|Sport(s):||Field Hockey/Women’s Lacrosse|
Stephanie (Sarin) Gillin is one of the finest goalkeepers in the history of the Philadelphia University women’s field hockey and women’s lacrosse programs.
As a member of the field hockey team from 1996 through 1999, Sarin racked up 28 career victories, including 12 shutouts, and stopped 710 shots. She left the University as the career leader in wins, shutouts, and saves, but was moved to second in career saves during the 2007 season.
Gillin came in as a freshman and played in 12 of the Rams’ 19 contests. She recorded four victories—two via shutout—117 saves, a 3.00 goals against average (GAA). She took over the starting goaltending role in 1997, leading the team to eight victories, four shutouts, while posting 163 saves, a 2.19 GAA, and stopping 98.7 percent of the shots she faced.
As a junior, Gillan put together one of the best seasons in program history with nine victories, 220 saves, and a 1.85 GAA—which were all school records at the time. The nine wins still stand as the program record, while the 220 saves rank second and the 1.85 GAA is fifth. She ended her career with seven victories, 210 saves, and a 2.02 GAA as a senior.
Gillin was just as strong in goal for the women’s lacrosse team for three seasons (1997-99). She left the Rams’ goal as the program leader in career wins (17), wins in a season (11 in 1999), career saves (498), and saves in a season (260 in 1997). She is currently second in career saves and saves in a season, third in wins in a season, and fifth in career wins.
During the 1997 campaign, Gillian led the Rams to six victories as she posted a 14.41 GAA, 260 saves, and a 51.5 save percentage. After playing in just four matches in 1998, Gillin took back the starting job a year later and bounced back with a then-school record 11 victories, 193 saves, and a 9.47 GAA.