Local Soccer Player Krista Heckman awarded All-American Status
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Former Central Mountain soccer player and senior forward for Grove City College, Krista Heckman, earned United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III All-America honors, becoming the first All-American in the 27-year history of Grove City women’s soccer. Heckman earned Third Team All-America honors at forward.
A First Team All-Great Lakes Region selection at forward, Heckman led Grove City with eight assists and six game-winning goals this season. The 2018 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Heckman ranked second on the team with 10 goals and 28 total points this season. She started all 22 matches this season for the Wolverines and scored a team-leading six game-winning goals.
Heckman started in each of the last three seasons and earned four total letters. She shares the Grove City career record with 90 appearances. Heckman concluded her career with 25 career goals and 15 career assists. She earned First Team All-PAC this season after earning Second Team All-PAC honors in 2017.
Grove City won its first conference title in 17 years and made its fourth all-time NCAA Championship Tournament appearance this fall. The Wolverines toppled defending national runner-up Chicago in the opening round before falling to undefeated Centre in the second round. Grove City’s 17 wins this year match the single-season program record, set in 2016 and tied in 2017. Grove City’s 17-4-1 overall record is the best in program history.
Heckman helped Grove City to a 63-23-5 record during her career.