3 Heather Clapacs
3 Heather Clapacs
Height: 5-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Willoughby Hills, Ohio
High School: Willoughby South
Position: MF

Coach Falor's Comments

"Heather has been the engine that drove our team over the last three years and this year will be no different. She battles fiercely in every one-vs.-one opportunity and is without question one of the best possession type central midfielders in our conference. We are looking forward to increasing her role offensively this season so that she can become a goal scoring threat in the final third. We need to keep Heather on the ball as much as possible because her ability to dictate tempo is what will make us dangerous."

2006 - Junior Season

One of two players to start all 20 matches. . . honorable mention All-Ohio selection. . . was third on the team with 29 shots. . . handed out three assists on the year, including two in the season-opening win over Delaware State (8/27/06). . . assisted on CSU's lone marker vs. Indiana State (9/22/06). . . earned third letter.

2005 - Sophomore Season

Repeated as a second team all-conference performer as she turned in a stellar sophomore campaign, starting all 17 matches she played in...finished third on the team in assists (1) and shots on goal (8) while ranking fourth in shots (17)...her lone helper came on the Vikings' only tally in a 2-1 setback at Akron (9/9/05).

2004 - Freshman Season

Second team All-Horizon League and All-Newcomer team choice after starting all 20 games at midfield...received second team All-Ohio honors and was tabbed for the All-Newcomer team for first year Division I programs by SoccerBuzz.com...led team in both shots (43) and shots on goal (20), scoring lone goal of the year in league tournament matchup with UW-Milwaukee (11/4/04)...set school records for shots (9) and shots on goal (7) vs. Youngstown State (10/17/04)...added five shots vs. UW-Milwaukee (11/4/04)...had multiple shots on goal in six matches.

High School

Two-time all-state honoree at Willoughby South High...set school record for career goals (58) and assists (42)...scored 13 goals with 20 assists as a senior, receiving third team all-state accolades...third team all-state choice as a junior, adding 10 goals and nine assists... tallied 16 goals and seven assists as a sophomore and 19 goals and seven assists as a freshman...four-time all-league selection, receiving conference player of the year honors all four years...four-time all-area choice by both the Plain Dealer and the Lake County News-Herald...named a varsity all-star by the News-Herald in each of her final three years...four-time team MVP.

Personal

Born Feb. 2, 1986 in Euclid, Ohio...daughter of Bob and Jan Clapacs...has one brother, Craig, and two sisters, Lindsay and Jamie...2005 and 2006 CSU Athletic Academic Excellence Award winner...member of the honor roll in high school...history major.