Bison Athlete of the Week: Leigh Hillman '14

Emily Evancho

Assistant Sports Editor

Field hockey player Leigh Hillman ’14 knows how to hit her season off to spectacular start. Not only was she named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 9, she also assisted with a goal in the team’s match against Missouri State that same week while also capturing two goals against Ohio State the next day. This past weekend she was credited with scoring the tie-breaking goal against Penn.

Hillman began her career with the Bison in 2010 when she played as a key reserve in all 19 matches that season. She claimed her first shot of the season against Sacred Heart which ended on goal.

In her 2011 season, Hillman played in every game. She helped secure a 3-2 upset victory over American in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals, scoring her first career goal during the game. During that same season she maintained her academics and found herself a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll as well as the Dean’s List.

Hillman captured her current starting position as a forward in the 2012 season during which she established a career-high of 15 points with seven goals for the year. She played a key role in the Bison’s 7-0 victory against Colgate where she secured her first multi-scoring performance with two goals during the game. For the season, Hillman found herself in third place with four goals in Patriot League play and sixth place with eight points in conference play.

Hillman has continued her stellar performance into this season, most notably with her defining goal against Penn. Hillman shows no sign of slowing down either, as she continues to train for the team’s next match at home against Lehigh on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Bison Profile:

Hometown: Dallas, Pa.

High School: Lake Lehman High School

Position: Forward


2010 Season:

Games: 19

Goals: 0

2011 Season:

Games: 20

Goals: 1

2012 Season:

Games: 19

Goals: 7

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