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Dean of Athletics Heidi Pearce ’00 on the Importance of Multisport Athletics
Jacob Myers

“St. Andrew’s has always held some of my most favorite memories. It gave me the foundation of my athletic experience where I felt the most supported and I had the best teammates. . . I wanted to come back to St. Andrew’s because I wanted to make sure that students who come to St. Andrew’s have a similar experience that I had because it was so instrumental to where I went with athletics in my life.” Heidi Pearce ’00, Dean of Athletics

Heidi Pearce graduated from St. Andrew’s School in 2000. While at SAS, Heidi competed in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. An impact player on each team, Heidi was incredible on the lacrosse field as she led the Saints to two DIAA State Championships, won two State Player of the Year awards and was named an All-American after her senior season. After graduation, Heidi would attend Johns Hopkins University where she continued to dominate on the lacrosse field. A three-time All-Conference selection and two-time team captain, she earned First Team All-American honors as a senior and led the Blue Jays to the NCAA Tournament. For these efforts and accomplishments, she is a member of the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame and the Johns Hopkins Hall of Fame.

After college, Heidi immediately began her career in athletic administration and coaching at St. Andrew’s from 2005 to 2008. She would go on to coach women’s lacrosse at Washington College, serving as the Head Coach from 2013 to 2018 and winning the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year Award twice. Currently, she serves as the Dean of Athletics at St. Andrew’s. In this interview, Heidi talks about her experience as a student-athlete at St. Andrew’s, why she decided to come back to serve the SAS community in 2018 and why she believes playing multiple sports is so critical for our students.

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