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By Kaylee M. King

DONALDSON, IN – Amanda Heckaman, daughter of Amy and Derick Heckaman, recently signed her National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Letter of Intent to play soccer at Ancilla College.

Heckaman, the 5’2” forward, lettered three years at Northwood High School and received First Team All NLC honors, All NLC Honorable Mention, was a three time scholar athlete, and a two time Most Valuable Player recipient. She also played two times in the Indiana North vs. South All-Star game, and was the 2015 Most Valuable Player of the Indiana North vs. South All-Star game where she scored three goals for the game. In her senior year, Heckaman scored 10 goals. Overall, she recorded 18 career goals along with 11 assists.

Ancilla head coach Justin Crew commented on Heckaman’s signing, “I am extremely excited to have Amanda join our women’s soccer family. She is a very good player that brings an attacking presence we did not have this past season. We just got better today. I am confident Amanda will make an immediate impact to our program.”

“Ancilla was close to home,” remarked Heckaman on why she chose Ancilla. “It’s small and everything about the atmosphere and the soccer team just felt right to me.”

While at Ancilla College, Heckaman plans to major in Health Science.


Ancilla College (, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 22 associate degrees, eight one-year certificates and 19 athletic programs. Since 1937, the college has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.




Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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