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Heather Field
Heather Field

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lincoln, Calif.

High School:
Lincoln

Height:
5-11

Position:
Shortstop

B/T:
R/R



All-America Candidate
Captain
All-Southeast Region

Selected in the fourth round of the 2004 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft by the Sacramento Sunbirds ... will start at shortstop for the Cavaliers for the fourth consecutive season ... excellent defensive player with great range and a strong arm ... will also be a major contributor offensively ... leadoff batter with excellent power ... a 2004 team captain ... earned All-Southeast Region Second Team honors in 2002 ... stands second on Virginia's career walks list with 89 and is third in RBI (104) and stolen bases (46) ... also fourth in hits (197), batting average (.347), home runs (14), runs (118), total bases (296), and assists (373) ... tied for fifth with 39 career doubles ... ranks fourth all-time among all ACC players with 89 career walks ... has started 198 of a possible 199 career games ... is tied for 10th at UVa in games played.

2003: Only player to start all 63 games ... named to the 2003 All-ACC Tournament Team as well as the Tar Heel Invitational All-Tournament Team (3/29) ... led team with a career-best 35 walks and equaled a career-high with 18 stolen bases ... tied for team high honors in hits (64) and doubles (16) ... second in runs (44), home runs (6), total bases (104) and third in batting average (.339) and RBI (32) ... possessed a .550 slugging percentage and a team-best .450 on-base percentage ... led team defensively with 122 assists and had a .931 fielding percentage ... led UVa with 18 multiple-hit games and tied for third with seven multiple-RBI contests ... 35 walks rank fourth on UVa's single season list, while her 16 doubles ties for fourth, 44 runs are fifth best, 104 total bases are sixth, and 64 hits ties for seventh ... hit .396 (19-48) with two outs and recorded 14 two-out RBI ... opened the season with an eight-game hitting streak and went 14-28 with nine runs and eight RBI during the span ... scored four runs and had three RBI and two hits, including a homer, against Campbell (2/14) ... was 3-4 with three runs and a RBI vs. Robert Morris (3/21) ... drove in three runs and had two hits and scored twice in second game of a doubleheader vs. James Madison (4/23).

2002:Earned second-team All-Southeast Region honors ... started all 67 games at shortstop ... one of only two players to start all 67 games ... second on the team with a career-best .374 batting average (71-190) ... also second in hits (71), runs (39), doubles (15), walks (33) and total bases (99) ... led UVa with 12 sacrifice hits and 18 stolen bases ... topped team with 114 assists ... had 15 two-out RBI ... second on the team with 19 multiple-hit games and third with eight multiple-RBI contests ... had a team-best 13-game hitting streak that was snapped in final game of the season ... registered three three-hit games ... drove in four runs and was 2-2 in season-opener vs. Ohio University (2/15) ... was 3-4 with three RBI and two runs scored vs. Appalachian State (3/1) ... recorded a season-high seven assists against North Carolina (5/11).

2001: Started 68 games at shortstop missed only one game - the second game of a doubleheader against Liberty ... hit .330 (62-188) with 40 RBI and 17 extra base hits ... tied the school record for home runs hit by a freshman (5) ... walked 21 times and posted a .495 slugging percentage ... led team with 13 multiple-RBI games, including a pair of four RBI performances ... had 10 multiple-hit games with five three-hit contests ... had a 10-game hitting streak ... hit .500 (13-26) with runners on third and less than two outs ... second on the team with 15 sacrifice hits and 137 assists ... named to the All-Tournament teams at the Winthrop Invitational and Lady Vol Spring Invitational.

High School: Four-time All-League selection in softball and Golden Empire League Most Valuable Player ... All-State in 1999 ... recipient of Wendy's High School Heisman Award for California in 2000 ... named Division IV Athlete of the Year and GEL Female Athlete of the Year in 2000 ... four-year letterwinner in softball and basketball ... three-time All-League performer in basketball ... 2000 All-State pick ... recipient of Pepsi Scholar Athlete Award.

Personal: Born 10/26/82 in Lincoln, Calif. ... daughter of Chris and Jon Field ... sister (Erin) was a pitcher at Texas A&M, and brother (Jon) played basketball at the College of Redwoods ... a member of the Virginia women's basketball program's scout team during the 2001-2002 season ... career interest marketing and promotions ... a member of the 2003-04 Student Athlete Advisory Committee ... helps lead a program where UVa student-athletes visit children at the Children's Medical Center at the University of Virginia Hospital ... majoring in economics and minoring in anthropolgy.

Field's Career Statistics

Year G AVG AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SO SB PO AST E
2001 68 .330 188 62 8 4 5 35 40 21 33 10 99 137 14
2002 67 .374 190 71 15 2 3 39 32 33 31 18 126 114 17
2003 63 .339 189 64 16 3 6 44 32 35 24 18 120 122 18
Career 198 .347 567 197 39 9 14 118 104 89 88 46 345 373 49