Urbana Names LeClair New Head Lacrosse Coach

URBANA, Ohio Urbana University's search for a new women's lacrosse head coach ended earlier this week. Athletic Director Doug Young announced the hiring of Aimee LeClair, who took over the second-year program on July 1st.

"Aimee was an ideal candidate for the position," explained Young. "She's young, motivated, and enthusiastic. She grew up playing lacrosse on the east coast, and we are excited to have her aboard to share her knowledge and take charge of our up-and-coming women's lacrosse program."

LeClair grew up playing lacrosse, as well as ice and field hockey in Tilton, New Hampshire, earning 12 varsity letters while playing in goal for all three squads. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of South Florida in 2009. While at USF, she continued her playing career on the club lacrosse team.

After finishing her undergraduate degree, LeClair began working towards her Masters of Business Administration in Sports Management at Tiffin University. While enrolled at Tiffin, LeClair joined the school's first-year lacrosse team, playing out her final year of eligibility for the Dragons in 2010. LeClair started all 15 games that season, including 5 in goal, for the 2-13 Dragons. She finished with a 2-3 record in goal, leading the squad in save percentage and goals against average. This past season, LeClair remained with the Dragons as an Assistant Coach. The Dragons improved to 7-9 in their second year.

In addition to assisting the women's lacrosse team at Tiffin and working towards her M.B.A., LeClair also worked in the school's call center, as well as the sports information office. She will also assist the sports information office at Urbana.

Upon the announcement of her hiring, the first-year head coach replied, "I am very grateful and excited about the opportunity to join Urbana University and take part in the building of this program. I look forward to working with the student-athletes and developing this new sport within the community. I want to help establish a solid foundation necessary for future success."

LeClair added, "I would like to thank Doug Young and the administration for giving me this opportunity to work for Urbana University."

As a first-year NCAA Division II program this past spring, the Blue Knight lacrosse team finished 2-13.


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