Oct. 23, 2006
IOWA CITY –
Heather Schnepf, a senior back from Medford Lakes, NJ, was selected by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association to participate in the Division I Senior All-Star game. The game takes place on Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) in Winston-Salem, NC, at Wake Forest University.
There are 38 student-athletes from across the country that have been selected to play in this prestigious game. Schnepf is one of ten players from the Big Ten Conference to be chosen.
“The whole team is obviously proud of Heather, we know she will do a great job of representing our team at the Senior All-Star game,” Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum said. “She truly deserves this. In my perspective, Heather has proven to be the best defender in the country during the past two years. She’s not only a great defender but has done very well at developing her offensive skills.”
Schnepf has enjoyed a phenomenal career and did not waste anytime getting started. She has led the team in defensive save during her first three seasons and currently leads the team this season. As a freshman, Schnepf played in all 17 games while starting 15 of them. She not only led the team in defensive saves, but scored four goals. Schnepf was selected to be an alternate to the U.S. Under-21 team.
As a sophomore, Schnepf continued to excel, scoring two goals and four assists for the season. She was named second team all-Big Ten, all-Big Ten Tournament team and NFHCA West Regional all-American.
During Schnepf’s junior season, she was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, first team all-Big Ten, NFHCA West Regional all-America, first team selection by WomensFieldHockey.com, Dartfish/NFHCA second-team all-America as well as being named team MVP. In 2005, Schnepf was named to the United States Under-21 team and competed in the Junior World Cup held in Santiago, Chile.
As a senior, Schnepf has tied a career high in goals with four and has added a career high six assists. She continues to play outstanding defense with many crucial defensive stops.