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    Moment No. 19: Amonte Hiller Wins 200th at Lakeside Tundra

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    The 2012-13 academic year was a memorable one for Northwestern. Over the next few weeks, we will celebrate the conference championships, noteworthy wins and significant milestones the Wildcats accumulated during the past year. Be sure to follow along at as we re-isit the top 20 moments.

    Moment No. 19
    Date March 6, 2013
    Location Lakeside Field | Evanston, Ill.
    Original Story NU Upends Boston College, Amonte Hiller Hits 200 Wins
    Social Media @NULax   |  Northwestern Women's Lacrosse
    Top 20 Countdown Northwestern's Top 20 Moments of 2012-13
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    For the second straight day to open Northwestern's countdown of the Top 20 Moments of the 2012-13 athletic year, the Wildcats are celebrating a milestone reached by one of its 19 head coaches -- and one that came in some pretty unusual circumstances.

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    As the two-time defending NCAA champion Northwestern women's lacrosse team prepared to open its 2013 home season, one of the fiercest snowstorms of the winter bore down on Evanston and dumped more than seven inches of snow on Lakeside Field, just 24 hours before the Wildcats were to take the field against Boston College. But thanks to a round-the-clock snow-clearing effort by the Northwestern facilities staff, the game went on as scheduled and ended in a 17-10 Wildcats win that represented the 200th victory in the legendary coaching career of Kelly Amonte Hiller.

    After the game, Amonte Hiller was asked if it was fitting that her milestone win came with a four-foot high pile of snow ringing Lakeside Field, with temperatures that had fallen below freezing shortly after opening draw.

    "That's why I love this place," Amonte Hiller said with a smile. "You have to be tough to play here. You have to be strong, mentally and physically."

    The five-time national coach of the year and seven-time NCAA champion coach needed only 231 games to reach the 200-career victory plateau, and by season's end had run her career record to 215-33 for a winning percentage of .867 -- best among active coaches and second all-time in Division I women's lacrosse.

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