Former UMBC cross country and track and field athlete Lauren Leclercq joined the Retrieversí coaching staff in August 2013. She will serve both the menís and womenís teams as a graduate assistant coach.
A four-year letter winner for UMBC from 2008-2012, Leclercq primarily ran the longer sprint events including the 200, 400, 500, and 4x400 relay. She captained the squad during her senior year in 2012.
Leclercq is a part of two school record-holding relay teams, earning the indoor 4x200 record (1:41.38) in 2011 and then adding the outdoor sprint medley relay (4:04.37) in 2012.
In addition to competing as a vital part of the Retriever relay squads, Leclercq earned a trip to the ECAC Championships in 2011 and 2012.
Prior to coming to UMBC, Leclercq competed in track and field as well as field hockey at Meade High School. She was named a scholar-athlete all four years at Meade and earned the Marine Corp Award in 2008.
Leclercq graduated from UMBC with her bachelorís degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2012 and is currently working towards a masterís degree in early childhood education. She lives in Jessup, Md. with her two cats Chester and Binx.