3 Sara Heldman
3 Sara Heldman
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Greenwood, Ind.
High School: Center Grove
Position: S/L

 Heldman's 2010 Stats

2009 ~ Heldman took the league by storm as a junior moving to libero and earning her way to the America East Co-Defensive Specialist of the Year honors... A second team America East All-Conference selection, Heldman, who shared the league’s top defensive honor with Albany’s Laurie Gonzalez, had a league-best 446 digs during the regular season and finished with a league-best 5.30 digs per set in America East play. Heldman’s 4.79 dps overall was second to only Gonzalez... In the final weekend of the regular season, Heldman recorded a program-record 38 digs in a win over Stony Brook... Heldman became the fourth Wildcat to earn the league’s top defensive honor and the first since Alyse Lahti did so in 2007... Heldman was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

2008 ~ Heldman split time as the starting setter as a sophomore… She played a key role in the Wildcat lineup appearing in 20 matches and 55 games, including 11 match starts… She ranked second among all Wildcats with a career-high 342 assists, for an average of 6.22 per game…In addition, she also added 115 digs, 18 kills and 12 blocks… She reached double-digit digs in four matches, including a 3-1 win over Seton Hall on Sept. 13 and a 3-0 win over Dartmouth College on Sept. 16… In that same win over the Big Green, she posted a season-high 32 assists… Heldman was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

2007 ~
Heldman competed and split time as the setter in 2007... She  saw the most time of any freshman as she appeared in 24 matches and 98 games with 147 assists... In addition, Heldman had 11 kills, 20 aces and a block... She had a career-high 19 digs on Oct. 8 against Maine and set a career high with 46 assists on Nov. 11 against Albany... In addition to her role as setter, Heldman was also a defensive specialist and was one of four Wildcats to have 200+ digs during the 2007 season.

Before UNH ~
Heldman played for Center Grove High School under coach Deb McClurg...She has posted 1,073 assists and 226 digs in her career with the Trojans in 108 games...Heldman was an All-County honoree in 2005, a All-Indy South team and a All-MIC Conference player in 2006...She also played club volleyball for Team Indiana and Circle City...Heldman’s club team was ranked in the Top 10 nationally last year.

Personal ~ Born May 19, 1989 in Beech Grove, Indiana…Daughter of Greg and Beth Heldman…Is majoring in exercise science.


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