Joyce Kleinheinz
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Joyce Kleinheinz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Libertyville, Ill.

High School:
Libertyville

Height:
5-7

Position:
D/MF

Experience:
3L

2004: Played in all 20 games for the Redbirds ... scored three goals and recorded one assist for seven points ... goals came in games against Saint Louis (8/31), Ball State (10/28) and Drake (11/5) in the semi-final round of the Valley Tournament ... took 15 shots, seven of which were on goal ... named to the Valley All-Tournament Team ... Co-Defensive Redbird of the Year ... AFNI honor roll member.

2003: One of four Redbirds named to the All-Valley Second Team ... earned Vidette/Alamo II Athlete of the Week honors on Sept. 29 ... key defensive stopper, who also was able to move forward and score goals ... the first goal of her collegiate career proved to be the game-winner in double overtime at Northern Iowa (9/26), just one week after she received the first assist of her career in a tie with Iowa State (9/19) ... her second career goal at Drury (10/17) was also the game-winner ... she accumulated the second most minutes on the team (1,459) ... one of just two players (only underclassman) to start all 20 games.

2002: All-Valley Freshman Team selection ... started 12 of the 17 games in which she saw action.

At Libertyville: Played soccer, cross country and basketball ... four-year starter on varsity soccer and cross country teams ... her soccer team won the state championship her junior year ... member of the IHSA All-Tournament Team ... three-time all-conference and all-area pick ... as a senior led her team to conference and regional championships while being named captain of the Daily Herald All-Area Team and Pioneer Press Player of the Year ... earned all-sectional and IHSSCA All-State honors ... recorded 12 goals and 20 assists her senior year ... four-year honor roll member.

Personal: Born March 23, 1984 ... majoring in physical education with a minor in health education ... before every game she looks at her mom during the national anthem. Her mom gives her a thumbs up just to say good luck and that she is proud of me ... if she could switch places for a day with someone it would be her sister since she is such a caring person and is able to get along with anyone.