Hall of Fame 2018: Heather (Rice) Alsabagh

By: Friday, May 25, 2018, TRIB-LIVE

This is the sixth in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet in June 2 at the Harmar House. For more information, contact gymbeck63@aol.com.

Heather (Rice) Alsabagh graduated from Fox Chapel in 1999. She compiled quite a list of achievements on the soccer field for the Foxes.

She was named to the 1998 All-American Women’s Soccer Team, along with being chosen as the 1998 Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year.

In 1997, her junior year, she was named the Tribune Review Player of the Year and also earned Regional All-American honors.

She continued her success at Franklin & Marshall, where she was a two-time captain, two-time Centennial Conference Player of the Year (2001, ’02) and the 2003 Franklin & Marshall Female Athlete of the Year. In 2014, she was inducted into the F&M Athletic Hall of Fame and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international studies.

She also earned a master’s in Middle Eastern studies from Texas.

She worked in Washington, D.C., as a national security analyst from 2006-16.

She resides in Hawaii with her husband, Ryan, and their three sons, Jake, Ben and Aaron. She and her husband run two small businesses.