Fairfield Women's Lacrosse BIO
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Riley Hellstein
Player Profile:
Riley Hellstein 1796137
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Feeding Hills, Mass.
High School: Agawam

2016: All-MAAC Second Team…MAAC All-Academic…MAAC Player of the Week (3/7)…MAAC Student-Athlete of the Week (3/14)…As a junior made 16 starts for the Stags… Led the team with 39 goals and was second on the squad with 50 points… Her 11 assists were tied for third best on the team… Grabbed 51 draw controls, good for second best on the team and tied for third most in a season in program history… The junior claimed 3.2 draw controls per game, tied for second most in a season in program history… Scored a career high seven goals  and nine total points at New Hampshire on March 5, the second most goals scored and points tallied in a game in program history… Matched a single game program record with 8 draw controls in the season opening win over LIU Brooklyn... Recorded at least one point in 15 of 16 games and scored a goal in all but one of those games.

2015: All-MAAC Second Team… MAAC All-Academic Team… Hellstein earned her first All-MAAC Second Team honor after being an essential part of the Fairfield midfield. She competed in 14 of 16 games, with 14 starts. Hellstein was the team’s fifth leading scorer with 19 goals, including three essential game-winners against conference foes Siena and Monmouth, both during the regular season and the MAAC Tournament semifinal. Hellstein also dished eight assists to finish the season with 27 points. She grabbed a team-high 43 draw controls, picked up seven ground balls, and caused four turnovers. Hellstein recorded six multi-goal games this year, including a personal season-high four goals against conference opponent Iona. She tallied four hat tricks, against Siena, Iona, and two against Monmouth.

2014: All-MAAC Rookie Team… MAAC All-Tournament Team… Fairfield Female Freshman Athlete of the Year… Hellstein had an impressive rookie campaign at midfield for the Stags in which she tallied 27 goals to be the third-highest scorer on the roster. Hellstein also dished 11 assists to tally a season total 38 points. She picked up 15 ground balls, grabbed a team-high 40 draw controls, and caused five turnovers. Throughout Hellstein’s 16 appearances and 10 starts for the Stags, she recorded nine multi-goal games and five hat tricks. She recorded 43 shots on goal with an overall shots on goal percentage of .915. She recorded a career-high four goals against Canisius in the MAAC Tournament semifinal game and tallied the game-winning goal against Iona.

Before Fairfield: Hellstein comes to Fairfield after lettering four seasons in women’s lacrosse at Agawam High School, where she served as a team captain her junior and senior years. During her career, Hellstein led the Brownies to 60 wins and was a four-time All-Area selection. She also lettered in soccer and basketball and earned All-America honors in soccer.

Personal: Daughter of Kelly and Mark Hellstein… Has one sister, Hannah… Grandfather, Jack Canniff, played hockey at Boston College… Aunt, Erin Canniff, played basketball at UMass…Involved with Love Your Melon organization on Campus... Major is Communication with minors in Marketing and Studio Art.

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