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Nine phenomenal freshman performances

Nine phenomenal freshman performances

During the 2013-14 school year, two seniors claimed All-American accolades, a junior set an NCAA All-Divisions record and a sophomore was named OAC Player of the Year. 

But how about a little love for the Class of 2017?  These nine freshmen drew some attention with outstanding performances for the Student Princes. 

 

Greg Raimondo  |  Men's Soccer vs. Oberlin  |  9/8/2013

In a 4-2 triumph over non-conference rival Oberlin, Greg Raimondo netted a hat trick. 

In a wild game that featured seven cards, Raimondo scored in the 35th minute, 44th minute and in the 56th minute. 

The three goals were the only ones of the season for the Normandy High School graduate. 

 

Nick DeLisa  |  Football vs. Capital  |  10/12/2013

The Mentor native kicked off the Homecoming football game with a bang.  Or, more accurately, Nick DeLisa returned the opening kickoff with a bang. 

DeLisa started the 73-17 thrashing with a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  In full, DeLisa amassed 151 yards on three returns against the Crusaders. 

The 73-point effort by HU was the best since a season-opening 75-0 win in 1950 against Capital.

 

Sarah Parker  |  Volleyball against ONU  |  11/8/2013

Squaring off against the Polar Bears in the OAC Tournament semifinals, the Student Princes staved off two match points by ONU won a thrilling five-set match. 

With the fifth set tied at 17, Mohawk High School alum Sarah Parker's kill set up HU's third match point.  Parker and fellow freshman Janessa Scott combined on a match-winning block that sent the Tricolor to the OAC Tournament championship game. 

Parker finished the match with 25 kills and nine blocks. 

 

Carli Patrick  |  Women's Basketball at Oberlin  |  11/26/2013

Playing 20 minutes from her high school, Carli Patrick delighted a large group of family and friends by exploding for 28 points and nine rebounds in a 98-91 HU victory over the Yeowomen. 

Seven of Patrick's boards came on the offensive glass and 19 of her points came in the second half. 

Starting all but two games as a freshman, the Western Reserve High School alum averaged 9.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. 

 

Adam Hershberger  |  Baseball against Thiel  |  3/4/2014

On his way to an All-OAC Second Team accolades, third baseman Adam Hershberger had a four-hit performance in baseball's 10-4 win over Thiel in Ft. Myers, Florida. The win was the second of 14 in a row reeled off by the Student Princes.

Hershberger ripped a double and triple, scored a run and drove in two in the win over Thiel. 

For the season, the New Philadelphia product hit .313 and drove in 35 runs.  He played in 43 of Heidelberg's 44 games.

 

Kyleah Brey  |  Softball against Rochester  |  3/8/2014

In the top of the seventh inning, pinch-hitter Kyleah Brey rocked a three-run homer down the left field line.  The blast broke a 5-5 tie and propelled the softball team to its second win on the first day of the season. 

A Marysville native, Brey finished the season with six home runs, including two in one game in a loss to Bluffton. 

Thanks in large part to a talented group of freshmen and sophomores, the Heidelberg softball team won a program-best 25 games in 2014. 

 

Ben Moore  |  Men's Tennis at Muskingum  |  3/30/2014

St. Vincent - St. Mary graduate Ben Moore served up a shutout against the Muskies in March.  In doubles action, Moore and teammate Dan Driscoll won 8-0.  In singles action, Moore won in straight sets, 6-0 6-0. 

The men's tennis team won four of their five games on their spring trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  During the trip, Moore went 4-1 in both singles and doubles. 

 

 

Derek Hendrixson  |  Baseball vs. Muskingum  |  3/31/2014

In a doubleheader sweep of Muskingum, righthander Derek Hendrixson picked up a win and a save.  The Centerville native worked a total of 5.1 innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits. 

Hendrixson earned the save in the first game.  He threw 2.2 innings and struck out three in a 7-3 win.  In the nightcap, the freshman again threw 2.2 innings and struck out three in a come-from-behind 7-2 win. 

Hendrixson was a First Team All-OAC and D3baseball.com Mideast Region selection.

 

Erin Chapman  |  Softball at Marietta  |  4/12/2014

Facing a talented Marietta lineup, Erin Chapman stymied the Pioneers.  Heidelberg won the game 6-1, which kept the Tricolor in the hunt for the OAC tournament. 

Chapman threw a complete game four-hitter.  She fanned a pair and limited MC to one unearned run. 

The low strikeout total against Marietta was a bit of an anomaly for the native of Holt, Michigan.  She amassed 82 strikeouts, the third highest single-season total in Heidelberg history.