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 teams 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 Ive 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 didnt know until I came to campus: The foreign language building is built to fall away from the center.
Heggens 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