Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/22/16
Neshaminy grad and former Temple great Monica Mills was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame last month in the 54th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie.
One of Temple’s most versatile athletes, Mills was inducted into the Temple University Hall of Fame in 1997. She earned numerous honors in field hockey and lacrosse. She was awarded four varsity letters in field hockey and was the team’s MVP in 1984. Mills was selected for the National and Regional All-American teams in 1984 as Temple finished fourth at the NCAA field hockey championships. She scored 161 points (68 goals, 25 assists) in field hockey for the third highest total in Temple history.
In lacrosse, she also received national and regional All-American honors in 1984 while helping the Owls to the 1984 NCAA championship. Mills was the recipient of the Charlie Johnson Award as Temple’s outstanding athlete in 1985 and was named the Philadelphia Inquirer Intercollegiate Athlete-of-the-Year that same year. She was also was an award-winning all-around athlete at Neshaminy Langhorne High School and was inducted into that institution’s Hall of Fame for field hockey in 1992, softball in 2000, and basketball in 2006.