Player bio: Rachel Hiskins :: Field Hockey

  Rachel Hiskins
Rachel Hiskins
Player Profile

Victoria, Australia

High School:
Melbourne Institute



3 VL

On Hiskins: Two-time NFHCA/Astro Turf All-American, two-time first team All Mid-Atlantic Region Selection, two-time All-ACC honoree … three-time ACC Player of the Week … owns the all-time greatest single-game scoring total with 11 points vs. Radford (Sept. 17, 2000) … also holds Maryland’s single-season points record with 67 in 1999 … currently ranks second in Maryland history with 51 career assists … listed sixth all-time with 135 points and tied for eighth with 42 career goals … has started every game of her Terrapin career … one of the most dynamic players ever in College Park ... owns tremendous possession skills, passing skills and vision of the field ... playmaker commonly referred to as Maryland’s “on-field artist” … key player on the Terps' offense as the server on penalty corners … earned a bachelor of arts degree from Maryland in May 2001 and is now enrolled in art history advanced studies coursework.

International Experience: A member of the Victoria State Under-21 team from 1995-1998 … the Under-21 team won the national championship in 1995 and 1998 … a member of the Victorian State Under-18 team from 1992-1996 … played on the Vipers, a Victorian women's state team in 1997 and 1998 … a member of the Victorian Institute of Sport from 1996-1999.

As a junior in 2000: A first team All-American, first team All Mid-Atlantic Region, All-ACC selection and first team ECAC All-Star … led the nationally second-rated Terp offense in points, goals, assists, shot percentage (.468) and tied for the lead in game-winning goals (4) … 62 total points ranked as the third-best single-season effort in school history … 22 goals rates fourth all-time and 18 assists tied for fifth … finished third in the nation in points, sixth in points per game (2.696), and tied for fifth in goals, seventh in goals per game (.957), ninth in assists and 12th in assists per game (.783) … led the ACC in points scored and was second in goals and assists … recorded three season hat tricks, including a career-high four goals vs. Ohio (Aug. 28) and Radford (Sept. 17) … also added three assists vs. Radford for 11 total points, marking the greatest single-game performance in Terrapin history … back-to-back hat tricks against Ohio and Old Dominion (Sept. 3) merited ACC Player of the Week honors (Sept. 4-10) … totaled seven goals and one assist for 15 points in those two games … scored at least one point in 17 of Maryland’s 22 games ... career-high seven-game point streak opened the season (Aug. 26-Sept. 17) … tallied 13 multi-point games, four multi-goal games, four multi-assist games … eight games with at least one goal and one assist … netted the game-winning tally in Maryland’s 5-4 double-overtime victory over Old Dominion, capping the three-goal performance … game-winning scores also came against Ohio, Stanford (Oct. 7) and James Madison (Oct. 21) … earned Maryland Student-Athlete of the Week honors (Oct. 22-29) after a two-goal, two-assist performance vs. Richmond (Oct. 29) … racked up five points on one goal and three assists vs. New Hampshire in a first round NCAA tournament game (Nov. 11).

As a sophomore in 1999: All-America second team, Mid-Atlantic Regional first team, All-NCAA Tournament and All-ACC first team selection … recorded a school-record 67 points surpassing Lisa Buente’s former single-season mark of 63 in 1990 … scored 18 goals and recorded a career-high 31 assists (second best all-time) … ranked third in the nation in total points (67), eighth in points per game (2.68), tied for 14th in goals scored (18), second in assists (31) and fourth in assists per game (1.24) … scored at least one point in 20 of Maryland's 25 games and totaled six points three times during the season … named ACC Player of the Week on Sept. 27 and Oct. 17 … scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period to lead Maryland to a 2-1 victory over Iowa in the national semifinal game (Nov. 19) … totaled three game-winning goals … netted a pair of goals in leading Maryland to a 6-0 win over Lafayette in a first round NCAA contest (Nov. 13) … tied the single-game school record for assists with four against both Towson (Sept. 15) and Princeton (Oct. 15) … recorded eight multi-assist games … netted 18 goals on only 40 shots.

As a freshman in 1998: Scored the game-winning goal in the ACC title game, as the Terps defeated Virginia 1-0 in overtime (Nov. 8) … scored the tying goal to force overtime in Maryland’s 2-1 penalty-stroke victory over North Carolina (Nov. 6) … recorded a defensive save against Richmond on Sept. 2.

Personal: Born Dec. 15, 1977 ... Rachel is the daughter of Lorraine and Ken Hiskins ... earned a bachelor’s degree in art studio, now majoring in art history … her brother, Jeremy, is on the men’s Australian National Team and a sister, Justine, has been a member of the women's Australian National Team … father, Ken, is a former professional tennis player who has appeared in Wimbledon … he is now a professional tennis coach.

Hiskins’ Career Statistics


1998	22	22	2	2	6	16	1	1	0-0

1999	25	25	18	31	67	40	3	0	0-0

2000	23	23	22	18	62	47	4	0	1-1	

Totals	70	70	42	51	135	103	8	1	1-1

Hiskins Single-Game Highs
4 vs. Ohio (Aug. 28, 2000), vs. Radford (Sept. 17, 2000)
Assists: 4 vs. Towson (Sept. 15, 1999), vs. Princeton (Oct. 15, 2000)
Points: 11 vs. Radford (Sept. 17, 2000)

Hiskins Up Close
Since coming to Maryland I’ve learned: if you want something done you have to do it yourself. And who cares what people think of you, be creative and go with the strength you have.
Who is your hero/role model? People that think creatively and that are passionate about meaningful issues, like Zach De La Rocha and Eddie Vedder.
I came to Maryland because: I wanted to do to something new, see a different country and do something I love.
One phrase to describe me on the field is: laid back.
One phrase to describe me off the field is: laid back even more.