UAlbany Field Hockey BIO
Paula Heuser
Player Profile:
Paula Heuser 1350337
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Monchengladbach, Germany
Club: Gladbacher FHC

2016: Graduated as the NCAA active leader in points and goals... Finalist for the 2016 Honda Award for field hockey... NFHCA Northeast Player of the Year and First Team All-American for third straight season... CoSIDA Academic At-Large All-American Second Team for second straight season... America East Midfielder of the Year, East Division All-Conference and All-Academic Team... Finished in the top-20 in goals, assists and points per game in DI, tallying 17 goals and 13 assists for 47 points... Had at least one point in 13 games played... NFHCA National Academic Squad... Five-point performance in home victory vs. Bryant (8/28)... At least one goal and three points in five consecutive games, including two goals each against Maine (10/2), Vermont (10/7) and Lafayette (10/9)... A goal and two assists in senior day win over UMass Lowell (10/30).

2015: Current NCAA active career leader in points and goals across all three divisions...Notched second NFHCA All-American First Team nod...NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the year for second-straight season...NFHCA All-Region First Team pick for third consecutive season...America East Midfielder of the Year...America East All-Conference First Team...America East All-Tournament Team...America East Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year for second straight time...America East All-Academic...NFHCA National Academic Squad...America East Player of the Week (8/31, 9/14, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2)...Finished the season with 34 goals and 12 assists for 80 total points to break her own UAlbany all-time single-season record in points and goals...UAlbany program all-time leader in points (194) and goals (80)...Wrapped up 2015 ranked third nationally in points per game (3.59) and goals per game (1.55)...Scored in 10 consecutive games to conclude 2015, including a five-goal performance against UMass Lowell (11/1)...Appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd," and has a Sports Illustrated for Kids trading card.

2014: CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection...Winner of the prestigious Honda Sport Award for Field Hockey...Selected as NFHCA National Player of the Year...Named an NFHCA First Team All-American, the first in UAlbany's program history...Concluded the season as the all-time UAlbany single-season record  holder in goals (29) and points (69)...National statistical champion in points per game (3.0)...Ranks third all-time and second in UAlbany Division I program history in career points with114 after just her sophomore season...Ranks third all-time and second in UAlbany Division I program history in career goals with 46 after just her sophomore season...Ranked in the top five nationally throughout the season in points per game and goals per game...Spent six weeks as the nation's leader in points per game...An NCAA All-Tournament Team selection after tallying an assist on the game-winning goal in the First Round against Wake Forest...Selected as NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the Year...Named to the NFHCA All-Region First Team for the second straight season...America East Tournament Most Outstanding Performer after posting an all-time record nine points in two games (4g, 1a), also selected to All-Tournament Team...Unanimous pick for America East Midfielder of the Year, her second time winning the honor and first all-time in league history to win it in back-to-back seasons...A unanimous selection to the America East All-Conference First Team for the second consecutive season...America East Field Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year...An ECAC First Team All-Star...NFHCA National Academic Squad selection...Selected to the America East All-Academic Team...Named ECAC Co-Player of the Week (10/6)...Named America East Player of the Week (9/15)...Named America East Co-Player of the Week (9/2, 10/6, 10/13, 10/27).

2013: An NFHCA All-Academic Squad selection...Named to the 2013 America East Fall Honor Roll and Commissioner's Honor Roll...The first Great Dane to garner All-America status as a freshman, being named to the second team. Also selected to the All-Northeast Region First Team...Honored as the 2013 ECAC Rookie of the Year and earned All-ECAC Second Team recognition...Named the America East Rookie and Midfielder of the Year, becoming the first player in league history to earn both honors in the same year...Six-time America East Rookie of the Week...A unanimous America East All-Conference First Team and Rookie selection...Led the league in points (45), goals (17) and assists (11) as a freshman...The program's Division I single-season leader in goals (17) and points (45)...Became the all-time rookie leader in scoring after scoring two goals in the final regular season game at UMass Lowell on Nov. 2...Scored her first America East goal at Maine on Oct. 5, the gamewinner against the Black Bears...Averaged a Divsion I program-high 2.14 points per game, the only player in Division I history to average at least two points per game...Scored a goal in 12 of 21 games, including a career-high three goals against Vermont on Oct. 12

Before UAlbany: A native of Monchengladbach, Germany...Played midfield for the Gladbacher Field Hockey Club...member of the 2009 German indoor championship team...A U-16 and U-18 German national team member from 2009-12...Named her high school's 2009 Athlete of the Year.

Personal: A business administration major with psychology minor.

Heuser's Career Statistics: 

Season GP GS G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-Att Dsv
2013 21 21 17 11 45 79 .215 57 .722 2 0-0 0
2014 23 23 29 11 69 137 .212 95 .693 4 2-2 0
2015 22 22 34 12 80 136 .250 87 .640 9 5-7 0
2016 20 20 17 13 47 104 .163 67 .644 4 0-0 1
TOTAL 86 86 97 47 241 456 .213 306 .671 19 7-9 1


Points: 7, HOFSTRA -- Aug 29, 2014 ; VERMONT -- Oct 12, 2013 ; at Yale Bulldogs -- Oct 26, 2014
Goals: 3, HOFSTRA -- Aug 29, 2014 ; VERMONT -- Oct 12, 2013 ; at Yale Bulldogs -- Oct 26, 2014
Assists: 2, 5x
Shots: 15, Siena -- Oct 01, 2014 ; at Dartmouth -- Oct 11, 2014

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