Meharg on Silvetti: "Sara will be our field general this year. Since her freshman year, she has been all over the field, from midfield to sideback. Sara's ready to hold the center and to be our leader. We'll look to her to absolutely lead the backfield, emotionally and physically, throughout the season."
International Experience: Participated in the Junior Olympics in 1998 ... has played in the National Futures Program since 1996 ... member of the Pennsylvania Under-19 team at the 2000 Futures tournament ... selected to B-Camp in 2000 ... named to the 2004 U.S. Field Hockey Summer League All-Star team that played the National Team after helping the Tidewater Tempest to the league championship game with a win over five-time champion Souther Charm in the semifinals.
As a junior in 2003: Co-captain ... earned second team All-Mid Atlantic Region recognition by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association ... one of 26 Atlantic Coast student athletes to earn a Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded to athletes who have performed with distinction both in the classroom and on the field, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community ... significant contributor on a defense which tied for fifth in the nation, allowing just 1.20 goals per game ... member of the penalty corner squad, scoring seven goals on the season ... has two multiple-goal games, notching two tallies against Quinnipiac and Rutgers, setting a career high ... dished out a career-high three assists in the win over Michigan ... scored the game-winning goal in the 2-0 win against American in the home finale ... a tarter in every game ... earned a spot on the ACC Honor Roll.
As a sophomore in 2002: A starter on defense in every game ... assisted on Maryland's first goal of the season at Northwestern ... scored first tally of the season against Drexel (Sept. 6) then tallied again in the 7-0 victory over No. 8 James Madison (Oct. 27) ... ACC Honor Roll honoree.
As a redshirt freshman in 2001: Earned playing time as a major contributor in the Terps' backfield during her first season of game action ... factored into a season-long defensive effort that held opponents to only 0.88 goals per game on 5.6 shots per game ... also helped the Terrapins post 11 shutouts and sacrifice only 3.6 penalty corners per game ... part of a defensive unit that allowed Kent State (Sept. 9) and Drexel (Oct. 28) zero shots and limited Virginia Commonwealth (Oct. 13), James Madison (Oct. 26) and Syracuse (Nov. 11) to only one shot ... also contributed on offense, scoring seven goals and registering two assists for 16 points ... first-career goal came in the second game of the season in the Terps' 8-0 victory over Pacific (Oct. 26) ... registered the game-tying goal against Duke (Oct. 6) to help Maryland go on to a 6-5 overtime victory ... first-career assist came against Virginia (Sept. 30) at home.
As a freshman in 2000: A redshirt season.
Before Maryland: All-America first team selection following her senior season at Crestwood ... three-time all-state selection - first team in 1998 and 1999 and second team in 1997 ... finalist for the Joe Hoinski Memorial Award for excellence in athletics ... served as team tri-captain during her senior season ... led Crestwood to the AA state championship in 1999 ... scored a goal and added an assist on the game-winner in the Comets' state championship victory over Southern Lehigh ... named the Wyoming Valley Conference MVP in 1999 ... helped the Comets to a 69-5-1 record during her career.
Personal: Sara is the daughter of Bonnie and James Silvetti ... attended the same high school as former Terp teammate Carissa Messimer ... has one brother, Rico (24) and two half-sisters, Serena (9) and Sophia (7) ... a public and community health major.
Silvetti's Career Statistics
Year GP GS G A TP Sh. GWG DS PS 2001 23 23 7 2 16 60 1 0 0-0 2002 22 22 2 3 7 17 0 0 0-0 2003 24 24 7 7 21 49 1 0 0-0 Totals 69 69 16 12 44 126 2 0 0-0
Silvetti's Single-Game Highs
Goals: 2 - two times (last vs. Rutgers, Sept. 13, 2003)
Assists: 3 - vs. Michigan (Sept. 20, 2003)
Points: 4 - two times (last vs. Rutgers, Sept. 13, 2003)