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Heidi Caruso

Basketball & Soccer (Inducted: 2001-02)


Heidi  Caruso

Undoubtedly the best female soccer player in Lafayette history, Heidi Caruso '94 also left an impressive mark on the basketball court. On the soccer pitch, she is the school's all-time leading scorer and owner of eight women's soccer school records.

Caruso led the team in scoring each year and was named the Patriot League Player of the Year in 1991 following a sophomore campaign in which she netted a school-record 18 goals and five assists. A four-year starter, Caruso tallied 63 goals and 17 assists over a 69-game career, accounting for over 46 percent of the Leopards' goals. A Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete, Caruso earned first-team Patriot League honors three times and was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Umbro All-Central Region Second Team in 1993. Perhaps her most impressive effort came in a non-conference game versus Gettysburg College in 1990 when she tallied a school-record four goals in a 9-1 Lafayette victory. On the basketball court, Caruso directed the offense as the starting point guard for a Leopard program that posted a 66-47 mark during her four-year residence. At one time she held the NCAA records for steals in a game (14), career (532), and season (168) and owned the record for highest steals per game average in a season (6.0).