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Leidy Klotz

Men's Soccer (Inducted 2016-17)


Leidy  Klotz

Leidy Klotz was a two-time Mid-Atlantic Region All-America selection as a men's soccer player. He guided teams to Patriot League titles in 1998 and 1999, earning All-Patriot League First-Team honors in the process.

In 1998, his 12 goals and eight assists helped spark the seventh-best turnaround in NCAA history, as the Leopards buried thoughts of a 4-12 season in 1997 and converted it to a 16-5 campaign. He scored both Lafayette goals in the Patriot League Tournament opening round vs. Holy Cross and the game-winner vs. Lehigh in the championship game in 1998 while earning tournament MVP honors. The team went on to play No. 1-ranked Clemson in the NCAA Tournament.

In 1999, Klotz scored four goals and passed for seven assists while starting 18 games as Lafayette won the Patriot League championship, this time using a pair of double-overtime victories over Holy Cross and Navy to bring home the title. Klotz finished his career with 68 points, tied with two others for the fourth-highest total in program history. His 24 career goals and 20 career assists place him tied for fifth all-time on each list.

After graduation, he played professionally for three seasons for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League.