miami of Ohio Saturday. The victory was powered by a strong overall team effort, but it was the play of redshirt senior forward Paige Selenski that sealed the win.


Cavaliers produce record-setting weekend

The No. 8 Virginia field hockey team (4-1) broke the single-game record for goals scored Friday, beating Towson 14-0. They followed with a 5-4 upset against No. 3 Old Dominion Sunday to conclude a three-game homestand in which they outscored their opponents 25-5.


Virginia garners no. 8 preseason ranking despite 2011 struggles

The No. 8 Virginia field hockey team opened its season last Friday with great expectations. Last year the Cavaliers (2-1) finished last place in the ACC and failed to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in six years. But with the return of redshirt seniors Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese, who both took last season off to compete with the U.S. National Team, the still-maturing squad is revamped and ready to rebound.


Cavaliers trounce spiders, 6-1

In its first home game of the season, the No. 8 Virginia field hockey team proved why it deserves to be ranked among the nation’s elite despite finishing last season with a losing record.


Virginia commends field hockey Olympians

The University honored field hockey senior midfielders and 2012 Olympians Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittesse at halftime of the women's basketball team's 62-52 victory against Florida State Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena. Selenski and Vittesse each contributed a goal to the U.S.


Cavs suffer year-ending loss

The Virginia field hockey team's season ended last night, as the squad suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Duke during the first round of the ACC Tournament. The Blue Devils opened the scoring with a 17th-minute goal from sophomore midfielder Emmie Le Marchand, but Virginia co-captain and sophomore forward Elly Buckley responded five minutes later with her team-leading 16th goal of the season to knot the game at 1-1.


Johnstone earns ACC player of week honors

The Virginia field hockey team enjoyed its second success in the past three days when freshman goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone earned ACC Co-Player of the Week honors yesterday. Johnstone backstopped the Cavaliers (8-11, 1-4 ACC) to a stunning 3-2 penalty strokes victory against No.


Squad stuns No. 6 Duke

[caption id="attachment_47534" align="alignleft" width="152" caption="Freshman goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone recorded a career-high 14 saves to stymie the potent Blue Devil offense en route to her seventh win this season.


Cavs host Duke for Senior Night

The Virginia field hockey team will host No. 5 Duke during its regular season finale Saturday night on a Senior Night game the Cavaliers hope will provide as much practical significance as it does symbolic. The team will honor its three seniors, midfielder Alexandra Jahnle, defender Rachel Jennings and goalkeeper Adrienne Ostroff.


Cavs falter in 5-0 rout

[caption id="attachment_47322" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sophomore forward Carissa Vittese tallied two on-goal shots during the Cavaliers' scoreless effort Saturday against the Demon Deacons.

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