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Heather McClelland

Lacrosse (Inducted 2015-16)


Heather  McClelland

Heather McClelland was a Mid-Atlantic Region Second-Team All-America selection in 2000, 2001 and 2002 when she also achieved All-Patriot League First-Team status. Patriot League individual honors began in her freshman season of 1999 when she was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year as a second-team selection and continued in 2001 and 2002 when she secured Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year laurels. In 2001, McClelland was fifth in the nation with 3.78 goals per game.

McClelland helped guide Lafayette to Patriot League championships in 2000, 2001 and 2002. She finished her career with 279 points on 196 goals and 83 assists, and ranks third all-time at Lafayette in each of those career statistical categories. She is fifth in the Patriot League in career points (279) and single-season goals (68 in 2001) and sixth in career goals and assists.

After graduating, McClelland was an assistant coach at Wesleyan University from 2003-04. She also served as the head coach at the University of New Haven in 2005 and the head coach at Connecticut College from 2006-11. In 2015, she was named to the Patriot League's 25th Anniversary Team.