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#12 Genie Leonard
  • 1L
  • Defender
  • 5-6
  • Fayetteville, Ga.
  • (Fayette County)

1998: Did not dress for any matches.

1997: Played in four matches, starting one for 152 minutes before withdrawing from school due to illness...received a red-shirt for the 1997 season.

1996: Did not play in 1996 due to a stress fracture in her right foot.

1995: Started all 20 matches, while playing a team high 1,625 minutes...Two goals and one assist for five points...One of only three players to start all 20 matches...Gators' top marking back who helped lead UF defense to 11 shutouts...Assisted on game-winning goal vs. Alabama...Scored first career goal vs. Florida Atlantic.

High School: 1995 Parade All American...Among top 11 recruits in Region III according to 1995 Soccer America listing...Coached by Chris Kouns at Fayette County...Two time MVP of high school squad...Two time team Defensive Player of the Year...Led Fayette County to 1994 Georgia state championship runner up finish...1993 Most Valuable Defensive Player on high school volleyball team.

Club: Helped lead Lightning (Ga.) club team to 1996 U 19 regional title and third-place national finish, where she teamed with Gator teammates Adrianne Moreira and Lisa Olinyk...Member of Georgia's Olympic Development Program (ODP) for five years...Toured Denmark and Holland in April 1995 as a member of ODP Region III squad...Named to ODP South Region team in 1993 and 1994...Captained Lightning White club team that won Open Cup titles from 1994 to 1997, and finished runner up at 1994 WAGS Tournament.

Personal: Born August 6, 1977...Daughter of Mike and Peggy Leonard...1995 graduate of Fayette County High School...Also considered George Mason, Rutgers and Vanderbilt.

Major: Graduated in May of 2000 with a bachelor's degree in athletic training.


Leonard's Collegiate Statistics
Year G-GS Min. Shots G A Pts.
1995 20-20 1625 8 2 1 5
1996 DID NOT PLAY DUE TO INJURY
1997^ 4-1 152 1 0 0 0
1998 DID NOT PLAY DUE TO INJURY
Totals 24-21 1777 9 2 1 5
^ - redshirted due to injury.
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