2010 [Junior]: Appeared in all 19 matches, starting 18 … finished with two goals and two assists on the season … posted 11 shots, including six on goal … scored a goal in her first match of the season against Brewton-Parker on Aug. 27 … added a goal against Belhaven on Oct. 19 … recorded multiple shots in three matches, including a season-high four against Brewton-Parker … had two shots on goal against the Lady Barons and against Shorter on Aug. 28 … appeared in 1,515 minutes on the season, including a season-high 110 against Lee on Nov. 11 … averaged 79.7 minutes per match and played 90 or more minutes in eight contests.
2009 [Sophomore]: Saw action in 14 contests, while starting four for the Senators ... recorded lone goal of the season in the NAIA National Tournament against California Baptist on Nov. 30 … posted five shots, including four on goal … tallied a season-high three shots, including two on goal, against California Baptist ... appeared in 786 minutes, including a season-best 110 minutes against Lee on Nov. 14 … averaged 56.1 minutes per match.
2008 [Redshirt]: Suffered a season-ending injury in the first match of the season.
2007 [Freshman]: Was one of just two players to start all 20 matches … finished season with 10 shots, including six on goal … recorded a pair of shots in two matches, first against Berry on Sept. 27, and again against LSU-Shreveport on Oct. 30 … posted both shots on goal against LSUS.
Prep: Attended Monroe Academy in Forsyth, Ga., where she was a four-year letterwinner in soccer and track and field … scored 48 goals with 56 assists during her career … tallied 12 goals and 20 assists during her senior campaign … was named First-Team All-Middle Georgia as a junior … was a three-time All-State honoree, receiving the honor in 2005, 2006 and 2007 … was also a track standout, earning All-Region honors in 2005 in the 400-meter run … was a state qualifier in both the 400-and 800-meter run as junior … participated in club soccer for eight years, playing for Macon United and Concorde Fire Black.
Personal: Full name is Heather Leigh Welch … born February 28, 1989 … is the daughter of Mickey and Kathy Welch … has a younger brother, Spencer … is majoring in business marketing … father played baseball for two seasons at Troy University … uncle, Phil Welch, was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Mercer University … aunt, Rhonda DeZoort, was a cheerleader at the University of Georgia for four years.