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UVA’s Rachel Robinson named 2019 ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete

UVA AthleticsUVA field hockey junior midfielder Rachel Robinson has been named the 2019 ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Freshmen team members Cato Geusgens (Wassenaar, Netherlands), sophomores Amber Ezechiels (Niew-Vennep, Netherlands), Greer Gill (Virginia Beach, Va.), Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) and Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.), and seniors Erin Shanahan (Pasadena, Md.) and Anzel Viljoen (Matamata, New Zealnd)  joined Robinson (Mount Joy, Pa.) on the 2019 All-ACC Academic Team, according to a release from the school.

Robinson, a first team All-American and an All-ACC first team honoree, started all 23 games for the Cavaliers as a defensive midfielder. She ended the season with five goals and four assists for 14 points. She scored the game-winning goals against Penn State and in the regular-season meeting versus Duke, as well as Virginia’s lone goal in the NCAA semifinal game against Princeton.

The kinesiology major has twice been named to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region Second Team, and earlier this month was announced as a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s National Team.

Robinson is the seventh player in program history to be named the ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Augusta Health Augusta Free Press Kris McMackin CPA
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