4 Leigh Heffner
4 Leigh Heffner
Height: 5-8
Year: Junior
Hometown: Arvada, Colo.
High School: Faith Christian
Previous College: Tennessee Tech
Position: D
Major: Nursing

Brizard on Heffner: "A mainstay on the back line, Leigh will provide the leadership and experience that is needed for a team to succeed defensively. No matter how the game is going, I can always look to her to remain calm and focused."

In 2010 (Sophomore): As a sophomore, Leigh started 16 of 17 matches and played nearly 90 minutes in all of her appearances. Leigh’s hard work paid off as she was named to the All-OVC Second Team and received the team’s Defensive MVP award. She also received Defensive Player of the Week honors after playing 200 minutes in weekend matches against Southeast Missouri and Eastern Illinois, where she anchored the defense as the Golden Eagles won their first conference match of the season against SEMO. Against EIU, she helped Tech hold the Panthers to one goal in securing a 1-1 tie through 110 minutes of play.

In 2009 (Freshman): Leigh was a main stay on defense her freshman year, as she tallied 1764 minutes of playing time. She appeared in every Golden Eagles contest, and had five shots on the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Leigh comes to Tennessee Tech from Arvada, Colo., where she played high school soccer at Faith Christian High School. Through three seasons, she has been named Faith Defensive player of the year three times. A second-team all-state selection in 2008 Leigh was team captain, and led her team to a state championship in 2008.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Scott and Susie Heffner...born February 19, 1991...full name is Leigh Nicole Heffner...majoring in nursing.