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… Major is Biology.