Heather Hawes '00

Heather Hawes '00

Quite simply one of the finest two-sport athletes in school history, Heather Hawes was one of Division III’s top lacrosse and field hockey players during her time at Bowdoin and accomplished the exclusive feat of becoming a First Team All-American in two different sports. Hawes twice led the women’s lacrosse team in scoring and three times paced the field hockey squad and still ranks among the top-five all-time scorers in both program’s distinguished record books. Among her innumerable honors were three All-American awards, a First Team All-Region and First Team All-NESCAC award in women’s lacrosse. In field hockey, she was a NESCAC Player of the Year as well as multiple-time All-NESCAC and All-Region honoree in addition to her First Team All-American laurel. In the process, she laid the groundwork for a pair of programs that would thrust to national prominence in the decade following her graduation.