Women's Lacrosse



No. 7/7 Irish Upset By No. 19/RV UConn, 10-7, In Storrs

Notre Dame welcomes in No. 2/4 Northwestern at 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Comeback Attempt At No. 5/5 Syracuse Falls Short For No. 7/7 Irish, 11-8

Notre Dame couldn't overcome 7-3 halftime deficit.


No. 7/7 Women's Lacrosse Hits Road For Tough BIG EAST Matchups

The Irish meet No. 5/5 Syracuse and No. 19/RV UConn this weekend.


Hilling Earns Spot On BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll For Second Time

The senior had 26 saves in two BIG EAST contests.


Hilling Leads No. 5/6 Irish To Thrilling 13-12 Victory Over No. 8/8 Hoyas

The senior stopped 14 Georgetown shots in the win.


2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.


Women's Lacrosse vs Villanova 3/24

#7 Notre Dame takes on Villanova on this brisk Sunday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium.


2012 Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse: A Season in Photos

Images of the Irish from the run to another NCAA tournament.


4/18 Women's Lacrosse vs. Vanderbilt

The Women's Lacrosse team was victorious over Vanderbilt with a score of 12-11 on Wednesday at Arlotta Stadium.


Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse vs Stanford on February 19, 2012

Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse 17-14 victory over Stanford on February 19, 2012.

