Wildcats explode for big victory at home in battle of nation's elite squads.
Career: One of the top players in Northwestern history, ends her career ranked third all-time in program history in points (299) and goals (219) and fifth in assists (80) ... Two-time NCAA Championship MVP in 2007 and 2008 and all-tournament selection in 2009 ... Three-time All-American, capturing first-team honors from Inside Lacrosse in 2008 ... American Lacrosse Conference first-team all-conference selection in 2008 and 2009 ... Wildcat single-season record holder for goals with 81 ... Scored at least one goal in 51 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak in NCAA history ... Northwestern's 2009 nomination for NCAA Woman of the Year ... ESPN the Magazine Women's At-Large Academic All-American of the Year in 2009 ... Two-time Academic All-America first-team selection in 2008 and 2009 ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2009: Solidified her status as one of the top players in the nation, ranking fourth on the team with 55 goals, 11 assists and 66 points ... Named an IWLCA second team All-American ... Tied a personal-best with six goals at Notre Dame (2/20) and against Rutgers (3/14) ... Tallied five goals in an additional seven games, including the NCAA championship game against North Carolina (5/24) ... Recorded five or more points in 11 of 15 games, tying a career-best with nine (6G, 3A) at Notre Dame (2/20) ... Suffered a torn ACL two minutes into the game against California (4/4), but returned to start the final three NCAA tournament games, recording a combined seven goals ... Finished her career having scored at least one point in 59 consecutive games ... Notched the game-winning goal in the season opener against Denver (1/23) and the championship game victory over the Tar Heels ... Won 30 draw controls for the Wildcats, including a career-best seven against Syracuse (3/22) ... Also won six draws at Duquesne (2/17) while winning five at Notre Dame (2/20) ... Scooped up 18 ground balls, tying a career-high with four against the Orange ... Responsible for 14 caused turnovers, including a personal-best four against Rutgers (3/14) ... Named to the NCAA Championship all-tournament team ... Womenslacrosse.com All-American first-team selection ... All-American Lacrosse Conference first-team selection ... Tewaaraton Trophy nominee ... Named an alternate on the U.S. Lacrosse World Cup team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Winner of Northwestern's 2009 Directors Cup Award.
2008 Continued to emerge as one of the top lacrosse players in the country ... A first-team Inside Lacrosse All-American, set the Northwestern single-season record for goals with 81 and added 20 assists ... Her 101 points ranked third nationally while her 3.68 goals per game ranked seventh ... Became just the eighth player in NU history to reach 200 points for their career and currently ranks sixth on the all-time list with 233 (164g, 69a) ... Also ranks fifth all-time in goals (164) and sixth in assists (69) ... Earned her second-straight NCAA Championship MVP after scoring 17 goals in the tournament - tying the NCAA record - including tying a career-high six goals in the semifinal victory over Syracuse (5/23) ... Also netted six goals in the season opener against California (2/17) ... Recorded double-digit point totals in all but one game, including a season-high eight points at Ohio State (3/14) and in the NCAA first round victory over Notre Dame (5/11) ... Tallied five or more goals and had six or more points eight times ... Led the `Cats with seven game-winning goals, including both the NCAA semifinal and final victories ... Has netted a goal in 40 consecutive games (tied for the fourth-longest streak in NCAA history) and has tallied at least one point in 44 consecutive games ... Earned All-American Lacrosse Conference first-team honors and was named to the all-tournament team ... Tewaaraton Trophy nominee ... Named to the CoSIDA ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American Women's At Large first-team, becoming just the second Wildcat laxer to earn the award ... Was also named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District first-team and Academic All-Big Ten ... Was one of 24 players named to the U.S. Lacrosse World Cup Training Team.
2007: Had one of the best statistical seasons ever by a Wildcat ... A third-team Inside Lacrosse All-America selection after finishing tied for second on the team with 61 goals, 36 assists and 97 points--all of which rank among the top five on the Northwestern single-season annals ... Started all 22 games, helping the Wildcats set NCAA single-season records with 361 goals, 168 assists, 529 points and a 16.4 goals per game average ... Capped off 2007 in style, earning NCAA Championship MVP and all-tournament team honors as she recorded five goals and two assists in the championship game win over Virginia (5/27) ... Had a total of 19 goals in six postseason games ... Scored at least two points in goal or assist fashion in every game ... Had 19 multiple-goal games and 12 games with three or more ... Recorded a career-high six goals in addition to three assists in the win at Boston University (3/25) ... Had four four-goal games against UConn (4/1), Penn State (4/14), Johns Hopkins (5/6) and in the NCAA quarterfinals against Syracuse (5/19) ... Had a season-high four assists in the win over Duke (4/7) ... Also recorded two goals and three ground balls in that game ... Made good on 12-of-25 free-position attempts ... Fourth on team with 114 shots ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2006: Made an immediate impact in her first season ... Saw action in all 21 games with 15 starts ... Started the last 14 games of the season ... Finished seventh on team with 22 goals and 35 points ... Sixth on team with 13 assists ... Helped NU's offense lead the nation in scoring with 15.8 goals per game ... Tied for second on team with three game-winning goals ... Had 27 ground balls and 23 draw controls to her credit ... Recorded at least one point in 16 games ... Had a season-high five points (3g, 2a) in the win at Ohio State (4/28) ... Also had three goals in win at Penn State (4/16) ... Recorded other three-point efforts with one goal and two assists in wins over No. 8 Johns Hopkins (4/23), Denver (4/30) and against No. 5 UNC in the NCAA Tournament (5/20) ... Had a season-high five draw controls at Stanford (3/25) and again vs. Johns Hopkins (4/23) ... Recorded a total of 10 ground balls in consecutive wins over Denver and Vanderbilt (5/5) ... Had four games with two goals coming against Rutgers (2/26), No. 14 Notre Dame (3/19), No. 13 Syracuse (3/31) and UConn (4/2).
High School: Finished high school career with 207 goals and 228 assists ... Team went 75-10, won New York State Class B title in 2005, and advanced to Class A final in 2004 and Class A semifinals in 2002 and 2003 ... Four-time sectional champions ... Three-time first-team All-America (2003-05) ... Two-time Monroe County League Player of the Year, in 2004 (62 goals, 63 assists) and 2005 (59 goals, 57 assists) ... Three-time first-team all-county (2003-05) ... 2002 second-team all-county ... Most Valuable Player of 2005 Class B Championship with seven goals and five assists ... All-tournament at 2004 and 2005 New York state championships ... Sportsmanship award at 2003 state championship ... Scored seven goals, dished out seven assists in 2004 sectional title game ... High school coach was Richard Curtis ... Club team was Lady Roc ... Played for New York I at 2004 National Tournament ... Three-time player at Empire State Games ... Also an all-county selection in basketball ... Graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA ... New York State Scholar Athlete in lacrosse and basketball ... Recipient of Brighton High School Athletic Excellence Award ... Nominee for 2004 Rochester Area High School Sportswoman of the Year and High School Heisman Award.
Personal: Born Hilary Stetson Bowen ... Daughter of Jeffrey Bowen; stepmother is Kathleen Bowen ... Major is human development and psychological services.
Bowen's Career Statistics
Bowen's Career Highs
6, four times (most recent vs. Rutgers, 3/14/09)
4, vs. Duke (4/7/07)
9, two times (most recent at Notre Dame, 2/20/09)
4, three times (most recent vs. Syracuse, 3/22/09)