Awards/Honors 2012: All-MAC First Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll
2012 Field Hockey Joined fellow junior Catrina Schmidt as the only Bears to start all 16 games ... Developed into one of the top offensive threats in the Mid-American Conference ... Was named to the All-MAC First Team ... Led Missouri State in goals (nine), points (21), shots on goal (23), shot percentage (.273) and shots-on-goal percentage (.697) ... Was among the MAC's top-10 in points, points per game, goals and goals per game ... Scored a goal against Kent State, which moved her past Missouri State head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa for seventh place on MSU's career points list ... Tied former MSU standout Casey Bayliss for sixth place on the list with a goal in Missouri State's 5-2 season-closing victory over Saint Louis.
2011 Field Hockey Was the Bears' second-leading scorer during the 2011 season, racking up 10 goals and a shot percentage of .196 ... Led the team with seven assists ... Took 33 shots on goal with a .659 percentage ... Helped MSU finish 38th in the nation in scoring and 39th in the nation in goals per game ... Contributed to the Bears' national No. 38 ranking in assists per game in the nation.
2010 Field Hockey Appeared in 20 games with nine starts ... Was the Bears' number one offensive option off the bench ... Scored four goals with four assists ... Her 12 total points tied with Sarah Cusick for second on the team ... Tied with Amanda Miyashita for second in shots (26) and was third in shots on goal (20) ... Scored a goal in her first collegiate game, a 7-1 win over Lindenwood (8/28) ... Scored all four of her goals in the first nine games of the season ... The Bears were 2-2 in games in which Lawless scored a goal ... Assisted on the Bears' only goal in their 2-1 (2OT) loss against UC Davis (9/15) ... Had a goal and an assist in the 5-1 win against Saint Louis (9/29) ... Had two assists against Miami (10/24).
Background Lawless was a four-year starter and letterwinner for the Lancers ... Played almost exclusively at forward, but did see some action in the midfield her senior season ... Was a member of three Public School Championship squads ... Was a team captain her senior season ... Led the Lancers to a 19-4 overall record, scoring 31 points along the way ... Named First-Team All-Conference and Post-DispatchAll-Metro Third Team ... Was a four-time participant in the National Field Hockey Festival, winning the Under-16 Championship one season ... Played for Team Gateway St. Louis Club Field Hockey, coached by Missouri State Athletics Hall of Famer Kelly Stuckel-Yates ... Lettered and started for four seasons on the Lancers' lacrosse team, earning All-American status in 2010.
Personal Hillary Allison Lawless was born April 27, 1992, in St. Louis, Mo. ... Daughter of Tom and Cheryl Lawless ... Majoring in hospitality & restaurant administration ... Her father, Tom, was a professional baseball player from 1982-90, beginning his career with the Cincinnati Reds and spending time with the Montreal Expos, Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals ... Her father was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Montreal Expos in 1984 for Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader, Pete Rose ... Her sister, Samantha, played field hockey at Robert Morris from 2005-08 ... Has another sister, Jessica.