Lacrosse: Amonte Hiller to join Chicago sports hall of fame

Ava Wallace, Reporter

In her adopted hometown, lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller once again finds herself in good company.

Amonte Hiller is one of 14 who will be inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday alongside Chicago sports staples such as pro-bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb, NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway and legendary Chicago Bulls center and former Bulls head coach Bill Cartwright.

In her 13 seasons as coach, Amonte Hiller has won seven National Championships, the most recent in 2012. She has ended every Northwestern season since 2005 with a trip to the NCAA Final Four. With Evanston as a home base and a championship title four seasons into her tenure, Amonte Hiller pioneered the expansion of women’s lacrosse off the East Coast. This spring, she opens her 14th season, the first of the Big Ten women’s lacrosse conference, at home against rival Maryland, where Amonte Hiller won two national championships as a player.

A 2012 U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee, Amonte Hiller produced three Tewaaraton Trophy winners and posts a 229-40 record at NU.

Originally of Hingham, Massachusetts, Amonte Hiller joins football coach Pat Fitzgerald as the second active NU coach to be inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Former footall coach Ara Parsehgian has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame

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