|Kristen Heyde 33
Tri-Captain this season...The starter in goal since her arrival freshman year...Great instincts and solid fundamentals make her one of the top stoppers in the league...Is on pace to break the school career save record this season... An outstanding athlete, with a fearless attitude and tireless work ethic...Played all 1131 minutes in the cage last season, recording 129 saves and a 2.54 goals against average...Finished season with a 75.9% save percentage and a 2-3 league record in leading the Saints to their initial NEC Tournament appearance...Started all 17 games and played 1212 of 1220 minutes as a sophomore registering 107 saves...Played all but eight minutes as a freshman and finished eighth in the nation in total saves (139)... An All-League, All-Section and All-State field hockey selection at Somers...Heyde was a two-year participant in the Empire States Games where she earned a gold and silver medal...Helped Somers to a 2000 League Championship while compiling seven career shutouts, 152 saves and a save percentage of .849%...Chose Siena for the people she met and attractive campus...A psychology major at Siena...Daughter of Bob and Debbie Heyde...Born July 11, 1983.
What do you like most about being a student athlete at Siena?
The thing I love most about being a student athlete at Siena is how it helps me manage my time. Playing field hockey has taught me time management skills that have allowed me to excel in the classroom. As a student athlete there is also a great support system the athletic department offers. The support system at Siena has assisted me every step of the way and has helped me realize my athletic and academic goals.
What will you miss most about field hockey when you graduate?
The aspect of field hockey I am going to miss most when I graduate is the feeling of being a part of a team. Ever since I can remember I have been a part of some kind of team, it has become a part of my life. I am definitely going to miss the feelings of camaraderie and togetherness as well as the feeling of accomplishment when 21 people achieve a common goal. Most of all I am going to miss the friendships and the amazing girls who I have gotten to know by playing Siena College field hockey.