May 24, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame women's lacrosse new alums Jenny Granger and Ellie Hilling have been tabbed for the IWLCA/Under Armour North South All-Star game for graduated student-athletes, the IWLCA announced recently.
The duo will play for the North squad that will battle the South team at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., Sunday, May 26.
Granger is one of six attackers on the roster, while Hilling is one of two goalies along with George Washington's Jess Hicks.
There are two other BIG EAST foes on the North roster as Joanna Dalton and Ashley Moulton from Loyola join the Irish pair.
Granger turned in an impressive senior campaign as the co-captain started all 17 games and led the Irish in goals (31) and assists (22). She had 10 games with two or more goals, including a streak of nine games in a row from March 2 to April 12. Her season high came when she scored five times and totaled seven points in a thrilling 16-15 double overtime win at Louisville. Granger also had six games with two or more assists, including a season-high four in a 14-5 win over Marquette. She earned a spot on the BIG EAST's Weekly Honor Roll once (March 25) after scoring four goals and dishing out three assists in wins over Rutgers and Villanova.
The East Setauket, N.Y., native earned first team all-BIG EAST and second team IWLCA all-West/Midwest Region honors in the last month.
Hilling had a spectacular senior season between the pipes, starting all 17 games, as she secured her place in the Irish record books by taking over first in school goalie history for minutes played (4,151:58), games played (71), games won (44) and saves (528).
The Rochester, N.Y., product had 13 games with six or more saves, including nine games with double-digit totals. She also had eight games with two or more ground balls, including six in a win over Georgetown, tying her career high. Hilling earned a spot on the BIG EAST's Weekly Honor Roll twice (March 25, April 15) - once after 20 saves and seven ground balls in wins over Rutgers and Villanova and again after 24 saves and eight ground balls in a 1-1 week against Loyola and Georgetown.
Hilling earned first team all-BIG EAST and all-region accolades earlier this month.
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