Outlook: A technical and tactical player who is creative with the ball and capable of going to the goal herself or serving a teammate in ... athletic, strong and fit ... dominates her zone in the air and ground defensively ... excellent transition player who will be relied upon to lead the team offensively.
2004: Experienced her best season in a Navy uniform and was rewarded by being named to the All-Patriot League Second Team ... a starter in 16 of the 20 contests in which she played, including Navy's season opener against nationally-ranked Connecticut ... scored four goals off the eight shots on goal she took during the year ... produced goals against league foes Lafayette and Holy Cross and nonconference opponents Bowling Green and The Citadel ... posted three assists, all in league competition ... posted seven points on two goals and three assists in conference action.
2003: A starter in 10 of the 19 games in which she played, produced seven points on two goals and three assists ... both goals were scored against Patriot League foes, including an unassisted goal against American in the Patriot League Tournament finals ... also scored the game's first goal in the Mids' 3-1 victory at Holy Cross on another unassisted score ... her three assists, ranked 16th in the Patriot League, were dispersed among three games ... missed the first four games of the season recovering from a foot injury.
2002: Played in 20 of the 21 contests, earning her first-collegiate start Oct. 20 at Delaware ... produced six points on a goal and four assists ... scored her lone goal of the season, the game winner, at home against Lafayette ... posted assists in three different contests, including a pair in the Robert Morris victory.
Personal: Three-year letterwinner at The Bishop's School in La Jolla, Calif. ... also earned a letter in softball and was a member of the JV tennis squad ... helped lead prep team to the Presidio League Championship from 1997-2002 ... soccer team won back-to-back CIF Championships (`99, `00) ... team was a Region 4 finalist in 1998 and won the CYSA State Cup ... named the team's best offensive player (1999-00) ... earned All-CIF Division 4 First Team honors in 1999 ... member of the AV Sports National Dream Team ... majoring in English ... named to the Commandant's List twice, including last spring ... full name is Sarah Jean Hessinger ... daughter of Paul and Donna Hessinger ... born Oct. 13, 1984.
2005 Second-Team All-Patriot League
Hessinger's Career Highs
Points: 3 vs. Lafayette (10/15/04)
Goals: 1, seven times; last vs. The Citadel (10/24/04)
Assists: 2 vs. Robert Morris (11/4/02)
Shots: 3, three times; last vs. Holy Cross (10/23/04)