Bowen Inducted in Rochester Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Bowen Inducted in Rochester Lacrosse Hall of Fame

November 1, 2017 – 8th Grade Coordinator Hilary Bowen, one of the most decorated women’s lacrosse players ever to come out of Rochester, will be inducted into the Rochester Lacrosse Hall of Fame at a ceremony this weekend.  Besides being a coordinator, Hilary, who is in her third year at SAAS, is also the school’s girls’ lacrosse coach, helping start the program last season, and is a member of the Irish national team’s coaching staff.

“I feel extremely honored to be inducted into the Rochester Lacrosse Hall of Fame,” said Hilary. “It is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of everyday life, and when something like this comes along, it makes me stop and reflect. I am not only honored to be inducted into a Hall of Fame that has so many talented and influential members, but to be inducted in my home town, where I first fell in love with lacrosse.”

As a four-year starter at Brighton High School, Hilary helped lead her team to a Class “B” title and two trips to the Class “A” Finals. Her personal accolades include two Monroe County League Player-of-the-Year awards, three First Team and one Second Team All-County Most Valuable Player selections, and All-Tournament recognition at the 2004 and 2005 New York state championships. She was also named the 2005 Tournament MVP.  Hilary was a true student-athlete, as she was honored three times as a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American and as an Academic All-American.

“This game has given so much to me in terms of opportunity and important relationships,” said Hilary. “I feel the best way to show my gratitude is to share my love of the game with others in the hopes that it provides them with equally positive and influential experiences. Fortunately, I have the chance to do that here at my current job at SAAS.”

This is the second Hall of Fame induction for Hillary, as she was inducted into Northwestern University’s Hall of Fame last year. One of the top players in Wildcat’s history, she finished third all-time in points (299) and goals (219) and fifth in assists (80). Hilary also helped Northwestern win an incredible four straight national titles (2006-09).  For her efforts, she was named a three-time NCAA Championship Game MVP, and a three-time NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team selection.  Hilary was also a three-time All-American and a three-time All-Conference selection.

Congratulations Hilary!