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Heaps to be inducted into Duke Athletics (Soccer) Hall of Fame

03 June 5:03 pm

Heaps to be inducted into Duke Athletics (Soccer) Hall of Fame

By Jason Dalrymple

Revolution Head Coach and former defender Jay Heaps will be inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, October 11 of this year.

From GoDuke.com:

Heaps, a native of Longmeadow, Mass., earned National Player of the Year honors from the Missouri Athletic Club in 1998 as a member of Duke’s soccer team.  A two-time All-America, four-time All-ACC and four-time All-ACC Tournament selection, he helped the Blue Devils to a four-year record of 61-23-1 by totaling 127 career points on 45 goals and 37 assists.  Also a four-year member of Duke’s basketball team, Heaps was named second team Academic All-America and was honored as the Scholar Athlete of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 1998.  He went on to an 11-year playing career in Major League Soccer, garnering the Rookie of the Year citation in 1999 and at the time of his retirement, ranked among the league’s all-time leaders in matches played (3rd; 314), minutes played (3rd; 27,363) and matches started (4th; 299).  On November 15, 2011, Heaps was named the head coach of the New England Revolution.

Congrats, Jay!

Photo: GoDuke.com