Ac­co­lades con­tinue for Heinze

Maryland Independent - - Sports B -

Mount St. Mary’s Univer­sity ju­nior Rachel Heinze, a St. Mary’s Ryken High School grad­u­ate from Charlotte Hall, has been named first team All-North­east Con­fer­ence and the con­fer­ence’s Most Im­proved Player.

Heinze had a record-break­ing sea­son for the Moun­taineers, lead­ing the team with a .347 bat­ting av­er­age, 44 runs scored, 12 dou­bles, 19 home runs, 40 RBI and 12 stolen bases.

Heinze’s 19 home runs smashed both the Mount’s and the NEC’s sin­gle-sea­son record for homers. The pre­vi­ous NEC mark was 16 set by Wag­ner’s Andrea Laz­zari (2009), while the Mount record of 11 was set by Liz Chris­tiansen in 2010. Heinze is cur­rently sixth in the na­tion in both home runs (19) and home runs per game (0.38).

Af­ter hit­ting .278 with six home runs and 19 RBIs as a sopho­more, Heinze im­proved those num­bers to .347 with 19 home runs and 40 RBIs this year to earn the NEC Most Im­proved Player Award. Heinze split time between catcher and out­field this sea­son, and was named first team Al­lNEC at the util­ity po­si­tion. She is the first Mount player to earn first team All-NEC hon­ors since Chris­tiansen in 2012.

The Mount fin­ished the 2016 sea­son 15-35 over­all and in sixth place in the NEC with a 6-10 league record.

Mount St. Mary’s Univer­sity

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