#19 Adriana Leon
One-year monogram winner … gifted attacker with creative flair on the ball … strong and powerful shot with both feet … has used youth hockey background to her benefit, offering a physical presence on front line … embraces challenge of playing on the biggest stages …permanently etched her name in Notre Dame women[apos]s soccer history by scoring the winning goal in the 2010 national championship match to give Irish their third NCAA title.
AS A FRESHMAN: NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team … appeared in 23 matches, starting seven times … tied for third on team with four goals (two match-winners) , while placing fifth in points (10), third in total shots (46) and fourth in shots on goal (21) … missed preseason and first two regular-season matches with injury … made debut against #8 Santa Clara, playing 21 minutes in reserve role … scored first collegiate goal against Cincinnati (4-0), running on to lead pass from Lauren Fowlkes and finishing in 42nd minute … earned first career start against St. John[apos]s (4-1), registering assist on Rose Augustin[apos]s 63rd-minute goal … St. John[apos]s match began run in which she started six of the final seven regular-season contests … set up Elizabeth Tucker[apos]s opening goal at Providence (3-1) in seventh minute … potted the only goal of match at Villanova (1-0), scoring on a one-timer off Augustin[apos]s assist in the 23rd minute … came off bench in five of six NCAA Championship matches, moving into lineup for third-round win at #3 North Carolina (4-1) … collected first career postseason goal in 71st minute of second-round victory over #22 USC (4-0) … came off bench to play 53 minutes in NCAA College Cup final against #1 Stanford (1-0), scoring lone goal in 63rd minute with wicked left-footed blast high into net from 12 yards out off pass from Melissa Henderson.
NATIONAL TEAM/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of the Canadian National Under-20 team … one of 20 Team Canada players selected by head coach Carolina Morace to participate in the CONCACAF U-20 World Cup Qualifying games in Guatemala in January 2010 … led the team in scoring after the round robin portion of qualifying with two goals … spent 2009-10 training at the National Training Center of Ontario … also a member of Team Ontario in 2009 … helped Team Ontario to a bronze medal at the 2009 Canada Summer Games … finished as the tournament[apos]s top scorer with seven goals in five games (including at least one goal in each game) … scored the game-tying goal in the bronze medal match versus Alberta … played for the Mississauga Falcons U-17 OYSLY team under head coach Emilio Bernaudo in 2008 … played for the Brams United Storm U-17 and U-16 teams from 2006-08 … won the Copa Blue Division at the 2008 Disney Showcase Tournament … also helped Brams United to Gold Medal finishes in 2007 (Sahlen[apos]s Sports Tournament) and 2008 (Ontario Indoor Cup) … an accomplished club hockey player … played with the Toronto Aeros Midget AA[apos]s from 2007-09 … won four gold medals with the Aeros as well as a silver and two bronze medals … helped the Aeros to the 2008 NMGHL Central Division Championship … named the Future Star award winner following the 2008 Toronto Aeros Tournament … named tournament MVP for the 2008 Can Am Challenge Cup Showcase … also played Bantam AA hockey with the Vaughan Flames and the Willowdale Red Wings.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from The Country Day School, where she played soccer for head coach Jennifer Cooper … earned team MVP honors in each of her seasons from 2005-09 … named The Country Day School[apos]s Athlete of the Year in 2008 … the only over-age player to finish in the top 10 for goalscoring in the Ontario Youth Soccer League in 2006 … earned Rugby Team MVP honors in 2009 … an honor roll student from 2008-10 … born Oct. 2, 1992 … name is pronounced ‘ay-dree-ON-uh lee-OWN’ … daughter of Lucia and Edward Leon … one of three children … enrolled in Notre Dame[apos]s unique First Year of Studies program.
LEON[apos]S CAREER STATISTICS
In the Postseason