Cari Hills - CT Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Cari Hills, Bill Brown, & Reid Campbell at the 2015 CT Lacrosse Hall of Fame Banquet
Cari helped New Canaan win its first and only FCIAC girl’s lacrosse championship, scoring six of the team’s eight goals in the 1993 final against Greenwich. For her career, she had 97 goals and was tri-captain as a senior. At Cornell University, Cari was a two-time All-American in lacrosse and was Cornell’s first-ever All-American in field hockey. As a freshman, she made an immediate impact and was named the field hockey Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 1994. She was also the Richie Moran Award Winner in 1997, and the Cornell Sun Athlete of the Year in 1998 and, in 2008, was inducted into the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame during her first year of eligibility. For Cornell lacrosse, Hills earned All-Ivy honors during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons, and graduated as the school’s career leader in points (180), goals (131), ground balls (154), and draw controls (110). She also scored a goal in a school-record 31 consecutive games, and her 57 points in 1996 and 47 goals in 1998 are single-season records. Hills was president of Cornell’s Red Key Athlete Honor Society and Quill & Dagger, a senior honor society founded in 1893. She sits on the Cornell University Council, is a member of the Athletic Advisory, and a founding board member of the Cornell Varsity Club. Today, Cari can be seen on the fields of New Canaan, CT coaching lacrosse.