Bachelor in Radio, television and Motion Pictures, University North Carolina, 1986.
In 1998 she became the first female player inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. In January 2011, Heinrichs was appointed Development Director for women"s soccer by United States Soccer Federation. After playing in the Mundialito with the United States national team, Heinrichs spent a short period playing professional soccer in the Italian Serie A with Juventus and then Prato.
April Heinrichs played for United States women"s national soccer team from 1986 through 1991, appeared in 46 matches and scored 35 goals, including fours goals at the 1991 Fédération internationale de football association Women"s World Cup in China, where captain Heinrichs formed a forward line dubbed the "triple-edged sword" with Carin Jennings and Michelle Akers-Stahl.
Heinrichs remains among the all-time leaders in goals scored for the United States of America. Matches and goals scored at World Cup
April Heinrichs competed in the first Fédération internationale de football association Women"s World Cup in 1991, and finished with her team as World Champions. Played in all five matches and scored four goals.
She had an 8–6–1 record as head coach at Princeton University in 1990. She was head coach from 1996–2000 at University of Virginia, where she recorded a 52–27–7 mark in leading the Cavaliers to four consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament appearances.
She led Virginia to a 13–10 record, including a trip to the round of 16 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament in 1999 season.
She joined the United States women"s national soccer team as an assistant coach in 1995. She became the team"s head coach in 2000. During her tenure, Heinrichs was often criticized for failing to lead the previously unstoppable national squad to a major international championship, but she coached the team to victory at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Heinrichs led the United States to wins in international tournaments such as the Algarve Cup, Four Nations Cup, Gold Cup and a much celebrated return to the podium by winning Gold in Athens.
Heinrichs also led her team to the Silver Medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics and the Bronze Medal in the 2003 Women"s World Cup. Heinrichs" five years at the helm led to an 87–17–20 record.
She resigned as coach on February 15, 2005 and became a consultant for United States. Soccer. She was named head coach for women"s soccer at the University of California, Irvine, on December 19, 2005 and later resigned to accept a position with the United States. in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In January 2011, April Heinrichs was hired by United States Soccer Federation as for women"s soccer.
The appointment, along with Jill Ellis as Development Director, marks the first time United States. Soccer had appointed full-time positions to oversee the women"s youth national teams program Besides focusing on technical directions of women"s soccer, Heinrichs will oversee the under-20 and under-18 women"s youth teams.