Women's Soccer

Sarah Heggen
Sarah Heggen


Allen Texas

High School:





1999: Academic All-Big Ten recipient ? made 15 appearances and 12 starts in net for the Illini ? recorded career-high and team-high four shutouts on the season -- 1/2 vs. E. Illinois (3-0), 1/2 vs. West Virginia (2-0), 1/2 vs. Duquesne (3-0), 1/2 vs. Boston U (3-0), vs. Indiana (0-0 2OT), vs. Iowa at Big Ten Tournament (2-0) ? posted career-high eight saves vs. Iowa and seven vs. Colorado College ? ranked ninth in shutouts, tenth in goals against average (1.52), and twelfth in saves (47) in the Big Ten.

1998: Appeared in eight games, starting two in the nets, gave up just 5 goals in 385 minutes for 1.16 goals against average ? amassed 2.5 shutouts -- vs. Quincy (5-0), 1/2 vs. Louisville (9-0), 1/2 vs. Oakland (3-0), and 1/2 vs. Iowa (5-0) ? starts came vs. Quincy and Eastern Illinois ? posted six saves vs. Minnesota and three saves vs. Washington University.

Prep Highlights: First team all-district for four years ? voted team?s Defensive MVP as a freshman and MVP as a senior ? first-team all-region and first-team all-state in 1997 and 1998 ? named to the all-area first team by the Dallas Morning News ? voted the Goalkeeper of the Year in her district in ?97, ?98 ? played on team who won district, sectional and Region II titles en route to a third-place finish at the state tournament ? District Newcomer of the Year in 1996 ? coached by Darin Hedges in high school.

Personal: Member of National Honor Society in high school ? biggest sports thrill was saving nine of ten shots in state quarterfinal game ? majoring in sport management ? Born on March 9, 1980 ? daughter of Thomas and Vicki Heggen. ? instructor with a youth soccer camp in the summer. Favorite Campus Hangout: A coffee shop in the Union. Nickname: Hegg-o. Favorite Restaurant: El Paso Mexican restuarant. Book I?ve read recently: Beyond Recognition by Ridley Pearson. If I could do anything in my wildest dream, it would be...buy my parents a new house anywhere they wanted. Favorite class: Kinesiology 247. Something about Illinois that I didn?t know until I came to campus: The foreign language building is built to fall away from the center.

Heggen?s Career Statistics:

Year	GP/GS	MP	GA	GAA	SV	ShO	Record
1998	8/2	385	5	1.16	19	2.5	0-1-0
1999	15/12	1009	17	1.52	47	4.0	6-4-1
Total	23/14	1394	22	1.16	66	6.5	6-5-1