Michelle Vittese

Field Hockey

  • 2012
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ Number: 9
Birthdate: 1989 Position: Forward
Club: Spirit of USA Caps: 96
Futures: 2002-2007 High School: Camden Catholic ('08)
College: University of Virginia ('11)

BIO

In a strategic move displaying her dedication and determination to make the Olympic Squad, Vittese put her academic pursuits on pause at the University of Virginia to focus entirely on making the National Team. Vittese's decision paid off and Coach Bodimeade recognized her talent with the 2011 Player of the Year award.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012: U.S. Olympic Team (12th, London, England)
2011: Pan American Team (1st, Guadalajara, Mexico)...Champions Challenge I Team (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)...Redshirted the 2011-12 season at UVA to compete with the Women's National Team
2010: NFHCA first team All-American... First team All-American by womensfieldhockey.com...An All-ACC honoree...Named to ACC All-Tournament Team
2009: Junior World Cup Team (Boston, Massachusetts)... Participated on the U.S. U-21 Squad in Youth Olympic Festival (Australia)... NFHCA third team All-American... First team All-American by womensfieldhockey.com... An All-ACC selection... Selected to NCAA All-Tournament Team
2008: Selected to the Junior Pan American Championships team but could not compete due to injury.
2007: Named to the U-21 Team 

IN THE NEWS

  • For Field Hockey, a New, Blue View. NYTimes.com, July 6, 2012
  • Cherry Hill native bound for London Olympics. The South Jersey Sun. June 14, 2012


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