Virginia Field Hockey adds eight in 2020 recruiting class

UVA AthleticsVirginia field hockey has added a recruiting class of eight for the upcoming 2020 season.

The class includes Emily Graeff (Phoenixville, Pa.), Anneloes Knol (Utrecht, Netherlands), Esha Shah (Ellicott City, Md.), Alexandra Morgan (Winnetka, Ill.), Lilly Hengerer (Bedminster, N.J.), Meghen Hengerer (Bedminster, N.J.), Gery Schnarrs (Camp Hill, Pa.) and Mary VanLoh (Houston, Tex.).

“Overall, I am very excited about this talented incoming class,” coach Michele Madison said. “They possess, at different levels, the things we value at UVA: a strong skill set, potential top-speed play and connectivity with teammates. I really think we have eight glue players, players who compete and play to make the team better. They seem to be extremely coachable. We will see how they cope when they are challenged to play out of their comfort zone, which is where all the mistakes and growth happens. I am looking forward to getting them in a UVA uniform!”

Virginia finished 2019 with an 18-5 record, advancing to the NCAA Tournament semifinals.

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