Mount St. Mary's Names Hilary Bowen Asst. Lacrosse Coach

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Mount St. Mary's University women's lacrosse head coach Lindsey Munday has announced the hiring of four-time National Champion Hilary Bowen as an assistant coach.

"I am extremely excited to have Hilary join the program and the Mount family," said Munday. "Hilary is an accomplished player and will be a great role model and teacher for our student athletes. Her experiences on both the collegiate and international level will benefit our players and help them develop as players and people. Hilary is a terrific leader and I am excited to have her on board."

Bowen and Munday were teammates in 2006 at Northwestern and then Munday served as an assistant coach in Bowen's final three seasons with the Wildcats. One of the best players in Northwestern history, Bowen was a key component, helping the Wildcats to four NCAA National Championship titles.

She posted 13 goals and four assists for 17 points in the 2007 NCAA Tournament, including five goals and two assists against Virginia in the championship game to earn the Most Valuable Player award. She then registered 17 goals and six assists for 23 points in the NCAA postseason to earn her second-straight Most Valuable Player nod in 2008.

Bowen capped her career by posting seven goals in the final three games of the NCAA Tournament, including five markers in the national championship game against North Carolina to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team for the third-straight campaign. Bowen ended her career ranked third all-time in program history for points (299) and goals (219) and fifth in assists. She also holds the Wildcats single-season record for goals with 81 tallies in 2008.

"I would like to thank Lindsey and the Mount St. Mary's Athletic Administration for giving me this opportunity," said Bowen. "I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of a program that has not only been successful in the past, but has a very bright future ahead. With the current players, administration and Lindsey's leadership, I believe this team has the all of the ingredients necessary to reach the next level and I look forward to the opportunity to a part of that growth."

In addition to her accolades in the NCAA Tournament, Bowen was named an Inside Lacrosse All-American in her final three campaigns and IWLCA All-American in 2008 and 2009. She also excelled in classroom after being named to the Dean's List for all 12 quarters. Bowen earned the CoSIDA Women's At-Large Academic All-American of the Year in 2009, Academic All-American honors in 2008 and 2009 and a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten Conference in her final three years.

Bowen was selected as an alternate for the 2009 Lacrosse World Cup and participated on the US World Cup Training Team.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Bowen graduated from Northwestern in 2009 with a bachelor degree in human development and psychological services. She has worked the Amonte Lacrosse Sports Camps for the last five years.

2010-09-16



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