Hilden, a senior second baseman at Belvidere North High School in Belvidere, Ill.,
has signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic
career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar softball
program. The Belvidere native will be a freshman at SXU in the fall
of 2011 and will compete for playing time on the field during the 2012 season.
Hilden is the daughter of Brian and Tammy Hilden of Belvidere. She is currently coached by Oliva Lebensorger
at Belvidere North High School. Hilden
is looking to pursue a degree in elementary education starting next year at Saint
"Holly is an extremely talented and versatile player," said Saint Xavier
University softball coach Myra Minuskin."She is a student of the
game and her strong leadership qualities will be apparent right away."