Amonte Hiller knows better.
Northwestern women's lacrosse coach may be friends with New England Patriots
coach Bill Belichick, but Amonte Hiller didn't get any inside scoop on the
field at Gillette Stadium before the Wildcats' game against No. 14 Ohio State
daughter, Amanda, is an Ohio State assistant coach and Amonte Hiller knew
Belichick's heart was with the Buckeyes. But that didn't stop the defending
national champion Wildcats (10-0), as they beat Ohio State 13-12 in overtime in
the second game of a doubleheader at Gillette Stadium -- Syracuse played Harvard
in the first game. Erin Fitzgerald scored five goals to put her over 100 for
her career and had a career-high six points.
the Wildcats playing in an NFL stadium for the second consecutive season -- they
played at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas last spring -- this trip was a more of a
homecoming for Boston natives Amonte Hiller and midfielder Alex Frank.
has recovered nicely from the Patriots loss in the Super Bowl, but the healing
process may have taken longer since most of Frank's teammates are from the New
York area and are Giants fans.
Amonte Hiller still lists Patriots quarterback Tom Brady among her top five
Boston athletes of all time. So is her brother, Tony on that list?
think he would fit in my top five for sure," she said.
are Amonte Hiller's top five Boston pros in no particular order (except for
Larry Bird). And her brother, Tony, among them, of course.
Larry Bird, Celtics: "My No. 1 hands down. I was a huge fan of his growing up.
Bobby Orr, Bruins: "My brother had a house next door to him on the Cape a few
years back and we got to know him."
Tom Brady, Patriots: "He is just amazing and my brother and I are huge fans of
Karen Smyers, triathlete: "I am a big triathalon fan in Karen Smyers, who is
from the Boston area."
Tony Amonte, ex-Blackhawk: "He's always been a role model for me and always
drove me to be my best growing up."