Position
Defender
Height
5'6
Class
Senior
Hometown
Shreveport, La.
High School
C.E. Byrd HS

Received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in the Spring of 2003 … Was an Honor Graduate

SENIOR SEASON (2002)
Started in all 18 games of the regular season and finished her illustrious four-year career by starting in all 79 games … Earned the honor of being named one of LSU’s Co-Captains for the 2002 season … Played a dynamic role in Tigers’ record-setting defense … Helped lead LSU to its best defensive season in school history as the Tigers only allowing 14 goals in 18 games … Played the vital sweeper position in LSU’s stingy defense that led the Southeastern Conference in both goals allowed (14) and goals allowed per match (0.76) … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2001)
Named a 2002 LSU team co-captain along with fellow senior Ashley Mitnick … Started in all 18 games of the season and each of the 59 games of her collegiate career … Named to the Southeastern Conference’s Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season … Received LSU’s highest team award by being named the Most Valuable Player by the coaching staff … Earned the LSU Team Academic Player of the Year Award for the second-consecutive season after maintaining a 3.90 grade point average in kinesiology … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2000)
Named to the Southeastern Conference’s Academic Honor Roll and was named LSU’s Team Academic Player of the Year after maintaining a 3.7 GPA in kinesiology … Proved to be an integral part of the Tigers’ defense at the midfield position where she held off the opposition’s best forwards … Played a major part in LSU’s record-setting 10 shutouts during the 2000 season … Started all 21 games of the 2000 season and has started in all 41 possible games of her career … Scored five goals in her career and has recorded one assist … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1999)
Led the Tigers in total points with 11 by scoring five goals and recording one assist … Opened her collegiate career in impressive fashion by netting a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in the Tigers’ 5-0 victory over Louisiana-Monroe … Posted a five-point night in the Tigers’ 6-0 win over Nicholls State on Sept. 17, by scoring two goals and adding an assist … Final goal came on Oct. 28, in the Tigers’ match-up with South Alabama … One of only eight players in LSU history to start in every game their freshman season as she started in all 20 games … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
An All-District selection in each of her four years at C.E. Byrd (Shreveport, La.) … Helped Byrd to the 1996 5A state title … Named to the All-City team in each of her four years of high school … Earned the city’s Offensive Most Valuable Player honor in 1997 … Earned All-State honorable mention in 1998 and was the captain of her team in both her junior and senior seasons … Member of the National Honors Society … Named a Who’s Who Among American High School Students … Member of Mu Alpha Theta … Earned both the National English Merit Award and the USAA National Award.

PERSONAL
Full name is Leigh Ellen McGovern … Parents are George and Ellen McGovern … Has one brother, Brandon, and one sister, Paige … Majoring in kinesiology/human movement … Born on June 1, 1981.

CAREER STATS
G/S SH G A PTS GWG
1999 20/20 15 5 1 11 1
2000 21/21 3 0 0 0 0
2001 18/18 6 0 0 0 0
2002 20/20 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 79/79 24 5 1 11 1

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