Heyward in 2014 (Jr.): Stands 12th on Navy's career caused turnovers list with 16, producing 11 of those in 2014 ... part of a defensive unit that was ranked 20th in the country in scoring defense (9.36), 22nd in man-down defense (66.7) and 21st in caused turnovers per game (7.71) ... registered a pair of caused turnovers against Maryland to push him into a tie for 17th on Navy's single-season top 20 takeaways list with 11 on the year ... part of a defensive effort that held Johns Hopkins to its lowest scoring output of the season (6) and marked just the second time it was held to single digits (lost 13-9 to North Carolina) ... turned in a pair of takeaways against the Blue Jays ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held Loyola, the nation's fifth-ranked offense (13.70 GPG), to its fewest of the season ... one of just three teams this season to hold the Greyhounds to single digits ... caused a career-high tying 3 turnovers in Navy's road win at Boston U. ... picked up a career-best 3 ground balls against No. 1-ranked Loyola ... turned in a career-high 3 takeaways and grabbed a ground ball in the loss to No. 15 Lehigh ... part of a defensive effort that helped lead the Mids to an 11-3 win over Lafayette ... it was the fewest goals surrendered by Navy since its 8-2 win over sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins on April 21,2012 ... meanwhile, it was the fewest goals Lafayette has scored since dropping a 10-3 decision to Army on March 24, 2012 ... scored his first collegiate goal in Navy's 9-8 OT loss to Georgetown ... the 5 goals surrendered by the Mids in the opener were the fewest scored by VMI in the series since 2010 when Navy won 16-5 ... it was the fewest goals allowed by Navy since defeating Johns Hopkins 8-2 in the 2012 finale.
2013 (So.): Played in all 13 contests as a short stick defensive midfielder for Navy where he grabbed five ground balls and produced four caused turnovers ... part of a Navy defensive unit that finished the year ranked 32nd in the country, surrendering 10.23 goals per game ... also a member of the nation's second-ranked team in caused turnovers ... the Mids averaged 10.00 takeaways per game and had two individuals - Austin Miller (#7, 2.31) and Pat Kiernan (#12, 2.00) - ranked among the top 15 ... Navy's defense gave up one goal in the first half of its 20-7 win over VMI and three goals in the first three quarters in an 11-7 victory over Detroit ... grabbed a pair of ground balls against No. 15 Fairfield ... part of a Navy defensive unit that kept Georgetown scoreless for 28 minutes (14:53 in 1st - 1:38 in 2nd) while building a 4-1 lead ... caused a turnover in the Mids' Patriot League opener against Bucknell ... held Towson scoreless for the first 19:38 of the game before succumbing, 8-7 ... caused a pair of turnovers in Navy's Face-Off Classic matchup against Colgate.
2012 (Fr.): Saw action in each of the last six contests at short stick defensive midfield for the Mids ... Navy boasted the nation's 14th-best scoring defense, surrendering 8.92 goals per game ... part of a spectacular defensive effort in which Navy stymied No. 6 Johns Hopkins for the first 25-plus minutes (25:31) of the game and again for better than 31 minutes (31:45) between the second and fourth quarters to hold Hopkins to its fewest goals in a game since April 2, 1966, when Princeton dealt it a 7-1 loss ... additionally, the two goals marked the fewest in series history by the Blue Jays since May 9, 1925, when the Mids earned an 8-1 win in Annapolis ... picked up a ground ball in Navy's loss to No. 7 Lehigh ... came up with a big caused turnover and a ground ball at the end of the first half of Navy's 12-11 win over 12th-ranked Colgate ... part of a unit that held Colgate, the nation's No. 2 scoring offense, to under its scoring average ... 11 goals marked the fewest goals scored by Colgate since losing to Dartmouth, 9-6, on Feb. 25 ... the Mids also held the Raiders scoreless 18:15 between the first and second quarters, building a 5-1 lead, and for 12:15 in the fourth quarter ... made his Navy debut in the Mids' win over Holy Cross.
More on Heyward: A 2010 graduate of Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, N.C., Heyward attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2010-11 academic year ... a three-sport standout who lettered in lacrosse (4), football (1) and swimming (1) ... a two-time all-county lacrosse player who garnered Honorable Mention All-State (N.C.) honors his senior year ... served as team captain of the lacrosse team his junior and senior years ... named the team MVP as a senior ... member of the National Technical Honor Society ... his father, Sandy, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1984 ... his grandfather, Shannon Heyward, graduated from the Academy in 1957 and was a three-time All-American lacrosse player for the Midshipmen under the legendary Dinty Moore ... his great grandfather, Alexander Heyward, graduated from the Academy in 1930 ... son of Sandy and Doreen Heyward ... majoring in Oceanography ... upon graduation his service assignment is Navy Pilot.