David Heineman
David Heineman
Class of: 1992
Sport(s): Baseball
Inducted: 2010

Heineman wrote himself into PhilaU baseball history books, as the 6’2 infielder/pitcher who gave the University its only College World Series appearance in 1990. In that season, Heineman drove in the winning run in the ’90 regional title game in the 13th inning to send the Rams to the CWS with an 8-7 win over Norfolk State.

He was named the North Atlantic Regional MVP of that 1990 regional tournament. In the CWS vs. Jacksonville State, Heineman went 4-7 through two games.

“We showed a lot of heart last year,” Heineman said in the 1991 Baseball media guide. “We have the attitude that we can walk out onto the field and know we’ll be in the game.”

In 1991, he was listed as the “toughest in the nation to strikeout” (according to the Official 2008 NCAA Baseball Record Book) in NCAA Division II, fanning just twice out of 164 at-bats. He boasts a career batting average of over .350 and is the second player in Philadelphia University history to compile 200 career hits, a feat that has been accomplished by only five other individuals in Ram baseball history. In his senior season, he was named team captain and selected to the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) All-Conference team at shortstop.

Heineman, who serves as an elementary school principal, in the Central Bucks School District, is married to former Philadelphia University women’s basketball player Kelly Lorenz ’94, who is the Rams 15th all-time leading scorer with 1,213 points and seventh in career blocked shots with 77.