Women's Soccer


Heidi Holtzman
Heidi Holtzman
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Ridge, Va.

High School:
Gar-Field

Height:
5-2

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
06/25/1980

2001:
Put a shot on goal in the 3-1 loss to Ohio State ... At Wisconsin, fired her only shot on goal in a 2-1 victory ... Had a shot against Minnesota ... Placed a shot on goal in the Big Ten opener against Michigan ... Had a shot in a 3-1 loss to Marquette ... Fired one shot on goal at Kansas ... Recorded a goal in her lone shot in a 6-0 blanking at Iowa State.

Game           Sh   SOG   G   A
@ Iowa State    1    1    1   0
@ Kansas        1    1    0   0
Syracuse        0    0    0   0
Marquette       1    0    0   0
Michigan        1    1    0   0
Michigan State  1    0    0   0
@ Minnesota     1    0    0   0
@ Evansville    0    0    0   0
@ Wisconsin     1    1    0   0
Ohio State      1    1    0   0
@ Indiana       0    0    0   0
@ Purdue        0    0    0   0

2000:
Second team All-Big Ten honoree ... Earned Third Team All-Great Lakes Region honors from Soccer Buzz ... Academic All-American and All-Big Ten honoree ... Started all 22 games for the Illini ... Recorded two assists and fired eight shots on goal from her defensive position ... Team captain.

1999:
Earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors for second consecutive season ... Named Illinois defensive MVP ... One of only four Illini that played and started all 22 games ... Played in all 2,088 minutes of the season ... Recorded an assist vs. Eastern Illinois ... Academic All-Big Ten honors recipient ... Had 15 shots on goal.

1998:
Earned Second Team All-Big Ten accolades ... Named Illini1s defensive MVP ... Soccer Buzz named Holtzman to its third team Freshman All-America team while also tabbing her as the Great Lakes Region Freshman of the Year ... One of five players to start all 20 games ... Played every minute of every game or 1,853 minutes, 31 seconds ... Totaled six shots on goal ... Assisted on goals against Ohio State and Iowa ... Key figure in defense which limited teams to 9.2 shots per game ... Earned the nickname "Little General" of the defense ... One of three freshmen defenders in the lineup.

HIGH SCHOOL...
Started on Under-16 Region team that won gold medal at National Inter-Regional event in 1996 ... Co-captain of Under-17 Olympic Development state team ... Member of U-17 Regional Team ... Named all-Metro (Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C.) by the Washington Post ... Member of Eastern Region I International team in China and Europe ... Starting halfback for Vista United Club team, which won the U-19 Virginia State Cup ... Club coach was Bob Childs.

PERSONAL...
Born in Augsburg, Germany ... Daughter of Lynn and Ellen Holtzman ... Majoring in Economics ... Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma, National Dean's List and Illinois Dean's List ... Won Principal1s Award for Academic Excellence in high school ... Four-time member of Principal's Straight A Honor Roll ... Father, Lynn, is an Illinois alum ... Favorite TV Show: ER; Nickname: Little General; Biggest sports thrill: the first time I put on my U of I uniform and played my first collegiate game; Favorite Quote: "100% every day"; Favorite Restaurant: TGI Friday's; Favorite Movie I've seen recently: Thomas Crown Affair; If I could do anything in my wildest dream, it would be...go skydiving; What I'm passionate about outside of soccer: academic success; Favorite class/instructor: Math 120/Jay Ko.

Holtzman?s Career Statistics:

Year	GP/GS	SOG	G	A	Pts.	GWG	GWA
1998	20/20	 6	0	2	 2	 0	 0
1999	22/22	 15	0	1	 1	 0	 0
Total	42/42	 21	0	3	 3	 0	 0
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