On Heilenbach: Returns to action this season after taking a medical redshirt as a sophomore last year ... A versatile athlete who can play both the infield and the outfield defensively ... Will compete to earn a role on the team and should continue to grow with additional collegiate experience ... Played in nine games as a freshman two seasons ago.
2016: Played in nine games during the season, including making three starts as the designated hitter ... Went 1-for-11 (.091) at the plate with two runs scored, two walks and a hit by pitch ... Had a .286 on-base percentage ... Struck out seven times ... Started against Saint Peter's and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored ... Also made starts against Illinois and Saint Joseph's ... Played two games in the field defensively, one in the outfield and one at third base ... Had two putouts and one assist in three chances; BIG EAST: Pinch hit against Seton Hall and was 0-for-1 in his only appearance in a conference game.
Club Baseball: Played for the Downers Grove Longshots for three years, and was a teammate of fellow Villanova sophomore Cole Channell ... His team made it to the championship game of the Connie Mack Invitational ... Named to the 2014 WWBA 17U National Championship All-Tournament Team.
Lyons Township High School: Played baseball as a third baseman and a pitcher ... Named to the 2013 IHSA Summer All-Tournament Team ... Member of the National Honor Society, the National Math Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society.
Personal: Born 11/5/96 in Hinsdale, Ill. ... One of three children of Thomas and Linda Heilenbach ... Has an older brother, Jimmy (24) and a twin sister, Erica (21) ... Enjoys listening to music and playing basketball in his spare time ... Chose to attend Villanova for the excellent reputation of the Villanova School of Business and also the chance to play for a top-notch college baseball program ... Double major in Finance and Business Administration.