There is history between Andover High School and Brown University. Several members of the high school football team have gone on to have illustrious college careers as Brown Bears. This is also what William Heikkinen hopes for. Even though he received interest from Harvard, Princeton, and several Northeast-10 schools, Will chose to commit to Brown.
The proximity of Providence to Andover is appealing and the historic location is also a plus. The academic program at Brown is superb and will prepare any over-achiever for life in the business world.
Heikkinen is modest enough to know he cannot take all the credit for his success. Sure, he made the commitment and put in the work, but he also received significant leadership from his Andover coach, EJ Perry, and the team as a whole.
Knowing William’s accomplishments, it is easy to see why Brown extended an invitation. He is well rounded, well liked and has achieved success in academics, community service, and as a high school football player of merit who often got a lot of attention in his hometown newspaper, The Eagle-Tribune.
- During his high school career, Heikkinen accumulated 126 catches and 1,960 receiving yards (both school records) and 22 touchdowns.
- Seven career interceptions on defense
- Lettered in football all three years
- Lettered in track and field
- Selected to the All-Merrimack Valley Conference
- Named Student Athlete of the Month by the Eagle-Tribune
- The Boston Globe and Boston Herald named Heikkinen First Team All-State (after recording 72 catches for 1,175 yards and 9 touchdowns his senior year)
- Honor Roll
- Winner of the Chemistry and Survey of Film Underclassmen award