Hillman Named Second Team Longstreth/NFHCA All-American
GILBERT, AZ – Johns Hopkins junior midfielder Grace Hillman has earned a pair of All-America honors this week. She was named to both the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and Synapse Sports All-America Second Teams.
Hillman is the first Blue Jay to earn All-America honors from the NFHCA since 2011 and the first from Synapse Sports (formerly womensfieldhockey.com) since 2009. Hopkins has now produced 14 NFHCA All-Americans, with eight of those coming since 2006.
Hillman, who was named the 2017 Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year, was a First Team All-South and First Team All-Centennial selection. She totaled four points (1g, 2a) and one defensive save and anchored a defense that ranked second in the Centennial Conference in goals against average (1.08), shutouts (8) and save percentage (.828). Hillman led Hopkins to a 14-5 record, a 9-1 mark in the Centennial and the conference regular season championship. The 14 overall wins and nine conference wins are the most since 2008 and 2007, respectively.