PRINCETON, N.J. (10/18/13) - Former Princeton women's lacrosse standout Elizabeth Pillion ’05 was recently inducted into the Episcopal (Pa.) High School Hall of Fame.
Pillion is one of Episcopal's most accomplished and versatile female athletes. As a senior, she was co-captain of the soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams as well as team MVP in each of those sports. After playing on the freshmen and JV boys soccer teams, she became a star with the varsity girls for the next two years, helping the team to win the Inter-Ac title in the fall of 2000. Elizabeth was a four-year starter in basketball as well as lacrosse, where she helped lead the team to consecutive Inter-Ac championships in 2000 and 2001. She earned national academic honors in lacrosse her junior and senior years, as well as All-American honors her senior year.
Pillion's athletic prowess continued at Princeton, as she excelled on two nationally ranked teams, lacrosse and soccer.
Princeton has produced few more successful athletes than Pillion. During her career, she won two national championships, played in three national championship games, reached the NCAA Final Four in two different sports, played in seven NCAA tournaments and led her teams to a 19-4 record in the NCAA tournaments.
She came to Princeton as a lacrosse player, and she would go on to be a two-time first-team All-America and two-time unanimous first-team All-Ivy League selection in the sport. She finished her lacrosse career with 104 goals and 46 assists, and she helped Princeton to the 2002 and 2003 NCAA championships and 2004 NCAA final.
Pillion walked on to the women's soccer team her sophomore year and played in three NCAA tournaments as well. Despite a limited background in the sport, she became an All-Ivy defender, and she was a key part of the Tigers' run to the 2004 NCAA women's soccer Final Four.
Since graduating, Pillion has played internationally with the U.S. women's national lacrosse team. She was also featured in the NCAA's Hall of Champions exhibit featuring the greatest two-sport athletes in college history.