2010 Started on the Husky backline in all 22 contests ... Fifth on the squad with five goals, fourth with five assists and sixth with 15 points ... Anchored a UConn backline that finished third nationally in goals against average ... Honored as a Second Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Also earned a spot on the NFHCA All-Mideast Region Team ... Selected as a First Team All-BIG EAST honoree in a vote by the league coaches ... Connecticut was 8-0 on the season when Heistand recorded at least one point ... Second on the team with three game-winning goals. Netted the game-winning penalty stroke in Connecticut's NCAA First Round victory over American University on November 13.
Appeared in all 22 games, starting each contest...recorded her first collegiate goal against Fairfield (8/30) and her second in the regular season finale vs. Villanova (10/31)...set a career-high with four points.
2008 Started all 21 games as a true freshman...will enter sophomore season as a key back/midfield option for the Huskies...competed for the 2008 U.S. Junior World Cup Team this summer.
High School Was a four-year letterwinner at Hamburg (Pa.) High School...helped lead the Hawks to the state semifinals as a junior and was selected as the 2007 Berks County Player of the Year...a three-time Pennsylvania All-State First Team member and earned three consecutive mentions to the All-Berks County Team...also lettered in swimming and track and field.
Personal Rayell Erin Heistand...parents are Diane and Cliff Heistand...biology major...born May 16, 1990 in Reading, Pa.