UNC Field Hockey Bio
  

Communication studies major ... Member of the U.S. National Team ... Was in the starting lineup for every game during her four years at UNC and established a program record for career starts with 97  ... Gradaute of the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy Veteran Leaders program

2012: As a senior, started all 25 games and was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year for the third year in a row ... Also earned first-team All-America honors for the third year ... Served as UNC's team captain ... 2012 ACC Tournament MVP as UNC claimed its second consecutive title ... Honored with the team's Anderson Mark of Excellence Most Valuable Player Award for the third year in a row ... Also received the Carmen and Michael Hooker Leadership Award ... Named All-ACC, All-South Region and All-NCAA Tournament ... Scored five goals and added seven assists

2011: As a junior, started all 25 games and was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year ... First-team All-America, All-ACC, All-ACC Tournament and All-South Region ... Shared team MVP honors ... Scored seven goals and added 10 assists ... Had two game-winning goals and was 1-for-1 in penalty strokes

2010: As a sophomore, started all 25 games at back ... Second on the team in scoring with 30 points on 12 goals and six assists ... Also had a team-high three defensive saves ... Selected as ACC Defensive Player of the Year ... First-team All-America, first-team All-South Region, All-ACC and All-ACC Tournament ... Recipient of the team's Anderson Mark of Excellence Most Valuable Player Award ... Scored the gamewinner in a 1-0 ACC victory at Duke on Sept. 25

2009: As a redshirt freshman, started all 22 games at back ... Named to the All-South Region second team ... Registered a defensive save against Wake Forest in the NCAA second-round game

2008: Did not see action and counted year as a redshirt season ... Selected as the team's Ken and Cheryl Williams Rookie of the Year

Before UNC: At Tower Hill School, named 2008 Athlete of the Year in Delaware ... Delaware Player of the Year in her junior and senior years ... Played on three state championship teams, 2005-07 ... Four-year starter on the varsity squad and team captain as a senior ... Two-time all-state and four-time all-conference selection ... Also won three state titles in lacrosse ... Delaware Player of the Year and first-team All-America in lacrosse as a senior ... Two-time all-state and four-time all-conference pick ... Five-year basketball starter, leading the team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals ... Her AAU team finished third in the nation in 2006 and fourth in 2005 ... Named one of the state's top 10 players as a senior and was a McDonald's All-America nominee ... Five-time all-conference pick and second-team all-state as a senior ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Included in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd on July 14, 2008, for being named state player of the year in both field hockey and lacrosse

National/International: Member of the U.S. National Team ... Named to the U.S. Development Team in 2010 ... 2010-11 U.S. Under-21 National Team member ... Played for the South Region team at the 2009-12 USFHA National Championships ... Participated in the 2009 USFHA Junior National Training Combine... Participated in 2008 Junior National Camp and the Futures program

Personal: Born Caitlin Ford Van Sickle on Jan. 26, 1990 ... Daughter of Michael and Lori Van Sickle ... Has a younger sister ... Her mother played basketball and softball at Ohio and softball at Delaware and is now a golf professional


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