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M.A.C. Soccer Players of the Year
SLP99011501- 15 JANUARY 1999- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Cindy Parlow of the University of North Carolina and Jay Heaps from Duke University, were named Missouri Athletic Club Sports Foundation's, Collegiate Players of the Year, January 14. Parlow, a junior, has scored 68 goals in 101 games and added 52 assists for her career, while Heaps, a senior, who also plays on the Blue Devils' basketball team, led Duke this season with 13 goals and eight assists. For his career, Heaps has scored 45 goals and added 37 assists. bg/HO UPI
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Jay Heaps (born August 2, 1976 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer.

After graduating from Longmeadow High School, Heaps played college soccer at Duke University from 1995 to 1998, spending most of his time playing forward. He was named first team All-ACC all four of his years, was a three-time finalist for the Hermann Award, and as a senior was awarded the Missouri Athletic Club Award as the nation's top college player. Additionally, Heaps played for the Duke University basketball team under Mike Krzyzewski from 1996 to 1999.

After graduating from Duke, Heaps was drafted second overall in the 1999 MLS College Draft by Miami Fusion, and was named MLS Rookie of the Year after playing 2511 minutes for the team in midfield and defense. In his second year, Heaps was named an MLS All-Star, while registering 5 goals and six assists for the Fusion. Before the 2001 season, he was traded to the New England Revolution in exchange for Brian Dunseth. In the 2006 MLS Cup Championship, his penalty kick was saved by Pat Onstad, winning the championship for the opposing Houston Dynamo.

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