Written by Lauren Roth
The last four years at Roanoke College have been memorable for Lauren Heffron, and it’s bittersweet for her time as a Maroon to come to an end. Heffron came to Roanoke in the fall of 2017 and has truly made a name for herself as a member of Roanoke’s field hockey team.
In her freshman season, Heffron started off strong with 10 goals over the season, with one of her most memorable goals coming against Bridgewater during their conference opener. Heffron finished her freshman season with 22 points and third-team all ODAC. Over the course of the next three seasons, Heffron would rack up a career-high 24 points during her third season, and two back-to-back appearances on the All-ODAC first team during her third and fourth seasons. Heffron will be finishing her field hockey career with the Maroons with 29 goals, 11 assists, 69 points, and a number of conference honors.
To achieve these outstanding accomplishments, Heffron has a lot of unique rituals and superstitions she performs before each game. “Personally, I wear the same sports bra, hair tie, scrunchie, hocsocx, etc. before every game.” Her most important superstition, however, is that for every game she has to play with a piece of gum, she has never missed a game in all four years of her playing. Heffron also participates in the team game of psych that they play before every single game.
Heffron’s career at Roanoke has been filled with stories and memories to last a lifetime. “Senior night was a special moment, and winning on our home turf is always a special moment. Also, the bus rides together, especially as a freshman when you have to buddy up.” Heffron is also a phenomenal student as well as a player. She has received awards for her academic work as a Business Administration and Mathematics double-major. She was able to join the STAT crew which is also among some of her favorite experiences at Roanoke. Roanoke has given Heffron opportunities to grow in ways she never knew she needed to, and we wish her the best upon her graduation this spring.