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Hegeman

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#20

Defender
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Frostburg, Md
High School: Mountain Ridge

Bio

As a Freshman (2016): Played in 14 games with 10 starts…made her career debut against Gardner-Webb (8/21)…played 25 minutes at William & Mary (8/25)…made her first career start and played 41 minutes at Navy (9/7)…played the full 90 minutes against George Mason (9/11)…started and played 84 minutes at Rutgers (9/16)…nabbed her third consecutive start and played 74 minutes in a win over Illinois (9/22)…played 57 minutes against Northwestern (9/25)…recorded 44 minutes at Michigan State (9/29)…played 45 minutes at Michigan (10/2)…appeared against Ohio State (10/6) and at Purdue (10/13)…started and played 90 minutes against Indiana (10/16)…played 78 minutes against Iowa (10/21)…appeared for 29 minutes at Minnesota (10/25).

Before Maryland: Played for Mountain Ridge High School…named the 2014 and 2015 Cumberland Times News Area Player of the Year…was an all-state selection in 2015…honored as a first-team all-area and All-AMAC selection in 2014 and 2015…named second-team all-area and All-AMAC in 2012 and 2013…helped the Lady Miners win four consecutive AMAC Championships…scored 17 goals and notched nine assists en route to a regional championship and 17-1-0 record in 2015…scored 21 goals and added nine assists in 2014…was team MVP her final two seasons…coached by Gene Lescallette…played for the Bethesda Soccer Club…coached by Michele Rodriguez-Smith and Hayley Siegel.

Personal: Daughter of Jay and Rita Hegeman…has two siblings; Quincy and Annabelle…Annabelle is a goalkeeper at Akron…Jay played soccer and Rita played field hockey at Frostburg State…member of the National Honor Society…a National History Day county winner in 2013…volunteered at her regional math and science center for three years...lists her non-sports hero as Jennifer Lawrence.

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