Born May 2, 1980, in Seattle, Wash. ... Parents are Roger and Emily ... Her sister Diana played soccer at Washington in 1992 and scored a goal at Oregon State ... Club teammate Meotis Erikson plays soccer at Notre Dame ... Graduated from high school with a 3.1 grade point average ... Majoring in sociology.
Skillful midfielder hoping to sustain playing time this season after two injury-plagued seasons. 1999 (Red-shirt) - Utilized her red-shirt season...Sidelined the entire season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during preseason practice...Underwent surgery to correct the knee injury.
1998 (Freshman) - Participated in three of the season's opening four games ... Started twice, against UNC Greensboro and Saint Mary's ... Missed the final 16 games of the season with a back injury that required surgery ... All three of her shot attempts came in her first start, a season opening 2-1 loss to UNC Greensboro.
Decatur High School
Earned four letters as a center midfielder ... Named all-league her sophomore and junior season as well as receiving honorable mention as a freshman and senior ... A three-year captain, she led her team to a second place finish in the state tournament as a junior ... Led the team in scoring and was named a Seattle Times Star of the Week her junior year ... Hails from the same Decatur High School as current Washington assistant coach Amy Griffin (Allmann).
Coach Gallimore on Heskin
"We keep telling everyone that Liana is a good player, but no one has been able to see since that she's been injured for two years. We're going to work Liana in slowly coming off her knee surgery and not push her right at the beginning of the season if she's not 100-percent ready. We just want her at some point during the season to be confident and comfortable that she's back to where she should be physically. There is not a smarter soccer player on our team. Liana Heskin has a great soccer mind, she has great vision and she loves to play the game. She's worked really hard to come back from two devastating injuries and she is due for a breakout year."
|Year||G / GS||Shots||Goals||Assists||Points||GWG||GWA|
|1998||3 / 2||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|1999||Injured and did not play|
|Totals||3 / 2||3||0||0||0||0||0|