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  Lydia Velzian

Lydia Velzian

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Hamilton, New Zealand

High School:
Waikato Diocesan





Field Hockey Hosts Richmond and Delaware This Weekend

ODU begins a six-game homestand on Friday with eight of their remaining 10 regular season games at home


Seven Unanswered Goals Lift Old Dominion Past Hofstra in CAA Opener

Down 2-0, ODU responded with seven unanswered goals to blow past Hofstra in their CAA opener in New York


No. 8 Old Dominion Downs No. 17 Duke, 3-1

Marquet and Fuhrman score first career goals and Villagra tacks on her fourth of the season in 3-1 win at Duke


Lady Monarchs Edged by Top-Ranked Tar Heels, 3-2

Rosario Villagra and Christy Longacre scored for Old Dominion


Lady Monarchs Cruise Past Highlanders In Home Opener, 5-1

Five different ODU players scored in the victory on Sunday

2011 (Freshman): Scored her first collegiate goal in a 4-1 ODU win over No. 10 American on August 28...Named CAA Co-Rookie of the Week on Sept. 13 after scoring the game-winning goal to lead the Lady Monarchs past No. 5 Syracuse, 2-1... Named to the CAA All-Rookie Team... Started in all 25 games and recorded five goals, two assists and 12 points on 18 shots... Named to NFHCA National Academic Squad.

Prior to Old Dominion: Played for the New Zealand U16, U17 and U19 teams...Named Most Outstanding Junior Woman for her club team in 2010...Regional team in 2009 was national runner-ups...Earned a Scholar Pin in 2008 & 2009.

Personal: Born February 3, 1993...Daughter of Guy and Claire Velzian...Has a younger brother, Joseph (17)...Grandmother played international hockey for Kenya from 1964-68...Grandfather coached national Kenyon track & field team from 1964-70...Likes to sing and play the piano in her free time...Favorite movies are the Lion King and Inception...Goal in life is to make the Olympic Team and get her Master's Degree...Majoring in Biochemistry at ODU.

Goals: 1, five times
Points: 2, five times
Assists: 1, two times

Lydia Velzian
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