Harkins Earns Lacrosse Program's First D-I All-Region Honor

Hilary Harkins surpassed Kristen Braasch as the school's all-time career saves leader.<br>(Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
Hilary Harkins surpassed Kristen Braasch as the school's all-time career saves leader.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)

May 24, 2007

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis junior goalkeeper Hilary Harkins was selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association/US Lacrosse Division I All-West/Midwest Region second team, it was announced by that organization Thursday. She is the first Aggie to earn any type of IWLCA since the university began its transition to Division I status. UC Davis will play its first year as a full-fledged D-I program in 2007-08.

The all-region award is another in a string of honors for Harkins, whose name will advance to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America ballot. She was the lone Aggie player on the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation squad in early May, and captured an MPSF Player of the Week nod in April. Furthermore, Harkins was selected to the US Lacrosse National Developmental Team in the summer of 2006.

Harkins finished the season with 159 saves in 1,016 minutes of play, passing predecessor Kristen Braasch for the school's career saves record. She ranked 24th nationally in goals-against average (10.09) and 30th in save percentage (.482). UC Davis finished 9-9 for the year and placed fifth at the MPSF Championships.

The IWLCA and US Lacrosse will announce their All-America teams at an awards banquet on June 16. All 128 athletes on the various all-region teams are eligible for inclusion on the All-America squads.