Kelly Amonte Hiller
While still in school at Maryland, Kelly Amonte Hiller was already well known for her lacrosse skills, taking home the honor of 1995-1996 NCAA Division I Lacrosse Player of the Year. Her impressive career continued as she moved from player to coach.
As head lacrosse coach at Northwestern University, Hiller shattered many school and NCAA records. She led the Wildcats to an amazing sixth-straight American Lacrosse Conference championship and the fourth straight National championship. Her accomplishments also include being twice named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I National Coach of the Year.
In 2000, Hiller was ranked 21st on Sports Illustrated list of Massachusetts Greatest Sports Figures in the 20th Century. Beginning in 2002, her stunning career with Northwestern boasts a 111-24 overall record.
She was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.