Rayell Heistand
Rayell Heistand


Hamburg, Pa

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Four Huskies Selected to United States National Team

Bolles, Davidson, Gonzalez and Heistand Earn Honor


Marie Elena Bolles Selected to USA Field Hockey Junior World Cup Team

Junior World Cup Set for July 27-August 4 in Germany


Two Former UConn Field Hockey Standouts Selected to US National Team

Rayell Heistand and Melissa Gonzalez Earn Spot on National Team


UConn Club To Honor 15 As Outstanding Senior Athletes

All 15 have won regoinal or national awards or competitions


Six Huskies Earn National Academic Honor

Huskies Finished 19-3 and Advanced to NCAA Tournament Semifinal


BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal

UConn 3, Louisville 2


Connecticut 2, Drexel 0

Photos by Steve Slade


Field Hockey vs Louisville

9/26 Sherman Complex UConn 3, Lousiville 2 (2 OT)

Career Highlights

  • 2010 All-BIG EAST First Team
  • 2010 All-America Second Team
  • 2010 All-Mideast Region
  • 2009 All-BIG EAST First Team
  • 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.

    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.

    Rayell Erin Heistand...parents are Diane and Cliff Heistand...biology major...born May 16, 1990 in Reading, Pa.

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