The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the 2010 All-ACC Field Hockey team. Three Virginia Cavaliers were named to the 17-member team, including Elly Buckley, Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese. This is the second consecutive year that three players have been named to the squad.
This is the third consecutive season that junior Selenski (Shavertown, Pa.) has been selected to the All-ACC team. She is a two-time All-American who leads the Cavaliers with 23 goals on the year; her seven game-winning goals also pace the league. She has two hat tricks on the year, and last year was named to both the NCAA and ACC all-tournament teams.
This is the second consecutive season that junior Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) has been named to the squad. Along with Selenski, the two had also been named to the preseason All-ACC team back in August. She has contributed four goals and two assists out of the backfield for Virginia, and was named to the first team All-American by womensfieldhockey.com last year.
This is the first honor for freshman Buckley (Perth, Australia), who has made an immediate impact for UVa. She is second behind Selenski with 14 goals and leads the team with 10 assists.
Maryland senior Katie O'Donnell was tabbed the ACC Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. After Maryland loses her this season, Selenski should be the top favorite for player of the year next year.
No. 3 and third-seeded Virginia opens ACC Championship play at 3:30 p.m. Thursday against sixth-seeded Duke in Winston-Salem, N.C. The game will be webcast live on theACC.com.