Name: Tara Vittese
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Midfielder
DOB: 10/22/1995
Hometown: Cherry Hill, N.J.
High School: Camden Catholic
College: University of Virginia ('18)
Team/Club: Spirit of USA
World Championship Experience
  • Silver - 2016 Women's Junior Pan American Games (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • 7th - 2013 Women's Junior World Cup (Monchengladbach, Germany)
  • 14th - 2018 Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup (London, England)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018: Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Recorded first cap on February 22 against Canada, Series against Argentina (Tucuman, Argentina), Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament (4th, Osaka, Japan)
  • 2018 : Joined the U.S. Women's National Team (May)
  • 2017: At Virginia, named Longstreth/NFHCA National Player of the Year, ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Longstreth/NFHCA South Region Player of the Year, Longstreth/NFHCA All-America First Team, First Team All-ACC, Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region First Team, ACC Field Hockey All-Tournament Team, VaSID State Player of the Year, Longstreth/NFHCA National Offensive Player of the Week and the ACC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 5), ACC Offensive Player of the Week again the following week (Sept. 11)
  • 2016: At Virginia, named Longstreth/NFHCA National Player of the Year, ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Longstreth/NFHCA South Region Player of the Year, Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American, Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region First Team, All-ACC First Team, ACC All-Tournament Team, ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Longstreth/NFHCA National Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 4), ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 18), ACC Champion
  • 2016: Member of the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team, Great Britain Test Series
  • 2015: At Virginia, named Longstreth/NFHCA National Player of the Year, Longstreth/NFHCA Division I First Team All-American, Longstreth/NFHCA South Region Player of the Year, Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region First Team, First-Team All-ACC, VaSID State Player of the Year and First-Team All-State, ACC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 1), Preseason All-ACC
  • 2015: Member of the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team, Holland Tour
  • 2014: At Virginia, named Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-American, All-American ACC Freshman of the Year, Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-South Region First Team, All-ACC First Team, Preseason All-ACC Honors
  • 2014: Member of the U.S. U-19 & U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2013: Member of the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team, Holland Tour, Amsterdam Tour
  • 2012: Member of the U.S. U-17 & U-19 Women's National Team, U.S. U-21 Women's National Team England Tour
  • 2011: Member of the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team, Holland Tour
Personal: Daughter of Mark and Patricia Vittese...Has a two older sisters Michelle and Carissa, both played field hockey at Virginia and are current members of the U.S. Women's National Team...Began Playing Field Hockey: 4th grade...Game Day Mantra: I am very big on smelling good, so I would say that I always spray Victoria's Secret body mist before I step out on the field....Best Words of Advice: "Leave your heart out on the field."