Aimee LeClair was named the Wesley College head women’s lacrosse coach in July 2013 after serving as head coach at Division II Urbana University (Ohio) for two seasons.
“I want to thank Mike Drass and Wesley College for this wonderful opportunity,” said LeClair at the time of her hire. “I am looking forward to creating strong traditions and to taking Wesley College women’s lacrosse up the ranks in the Capital Athletic Conference.”
In her two years as head coach of the Blue Knights program, LeClair helped a pair of players earn Division II All-Independent Team honors in 2012 and another receive All-GLIAC recognition in 2013. LeClair’s teams were also very successful in the classroom with five players named to the All-GLIAC All-Academic Team this past year. LeClair also served as the assistant sports information director at Urbana.
LeClair took over Urbana’s program following the 2011 season, its inaugural year as a varsity program, after playing collegiately at the University of South Florida and Tiffin University. While enrolled at Tiffin and pursuing her Masters of Business Administration, LeClair started all 15 games in goal and led the team in save percentage and goals against average.
With her athletic eligibility complete, LeClair assisted the Dragons during the 2011 season and helped the team win five more games than in the previous season.
Ellie Merritt is currently in her second year as a graduate assistant coach with the Wolverines women’s lacrosse team.
A native of Gaithersburg, Md., Merritt came to Wesley after graduating from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., where she was a four-year starter for the Quakers. Merritt left Guilford ranking 11th in career goals and points while finishing ninth in assists. She also served as team captain and President of the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as a senior,
Merritt was also strong in the classroom and was named Academic All-ODAC three times and twice by the IWLCA. She was also inducted into the Guilford College Scholarship Society.
Playing scholastically at Sandy Spring Friends School, Merritt was a three-time All-PVAC selection and helped the team to a pair of league titles.