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 NUSports.com 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|
|Previous Moments||Moment No. 20|
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.
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.