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Jen Heup made 192 saves in 2006.
Jen Heup made 192 saves in 2006.

May 25, 2006

ATHENS, Ohio - Sophomore Jen Heup (Davidsonville, Md.) has been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-West/Midwest Second Team. It is the first time in her young career that the Bobcat goalkeeper has earned all-region honors.

Heup, the American Lacrosse Conference Goalie of the Year, started all 16 games for the Bobcats and registered 192 saves, just one shy of the Ohio single-season record. The first-team All-ALC performer posted a .511 save percentage which ranked 13th in the nation. Heup also led the Bobcats with 55 ground balls, the third-most in the modern era of Ohio lacrosse. Her 3.44 ground balls per game led the ALC and tied for 17th in the nation at the end of the regular season.

Heup had at least 10 saves in 12 of the Bobcats' 16 games and registered at least 15 stops on five occasions. She established a career-high with 18 saves at Virginia Tech.

Heup is the second Bobcat in as many seasons to earn IWLCA all-region honors. She is the first Ohio goalkeeper to be named to an all-region squad.