#33 Ellie Hilling
AS A SENIOR: Started all 17 games and posted an 11-5 record … named first-team IWLCA All-West/Midwest region … a first-team All-BIG EAST selection … played in the IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star Game … graduated holding most of Notre Dame[apos]s career goalkeeping records … as a senior posted an 8.81 goals against average and .465 save percentage … ranked 12th in the nation in both saves (121) and save percentage … led the BIG EAST in save percentage … held three ranked teams to under 10 goals in a game (No. 13 Ohio State, No. 19 Rutgers and No. 20 Stanford) … played every minute of 12 of Notre Dame[apos]s 17 games … made 12 saves in Notre Dame[apos]s win over Duquesne … didn[apos]t allow a goal to Detroit over 42:15 of action … hit double digits in saves against Villanova with 12 to help her earn a spot on the BIG EAST[apos]s weekly honor roll … bouncing back from being pulled against Louisville, two days later yielded just four goals in 45:04 of action against Cincinnati … made a season-high 14 saves in the win over No. 8 Georgetown … made 11 stops at No. 5 Syracuse … allowed just two goals in 30 minutes of action against Marquette on Senior Day … yielded just eight goals to No. 20 Stanford in the NCAA Tournament … was a 2012-13 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Started 17 games in goal for the Irish, winning 12 games between the pipes … made 145 saves on the year, good for a .449 save percentage … put up a 10.89 goals against average mark in 980:36 minutes of action … led BIG EAST in saves per game (8.54) and was second in saves (145) … also placed fourth in save percentage (.449) and fifth in goals against average (10.89) … in conference games only placed second in saves per game (8.43) and third in saves (62) … also finished fourth in save percentage (.454) and goals against average (10.72) … finished in a tie for 20th in Division I with 145 saves and was 21st in saves per game (8.54) … save percentage of .449 put her 24th in nation … had seven 10-plus save performances, including four in a row from April 5-April 21 … set new career high with 16 saves in wins against No. 10 Ohio State (16-7) and No. 12 Georgetown (7-6, 2OT) … 16 saves in each contest tied for the most by a BIG EAST goalie all year … she was the only BIG EAST goalie to have a pair of 16-save performances … named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after game against the Buckeyes and was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after performance against the Hoyas … allowed only seven goals each in wins over Duquesne (17-7) and Ohio State (16-7), while making 22 saves combined … had impressive .533 save percentage against the Buckeyes … made five saves and allowed only four goals in 45:06 of action in a win against Yale (15-9) … made 11 saves and allowed nine goals in 60:00 of action in a win over Connecticut (16-9) … stopped 13 shots in a key Irish win over No. 18 Vanderbilt … limited Georgetown to just six goals in 68:20 of action in Notre Dame[apos]s 7-6 double overtime win over the Hoyas, making 16 saves … the 16 saves tied for the most in the conference in a BIG EAST game during the year … limited Cincinnati to just two goals in 30:00 of action in a 22-2 victory over the Bearcats … also tallied 35 ground balls on the year, which placed her third on the team … had 10 games with two or more ground balls … collected career-high six in wins over Ohio State and Vanderbilt … missed Villanova game with an illness, making way for freshman Allie Murray to earn her first career start and win … was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Notre Dame[apos]s starting goalie for all 19 games, playing 1,110:44 minutes … led Irish to a 10-9 record, tallying 131 saves, while allowing 179 goals … sixth in the BIG EAST in save percentage (.423) among student-athletes with at least 50 saves … posted a 9.67 goals against average … helped Notre Dame finish third in the league in goals against average at 9.58 … allowed six or less goals in seven contests … placed fifth in the conference in saves per game at 7.00 … recorded four 11-plus save games … played every minute of 16 games … was third on team with 41 ground balls … had 11 games with three or more ground balls … had a career-high 15 saves in a 13-10 win at home against Georgetown … notched 14 saves against Syracuse and 11 each against California and Vanderbilt … allowed only two goals in a win against Cincinnati and three in a win against Villanova … had .647 save percentage in 20-6 win at California … also had career-high six ground balls against the Golden Bears … had five ground balls at Hofstra … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played and started all 18 games for the Irish between the pipes … was 11-7 on the year with a 9.69 goals-against average (the lowest for a Notre Dame goalkeeper since 2006) and a .421 save percentage … was second on the team with 42 ground balls … played in 1,114:03 minutes, missing only 2:17 … recorded one shutout, the only one in Notre Dame and BIG EAST history … set an Irish and conference record by not giving up a goal in 98:33 from April 5 to April 11, 2010, covering parts of three games … also played in the longest game in Notre Dame and BIG EAST history, as she played 78:52 (four overtimes) in a 12-11 loss to Syracuse (5/6) in the BIG EAST semifinals … made first career start in 13-12 win at Hofstra (2/23), making seven saves … stopped Duquesne, 15-10, on Feb. 27, making four saves … suffered first loss of career in 12-8 loss to Dartmouth (3/7) … made nine saves … bounced back with a five-save game as Irish won at California (3/13), 14-12 … had eight- save game at Boston University (3/20) in 7-6 Irish win … selected BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for wins at Cal and Boston University … lost second game of the season, making five saves in 10-9 loss to Vanderbilt (3/24) … made career-high 12 saves in 11-9 win over Louisville (3/27) … selected BIG EAST defensive player of the week for 12-save game versus Louisville … ran into No. 1 Northwestern and dropped a 15-5 decision, making six saves … lost second consecutive game, this one at Georgetown, 12-10, making 10 saves in the contest … started Notre Dame on a five-game winning streak, making four stops in an 11-10 win at Loyola (4/5) … made eight saves in historic, 16-0, shutout win versus Villanova … blanked Syracuse for first 30 minutes in 6-5 upset win over the Orange … finished with six saves … chosen WomensLax.com player of the week for week of April 12 … won fourth straight game, 15-5, over Cincinnati (4/17) … played 57:43, sitting out the final 2:17 … made just two saves in the contest … had seven saves in 12-11 win at Ohio State (4/22) … made 10 save in 12-11 loss at Rutgers (4/24) …closed the regular season with seven saves in 16-9 victory at Connecticut (5/1) … had second, 12-save game of the year and a career-high six ground balls as Irish lost to Rutgers, 12-11, in longest game in BIG EAST history in conference semifinals … closed the season with nine saves in a 19-7 loss in first round of the NCAA Tournament at Northwestern … earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport standout at Brighton High School in Rochester, N.Y. … three-time letter winner in soccer and four-time letter winner in lacrosse … played center midfield in soccer, helping Brighton to a pair of undefeated seasons (2007, 2008) … team captain as a senior and the team[apos]s most valuable player in `07 and `08 …played in the senior all-star game in fall of `08 … in lacrosse was a four-year starter in goal for Brighton … actually joined the team in eighth grade as the back up goalkeeper … played on four Section V championship teams and two teams that advanced to the state title game … two-time Section V all-county team selection (2008, 2009) … selected to play in the U.S. Lacrosse Greater Rochester Section V Senior all-star game … two-time U.S. Lacrosse honorable mention All-American (2008 and 2009) … full name is Eleanor Pauline Hilling … daughter of Peter and Paula Hilling … has one brother and one sister … born in Rochester, N.Y. … enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in sociology.
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