Spartans News · Emma Heimerl -Athena Award winner

Emma Heimerl has been selected by the Simley Head Coaches as the 2019-2020 Simley Athena-Female Athlete of the Year. Emma is a three sport athlete Volleyball, Hockey and Softball. Here are some credentials for Emma.


  1. Heart for the Game (our highest award given only to Seniors)
  2. Captain her senior year
  3. Most Valuable Player her senior year
  4. All-Conference her senior year
  5. All-State Academic
  6. 2-year All-Conference Honorable Mention her junior and sophomore years
  7. Varsity Most Improved her freshmen year
  8. 4-year varsity athlete
  9. 700+ kills in her career
  10. Several times media Athlete of the Week

While Emma Heimerl contributed greatly with her court skills, she was the consummate team player and set the highest standard for  the achievement of team goals before individual honors, rare in a player of her ability.


Emma participated in 106 Varsity contests on the hockey team.

She scored 12 goals and 30 assists for 42 career points.

Emma was an Honorable Mention All Conference Player for the 2016-2017 season.

Emma was voted the Most Improved Player Award for the 2016-2017 season.

Emma is also a 2019-2020 All State Academic Award Winner


Emma has participating in varsity softball for 5 years and has been a varsity starter for 4 of those years.

She has been awarded First Team All State, All Conference and All Section as a sophomore. As a freshman and junior she was awarded All Conference Honorable mention. She has been given multiple team awards, golden glove, MVP and Silver slugger.  She has yet to receive awards for her senior softball season but if she continues at the same level I expect many of the same awards.

She is a senior captain. She was given the captain position because she is an awesome role model both in softball and in the classroom! She is a great team player, always looking for different ways that she can help the team. Last year she mentored a younger athlete on the team and really  stepped up into a role that wasn’t expected of her.

Emma is continuing on to play college softball at the University of St. Thomas. Her determination and drive to be successful set her apart from other athletes her age.