Christina Restivo, aka "Stivo", now Christina Walker

Christina "Stivo" Restivo / Christina Walker
Christina Restivo, or "Stivo" as she was known on the field, is one of the most accomplished athletes to have played at Hereford High School. In her nomination, Hall of Fame Coach Tammy Mundie shared Christina was dominant in her position as a goal-keeper- playing with great skill, speed, agility, leadership and most importantly, sportsmanship. Christina played with intensity and enthusiasm and continually challenged herself and her teammates to play hard and give their best effort. Because of her love for the sport of field hockey and her dedication and commitment to continually improve and train to be the best, she, as well as her team, won numerous awards and was widely known throughout the state of Maryland. Christina's speciality was defending the gaol in a penalty stroke situation. In her Senior Year alone, she saved an unprecedented 13 penalty stokes, many of those in the final two games leading up to the State Championship title. She was the co-captain as a Junior, a regional champion as a Sophomore and a county, regional and state champion as a Freshman. When Stivo graduated, she had been named to the 1st team All State, 1st team All County, 1st team Baltimore Sun All City/ All County and Player of the Year, Ravens Champion Athlete of the Week, and Maryland Senior All Star.

Stivo continued her hockey career at the University of Maryland, where she was a two time national champion in 2005 and 2006 and an ACC champion in 2005. She was selected to captain the 2006 team and was also named to the NCAA Championship all tournament team. After graduation from Maryland, she began coaching. She first served as a coach for USA Futures and became USA Level 2 coaching certified. From 2007-2013 she held the role of Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Wake Forest University and became the Head Coach at Virginia Wesleyan University in 2013, a role she held until 2021. In addition, she has coached in the Junior Olympics, coached in the USAAI Team's in Australia, England, and Scotland and in 2022, she was selected to play on the Over 35 women's USA Masters World Cup Team. She was named Golden Glove recipient for the Women's over 35 division (this means goalie of the tournament) and the team placed 5th overall in the world. She also owns her own field hockey company.