Cook, Hillier headed to North-South Senior All-Star Game
May 13, 2013
Update, 5/21- The game will be held at 11:30.
Stony Brook, N.Y. - After helping vault the No. 10/9 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team to national prominence during their tenures, senior captains Demmianne Cook and Janine Hillier have been selected to play in the IWLCA/Under Armour North-South Senior All-Star Game. This marks the first time a Seawolf has been asked to participate in the game, which will be held May 26 at Cabrini College in Philadelphia, Pa., and will feature the top seniors in the nation.
The duo cemented their legacies and capped fantastic senior seasons by tallying 14 points apiece during Stony Brook's four-game postseason run, which included its first-ever America East crown and NCAA Tournament win.
Cook will graduate as Stony Brook's all-time leading goal scorer with 158 career tallies despite only playing two years in Seawolves Country and owns SBU's single-game record for goals (9, 2012). The midfielder broke the school's single-season scoring mark in back-to-back seasons, tallying 68 in 2012 and an incredible 90 this year. She reached seven goals on five occasions in 2013 and set a conference tournament mark for most goals in a single game when she scored seven times against Vermont in the America East Semifinals.
The Nesconset, N.Y, native also topped the school's single-season draw control record (96) and led the team in ground balls (42) and caused turnovers (28). She currently leads the country in goals per game (4.5) and is fifth in points (96), points per game (4.8) and 12th in draw controls per contest (4.8). A two-time America East First-Team honoree, she sits third all-time in career draw controls with 157 and fifth in points with 173.
She has already begun to collect postseason accolades, including becoming SBU's first-ever Tewaaraton nominee and second-straight America East Player of the Year. The nation's leading goal scorer was named to the IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic First-Team for the second consecutive season.
Hillier finished second on the team in goals and points this season with 49 and 75, respectively. Her 49 goals sit third in SBU single-season history, while her 75 points rank fourth. She is currently 19th in the country in goals and is in the top 50 in points and assists per game.
In just two seasons, Hillier tallied 143 points, the seventh-most all-time at Stony Brook. She sits sixth in career goals and assists with 96 and 47, respectively.
A Farmingdale, N.Y., native, Hillier was twice named to the all-conference first-team and garnered Most Outstanding Player accolades this season after totaling a team-high 11 points during the two-game championship run. She netted two second-half goals and dished out a helper to lift Stony Brook to an 8-6 victory in its first NCAA Tournament game.
The weekend will include all-star games for all three NCAA divisions and a reception for participants on Saturday, May 25. The game time is TBD but will be between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.