AS A SENIOR: Started all 17 games and posted an 11-5 record ... named first-team IWLCA All-West/Midwest region ... a first-team All-BIG EAST selection ... played in the IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star Game ... graduated holding most of Notre Dame's career goalkeeping records ... as a senior posted an 8.81 goals against average and .465 save percentage ... ranked 12th in the nation in both saves (121) and save percentage ... led the BIG EAST in save percentage ... held three ranked teams to under 10 goals in a game (No. 13 Ohio State, No. 19 Rutgers and No. 20 Stanford) ... played every minute of 12 of Notre Dame's 17 games ... made 12 saves in Notre Dame's win over Duquesne ... didn't allow a goal to Detroit over 42:15 of action ... hit double digits in saves against Villanova with 12 to help her earn a spot on the BIG EAST's weekly honor roll ... bouncing back from being pulled against Louisville, two days later yielded just four goals in 45:04 of action against Cincinnati ... made a season-high 14 saves in the win over No. 8 Georgetown ... made 11 stops at No. 5 Syracuse ... allowed just two goals in 30 minutes of action against Marquette on Senior Day ... yielded just eight goals to No. 20 Stanford in the NCAA Tournament ... was a 2012-13 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Started 17 games in goal for the Irish, winning 12 games between the pipes ... made 145 saves on the year, good for a .449 save percentage ... put up a 10.89 goals against average mark in 980:36 minutes of action ... led BIG EAST in saves per game (8.54) and was second in saves (145) ... also placed fourth in save percentage (.449) and fifth in goals against average (10.89) ... in conference games only placed second in saves per game (8.43) and third in saves (62) ... also finished fourth in save percentage (.454) and goals against average (10.72) ... finished in a tie for 20th in Division I with 145 saves and was 21st in saves per game (8.54) ... save percentage of .449 put her 24th in nation ... had seven 10-plus save performances, including four in a row from April 5-April 21 ... set new career high with 16 saves in wins against No. 10 Ohio State (16-7) and No. 12 Georgetown (7-6, 2OT) ... 16 saves in each contest tied for the most by a BIG EAST goalie all year ... she was the only BIG EAST goalie to have a pair of 16-save performances ... named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after game against the Buckeyes and was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after performance against the Hoyas ... allowed only seven goals each in wins over Duquesne (17-7) and Ohio State (16-7), while making 22 saves combined ... had impressive .533 save percentage against the Buckeyes ... made five saves and allowed only four goals in 45:06 of action in a win against Yale (15-9) ... made 11 saves and allowed nine goals in 60:00 of action in a win over Connecticut (16-9) ... stopped 13 shots in a key Irish win over No. 18 Vanderbilt ... limited Georgetown to just six goals in 68:20 of action in Notre Dame's 7-6 double overtime win over the Hoyas, making 16 saves ... the 16 saves tied for the most in the conference in a BIG EAST game during the year ... limited Cincinnati to just two goals in 30:00 of action in a 22-2 victory over the Bearcats ... also tallied 35 ground balls on the year, which placed her third on the team ... had 10 games with two or more ground balls ... collected career-high six in wins over Ohio State and Vanderbilt ... missed Villanova game with an illness, making way for freshman Allie Murray to earn her first career start and win ... was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Notre Dame's starting goalie for all 19 games, playing 1,110:44 minutes ... led Irish to a 10-9 record, tallying 131 saves, while allowing 179 goals ... sixth in the BIG EAST in save percentage (.423) among student-athletes with at least 50 saves ... posted a 9.67 goals against average ... helped Notre Dame finish third in the league in goals against average at 9.58 ... allowed six or less goals in seven contests ... placed fifth in the conference in saves per game at 7.00 ... recorded four 11-plus save games ... played every minute of 16 games ... was third on team with 41 ground balls ... had 11 games with three or more ground balls ... had a career-high 15 saves in a 13-10 win at home against Georgetown ... notched 14 saves against Syracuse and 11 each against California and Vanderbilt ... allowed only two goals in a win against Cincinnati and three in a win against Villanova ... had .647 save percentage in 20-6 win at California ... also had career-high six ground balls against the Golden Bears ... had five ground balls at Hofstra ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played and started all 18 games for the Irish between the pipes ... was 11-7 on the year with a 9.69 goals-against average (the lowest for a Notre Dame goalkeeper since 2006) and a .421 save percentage ... was second on the team with 42 ground balls ... played in 1,114:03 minutes, missing only 2:17 ... recorded one shutout, the only one in Notre Dame and BIG EAST history ... set an Irish and conference record by not giving up a goal in 98:33 from April 5 to April 11, 2010, covering parts of three games ... also played in the longest game in Notre Dame and BIG EAST history, as she played 78:52 (four overtimes) in a 12-11 loss to Syracuse (5/6) in the BIG EAST semifinals ... made first career start in 13-12 win at Hofstra (2/23), making seven saves ... stopped Duquesne, 15-10, on Feb. 27, making four saves ... suffered first loss of career in 12-8 loss to Dartmouth (3/7) ... made nine saves ... bounced back with a five-save game as Irish won at California (3/13), 14-12 ... had eight- save game at Boston University (3/20) in 7-6 Irish win ... selected BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for wins at Cal and Boston University ... lost second game of the season, making five saves in 10-9 loss to Vanderbilt (3/24) ... made career-high 12 saves in 11-9 win over Louisville (3/27) ... selected BIG EAST defensive player of the week for 12-save game versus Louisville ... ran into No. 1 Northwestern and dropped a 15-5 decision, making six saves ... lost second consecutive game, this one at Georgetown, 12-10, making 10 saves in the contest ... started Notre Dame on a five-game winning streak, making four stops in an 11-10 win at Loyola (4/5) ... made eight saves in historic, 16-0, shutout win versus Villanova ... blanked Syracuse for first 30 minutes in 6-5 upset win over the Orange ... finished with six saves ... chosen WomensLax.com player of the week for week of April 12 ... won fourth straight game, 15-5, over Cincinnati (4/17) ... played 57:43, sitting out the final 2:17 ... made just two saves in the contest ... had seven saves in 12-11 win at Ohio State (4/22) ... made 10 save in 12-11 loss at Rutgers (4/24) ...closed the regular season with seven saves in 16-9 victory at Connecticut (5/1) ... had second, 12-save game of the year and a career-high six ground balls as Irish lost to Rutgers, 12-11, in longest game in BIG EAST history in conference semifinals ... closed the season with nine saves in a 19-7 loss in first round of the NCAA Tournament at Northwestern ... earned a monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport standout at Brighton High School in Rochester, N.Y. ... three-time letter winner in soccer and four-time letter winner in lacrosse ... played center midfield in soccer, helping Brighton to a pair of undefeated seasons (2007, 2008) ... team captain as a senior and the team's most valuable player in `07 and `08 ...played in the senior all-star game in fall of `08 ... in lacrosse was a four-year starter in goal for Brighton ... actually joined the team in eighth grade as the back up goalkeeper ... played on four Section V championship teams and two teams that advanced to the state title game ... two-time Section V all-county team selection (2008, 2009) ... selected to play in the U.S. Lacrosse Greater Rochester Section V Senior all-star game ... two-time U.S. Lacrosse honorable mention All-American (2008 and 2009) ... full name is Eleanor Pauline Hilling ... daughter of Peter and Paula Hilling ... has one brother and one sister ... born in Rochester, N.Y. ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in sociology.

Hilling's Career Statistics

Year G-S W-L Min. GA GAA Saves Pct
2010 18-18 11-7 1114:03 180 9.69 131 .421
2011 19-19 10-9 1110:44 179 9.67 131 .423
2012 17-17 12-5 980:36 178 10.89 145 .449
2013 17-17 11-5 946:35 139 8.81 121 .465
Totals 71-71 44-26 4151:58 676 9.77 528 .439

Ellie Hilling
Ellie  Hilling


Rochester, NY

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