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Christine Hilcken

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Seaford, N.Y.

High School:
Seaford

Height:
5-6

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R

Christine Hilcken

2011: Made nine appearances on the mound with one start...posted a 0-2 mark with a 15.58 ERA...one of 13 Lafayette players selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

General: Serving as team tri-captain in 2011.

2010: Made 20 appearances on the mound with 10 starts...posted a 2-8 mark with a 6.96 ERA...threw five and a third no hit innings giving up two walks and four strikeouts versus Manhattan (3/16)...recorded first win of the season while throwing a third of an inning against Rider (3/18)...recorded first complete game of the season in an 8-1 win at St. Peter's (4/13)...one of eight Lafayette players selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Appeared in the Virginia (3/8) and Wagner (3/17) games...did not play the rest of the season due to injury.

2008: Appeared in 16 games including seven conference games....collected four wins with Patriot League victories against Holy Cross (4/13) and Army (4/26)...registered a 3.94 ERA with a 4-5 record...second among the conference freshmen in ERA (3.94) and opponent batting average (.288)...season-high five strikeouts in nine innings of work at Holy Cross (4/13).

Favorite Quote: "Somewhere behind the athlete you've become, behind the hours you've practiced, the coaches who've pushed you, the teammates who've believed in you, and the fans who've cheered for you is the little girl who threw the ball that very first time, the one who fell in love with the game, and never looked back. Play for her." - Mia Hamm

Why I Chose Lafayette: I chose Lafayette because it gave me an instant comfort feeling; the same which I feel when I'm home. I had trouble leaving home because of my close family relationships, but being at Lafayette felt like I was with my family and the right fit for me. Lafayette College also gave me the best of both worlds. It gave me the ability to play competitive Division 1 softball as well as compete and strive for excellence at a rigorous academic program.

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