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    Leigh Jakes
    Leigh Jakes

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    McDonough, Ga.

    High School:
    Eagle's Landing

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    D



    2010: Returned for her fifth season for Northwestern ... Has played in 13 games and started nine ... Scored the first goal of her career against Penn State (10/8) ... Made her season debut against Illinois State (9/17) ... Recorded her first assist of the season for Northwestern's only goal against #7 Notre Dame (9/19) ... Helped Northwestern defense record a shutout against Illinois State (9/17) ... Made several starts at midfield for NU ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009: Appeared in 14 matches with eight starts on defense ... Played key role in four shutouts with the back line ... Started the final eight games of the season ... Recorded one shot, at Michigan on 10/4 ... Limited by injury to start the season ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Returned from injury to help anchor a defense that recorded five shutouts ... Appeared in all 20 games and started 19 ... Recorded an assist in season-opening win over Nebraska on 8/22 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Missed entire season due to injury.

    2006: Made an immediate impact on the defensive front in her first season ... Big Ten all-freshman team selection ... Started all 14 games in which she played ... Defensive specialist.

    High School: One of the top U18 soccer players in the nation ... A 2005 NSCAA/adidas all-America selection and two-time Conference Player of the Year ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution all-star and all-region teams for the past three years ... Earned region and county girls soccer player of the year honors twice ... Scored over 20 goals three times in helping her high school to a 37-13-4 record and a top 10 state ranking ... Team was region champions twice and once runner-up ... Team MVP and Henry County Player of the Year ... Team captain ... Member of the Peachtree City Lazers 88 Elite, a national top 20 team in 2005 ... Helped the 88 Cobb Lady Chiefs earn the 2004 State Cup Championship ... Selected to the Super Y League South Atlantic ODP Regional pool team (Atlanta Silverback Jr's) ... Selected to the 2004 and 2005 state ODP pool teams (88's), ODP Region team and ODP Super Y league Region I and III National pool team. ... Also a standout basketball player ... National Honor Student with a 4.0 GPA.

    Personal: Born Leigh Ashley Jakes ... Daughter of Van and Rhonda Jakes ... Father Van was a NFL defensive back from 1983-1991, playing for Kansas City, New Orleans and Green Bay ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leader and four-year member ... Minority Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member ... Northwestern Girls Soccer Academy coach/counselor ... Graduated in June 2010 with a degree in sociology, currently working towards a Master's of Sports Administration.

    Jakes' Stats:

    Year GP/S Shots G A Pts GWG
    2006 14/14 2 0 0 0 0
    2007 DNP
    2008 20/19 1 0 1 1 0
    2009 14/8 1 0 0 0 0
    2010 13/9 6 1 1 3 0
    CAREER 61/50 10 1 2 4 0