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#19 Heather Kiefer
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Potomac Falls, Va.
High School: Potomac Falls
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2013 as a sophomore:

  • NFCA Second Team All-Region
  • Second Team All-CAA
  • VaSID First Team All-State
  • Two-time CAA Pitcher of the Week
  • Appeared in 27 games, starting 22 and threw 135 2/3 innings in the circle for JMU
  • Went 14-8 with a 1.65 ERA, tossing 14 complete games, four shutouts and one save
  • Struck out 65 against just 27 walks
  • Ranked 27th in the nation in ERA (1.65), 32nd in walks allowed (1.39/7 innings), 106th in hits allowed (5.88/7 innings) and 116th in shutouts (four).

 2012 as a freshman:

  • 2012 CAA Rookie of the Year (second player in school history to be named Rookie of the Year)
  • First Team All-CAA
  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • VaSID Second Team All- State
  • Three-time CAA Rookie of the Week (March 6, March 20, April 30)
  • CAA Pitcher of the Week on April 2
  • JMU Day Inn Invitational All- Tournament Team
  • Went 14-6 with a 1.96 ERA, 15 complete games, five shutouts and two saves in 30 appearances in the circle
  • Allowed 132 hits, 53 runs, 40 earned runs, 41 walks and struck out 95 while limiting opponents to a .242 batting average in 143 innings pitched
  • Went 9-2 with a 1.25 ERA, 10 complete games and four shutouts in 12 appearances in CAA play
  • Ranked 75th in the nation in ERA (1.96), 96th in saves (two) and 256th in strikeouts per seven innings (4.7)
  • Made her collegiate debut as the starting pitcher against Elon on Feb. 18
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award Recipient
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar- Athlete

 High School:

  • Three-time team captain
  • Three-time team MVP
  • Potomac Falls Coach's Award winner
  • Four-time All-Dulles District selection
  • Two-time Washington Post All- Met selection
  • ESPN Rise Player of the Week honoree as a junior after striking out 22 batters in one game and throwing a perfect game in another
  • Owns eight season and nine career records for Potomac Falls, including records for season/career ERA, season/career strikeouts, season/career shutouts, season/career assists, single game strikeouts, career wins as well as career doubles and RBIs. 
  • Played travel softball for Wagners Gold and qualified for two ASA 18U Gold National Championship tournaments

Personal:

  • Daughter of Robert ('85) and Kathy Kiefer
  • Plans to major in psychology at JMU with a pre-law focus
  • Principal's list student
  • Enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends, shopping and playing with her Min Pin, Lexie
  • Enjoys reading Jodi Picoult books
Career Stats
Yearavggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2012.... .000 32-23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 4 43 0 1.000
2013.... .000 27-22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 2 48 4 .926
TOTAL... .000 59-45 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 6 91 4 .960
 
Yeareraw-lappgscgshosviphrerbbso2b3bhrbfbavgwphbpbksfasha
2012.... 1.96 14-6 30 21 15 5/0 2 143.0 132 53 40 41 95 13 3 9 615 .242 7 12 2 3 14
2013.... 1.65 14-8 27 22 14 4/1 1 135.2 114 56 32 27 65 17 0 4 575 .216 4 11 1 2 7
TOTAL... 1.81 28-14 57 43 29 9/1 3 278.2 246 109 72 68 160 30 3 13 1190 .229 11 23 3 5 21

What do you love most about JMU?

The sunrises, the sunsets and the mountain views

What is your major/minor?

Psychology Major, Criminal Justice Minor

What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

Dukes

Most people don’t know that I … ?

Was a junior Redskin’s cheerleader for two years, we performed on the field during halftime

What will be your “walk out” song/songs for 2014?

1.       Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

2.       Barefoot Blue Jean Night – Jake Owen

What is your favorite …
Food:
Breakfast foods
Movie:
Frozen
TV Show:
Girl Code and Guy Code
Song:
Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves
Athlete:
Bryce Harper
Holiday:
4th of July

What is one personal goal you have for the 2014 season?

To have an undefeated conference

What is your favorite memory of JMU softball?

Getting an at-large bid to regionals

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of travelling – Margaret Lee

What is the one thing everyone at JMU should do before graduating?

Pet the Quad cat

What is your ideal vacation?

Swiss Alps

If not softball, what other sport would you want to play at JMU?

Swimming

If you could have dinner with any three people in the world, who would they be?

Sigmund Freud, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jason Aldean