Meet Hannah Nielsen, one of the top Lacrosse players in the world. Read more about the story while browsing through pictures and video here.
Hannah Nielsen will go down in history as the top distributor that Division 1 Lacrosse has ever seen. She is a two-time American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year, and certainly has the credentials to back it up.
Her head coach, Kelly Amonte Hiller agrees:
“Hannah has done everything for this team. More than ever she has taken the led for us this season. She is one of the most dominant players that I have seen and I can’t think of a better way for her to top her career.”
Hannah Nielsen is the NCAA career assists leader (224), and she also holds the NCAA single-season assist record (83). She attended Northwestern University where she is the all-time leader in points in lacrosse (398), and sixth overall in goals (174).
In May of 2009, she led her team to there fifth straight championship defeating NC (21-7), and also was awarded the Tewaaraton Trophy for a second time, which is only bestowed upon the top female and male varsity collegiate lacrosse player.
Soon after, her talents were recognized once again when she received the Honda Sports Award for Lacrosse. On a roll she then went on to help Australia take home silver at the FIL World Cup scoring a goal, and also having one assist. Recently, she joined the All-World team.
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