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Tre Leclaire

Ohio State University


Tre Leclaire has already earned one degree from Ohio State and is using his additional year of eligibility to pursue another. In May, he graduated with his bachelor’s in sports industry and is currently enrolled in Ohio State’s sports management master’s program, where he’ll earn his Master of Science in Kinesiology, Sport Management.

In 2020, Tre took home three significant academic awards: OSU Scholar-Athlete, USILA Scholar All-American, and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. The Big Ten recognition signifies the highest academic award that is based singularly on performance in the classroom. To be eligible, student-athletes must have a 3.7 or better grade point average for that given academic year.


Leclaire is a member of the Buckeyes’ leadership council and has been a trusted teammate since he arrived on campus in 2016-17. Ohio State’s Leadership Council is charged with setting the tone for this year’s Buckeyes in everything that they do: on the field and off the field, in the classroom, and in the community. Members were voted on to the Leadership Council by their peers after last season was over.


Even as so much around the world has changed recently, one thing for Leclaire and the Ohio State men’s lacrosse program remained the same: the team’s commitment to serving the community.

Leclaire volunteered to virtually visit with 2nd-grade students in the Columbus area each week. This fall, over 500 young readers have benefited from the team members’ virtual visits in 20 different classrooms. In addition to encouraging young readers to work hard in school, the student-athletes have introduced the sport of lacrosse to children who were not previously familiar with the game. They have also opened the 2nd-graders’ eyes to the possibility of going to college to fulfill their dreams.

Leclaire also participated in arts and crafts nights with patients at Nationwide Children’s, activities with residents at Heinzerling Foundation, and served meals to the homeless at the Columbus Dream Center.


One of the most decorated players in Ohio State lacrosse history, Leclaire ranks second in school history with 135 career goals in 54 games. His 173 career points (135G, 38A) are sixth-most in program history and he was sixth in the country in career goals scored amongst active players through the end of the 2020 season. He is on pace to leave Ohio State’s as the program’s all-time goals leader and among the top five in points.

Leclaire, along with teammate Ryan Terefenko, is looking to be the first four-time All-American in program history. He was previously a third team choice in 2017 and honorable mention in 2018 and 2019.

Despite having his 2020 season cut short to just seven games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he has scored at least 26 goals in every season of his career.

Leclaire was the 2017 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and a second team All-Big Ten pick in 2017, 2018 and 2019.