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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
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    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.

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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.

    Northwestern Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sport Day


    Ann Elliott has been a part of multiple NCAA women's lacrosse championships as a player and a coach at Northwestern. But recently she took on a whole new challenge, traveling to Uganda with Fields of Growth International to teach the game of lacrosse to young players. Skip Myslenski sat down with Elliott to recap her amazing experience.

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    You are Ann Elliott and you are far removed from your day job as an assistant coach of the women's lacrosse team at Northwestern University. You are instead on a tour of the Bwindi Impenetrable Rain Forest in Southwest Uganda in East Africa, where you are now marveling at the dexterity of your ancient guide. His name is James and he's a Batwa pygmy and even though you have heard he is 78-years old, he is now flitting like a mythical faun through the dense foliage of this place...

    NU Coaches Share More Than Just a Sideline

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    Congratulations are in order for two Northwestern head coaches, Kelly Amonte Hiller of women's lacrosse and Stephanie Foster of women's soccer. Foster and Amonte Hiller coach their teams from the same sideline at Lakeside Field -- with the former patrolling the field in the fall, the latter in the spring -- and are veritable next-door neighbors in their offices at Patten Gymnasium, but as of Monday there is a new bond that links the two coaches.

    Kelly and Stephanie each gave birth to baby girls on Monday, July 11, the second daughter for each of them.

    The newest addition to the Amonte Hiller family is Lew Hughes Hiller, checking in at six pounds, 11 ounces. Look for her to join big sister Harlee as a mainstay in the stands at Lakeside Field when the six-time national champion women's lacrosse program takes to the turf next spring.

    Stephanie welcomed Etta Mae Foster into the world at exactly eight pounds, adding to a family that includes children Charles and Xiah. Etta Mae was just one day late for being able to enjoy the thrilling win by the United States over Brazil in the Women's World Cup -- an exciting two days for the Foster family, to be sure!

    Congratulations once again to Kelly, Stephanie and their families and we look forward to seeing the whole crew at Lakeside Field when the seasons roll around!