Hill Sets New High School Record

October 23, 2012

Rachel Hill pictured taking the shot that tied the state scoring record at 147 vs. Kingswood on Tuesday, October 16th. Photo courtesy of Phil Stiles.
Somersworth High School senior striker Rachel Hill broke a 17 yr old record on October 16th when she scored a hat trick in an 8-0 victory over Kingswood.  Hill’s three goals, #147, #148, and #149 for her career, tied and broke the old record held by Courtney Banghart of Souhegan (147 goals).  
 
Rachel has 30 goals on the season, and has reached or surpassed that mark each of her four years at Somersworth.  She also has 32 career assists.  Head coach Nick O’Brien presented Hill with the game ball in a presentation that briefly stopped the game after goal #148 during the 5th minute of play.
 
This recent feat can be added to the list of other notable accomplishments Hill has achieved in her young soccer career.
Rachel Hill pictured taking the shot that tied the state scoring record at 147 vs. Kingswood on Tuesday, October 16th. Photo courtesy of Phil Stiles. Hill (right) in her WPSL debut with the Seacoast United Phantoms this past June.
Somersworth High School senior striker Rachel Hill broke a 17 year old record on October 16th when she scored a hat trick in an 8-0 victory over Kingswood.  Hill’s three goals, #147, #148, and #149 for her career, tied and broke the old record held by Courtney Banghart of Souhegan (147 goals).  
 
Rachel has 30 goals on the season, and has reached or surpassed that mark each of her four years at Somersworth.  She also has 32 career assists.  Head coach Nick O’Brien presented Hill with the game ball in a presentation that briefly stopped the game after goal #148 during the 5th minute of play.
 
This recent feat can be added to the list of other notable accomplishments Hill has achieved in her young soccer career.  As a U14 and again as a U16, her Seacoast United team won the Super Y National Championship title.  In the 2011 tournament as a U16, Rachel was named to the All-Tournament team after her performance throughout the event.  The Super Y League consists of regional games throughout the summer months and those teams who qualify advance to the North American Finals held in Florida early each December.  
 
Hill has been recognized by the Super Y Olympic Development Program as well, receiving an invitation to the ODP National Camps at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida in both 2010 and 2011.  Players nominated for these camps are identified as the top players within their birth year and are also among the top 2% of players in the Super Y league from across the country.  She was invited to the US Soccer National Training Camp in Carson, California during the spring of 2012 through her exposure at both the Super Y Finals and ODP Camps.
 
This past spring, her U17 Seacoast United team was crowned NH State Cup Champion and USYSA Region I Finalists.  The team travelled to England and Scotland in late July for friendly matches against Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers’ women’s teams before competing in and winning the Loch Lomond Youth Soccer Festival in Stirling, Scotland.
 
After her spring club season wrapped up, Rachel made her debut this summer playing for the Seacoast United Phantoms in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) where she faced competition from collegiate and post-collegiate players.  In her first game, she scored the lone goal to lift the Phantoms to a 1-0 victory over perennial Northeast Atlantic Division powerhouse New England Mutiny. 
 
Rachel Hill will continue her soccer career at Seacoast United with the U18 Girls Premier team for the spring 2013 season, and has received a full scholarship to play at NCAA Division I University of Connecticut next fall.
 
All of the staff and coaches at Seacoast United would like to pass on their congratulations to Rachel and are extremely proud of her latest achievement.