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Heather Handwork
Heather  Handwork

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Plainfield, Ill.

High School:
Plainfield North

Height:
5-8

Position:
MF/F

Birthdate:
07/12/1996

Career Highlights

  • BIG EAST All-Academic (2015-16, 2016-17)

2017 (RS Jr.): Saw 14 of action in the home opener against No. 2 Stanford (8/18) ... Made first start since 2014 at Rhode Island (9/10) and played 42 minutes at forward.

2016: 
Redshirted her true junior campaign.

2015 (So.): Saw action in 14 matches as a sophomore and tallied five shots, including a pair at Georgetown (10/18) while playing a season-high 37 minutes.

2014 (Fr.):
Made three starts and saw action in 14 matches as a true freshman, recording one goal and one assist ... Appeared in her first collegiate match vs. Loyola-Chicago (8/22) ... Scored her first goal as a collegiate against Milwaukee (9/11) ... Notched her first collegiate assist in MU's 3-2 double-overtime loss to DePaul (10/19). 

Prior to Marquette: Heather was a four-year letter winner at Plainfield North High School...Earned All-Conference all four years and all-sectional for three years...Named to the all-state team in her senior year, along with Female Athlete of the Year...Named Plainfield North High School Girls Soccer MVP...High School squad was regional champions all four years and a Pepsi Showdown Finalist..Named to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area and All-Regional team...Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee...Played for Team Chicago Academy Botafogo and Team Chicago Academy Santos for club soccer where she helped the squads to national championships and regional championships.

Personal: Born July 12, 1996 in Seattle, Washington ... Daughter of Russ and Dawn Handwork ... Has three sisters, Ashley, Alexa and Nicole ... Older sister, Ashley, was a forward for the Golden Eagles and graduated in 2017 ... Majors in advertising with a minor in digital media.

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MEET THE 'FAMILY'- August 2015
               
Favorite professional sports team?
Chicago Red Stars

Favorite sport other than soccer?
Water skiing   

Favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
Shopping, or running along the lakefront

Is there anything that others are surprised to learn about you?
I can sing 'I Will Always Love You' almost as well as Whitney Houston.

Favorite vacation destination?
Any beach anywhere!

What type of music do you prefer to listen to? Any favorite artists?
Mostly country music! Or hip-hop. I enjoy Sam Hunt, Billy Currington, and the band Old Dominion.

Favorite class taken at MU?
Sociology

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