James R. Heekin ’67
Six Varsity Letter, Gridiron and Lacrosse Captain For James Heekin ‘67, good things came in threes. For three years he was a starter on the Varsity football team as an offensive guard and middle linebacker. It was no different for Varsity lacrosse, where he was a starter for three consecutive years. Heekin earned three letters in each sport. Consistently a leader on the playing field, these skills were in their greatest evidence during Heekin’s senior year, when he was captain of both the Varsity football and lacrosse teams. That year, he led Pingry to a 6 and 1 record on the gridiron. In referring to his lacrosse skills, the 1967 Blue Book noted, “The defense was built around stalwart Jim Heekin, whose valuable stick handling, checking, and clearing skills were an asset.” Heekin was named to both the All-Conference and All-State football and lacrosse teams in 1966 and 1967. In college, Heekin was a three-year starter for the Williams College Varsity lacrosse team and a two-year starter for the college’s Varsity football team. He was All-New England football in 1970 and 1971, All-New England lacrosse in 1970 and All-American lacrosse in 1971. Exhibiting the values learned at Pingry, Heekin started a company-wide volunteer program in affiliation with New York Cares for McCann-Erickson Advertising’s New York Office.