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Leone Cruz
Leone Cruz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Round Rock, Texas

High School:
Round Rock

Weight:
172

Position:
Defender

Experience:
3L


YearGamesGoalsAssists
20062020
2007411
20081631
2009 10 2 0
20101713
Total6795

Leone Cruz


MLS: Selected 21st overall (2nd round, 3rd pick) by the Seattle Sounders in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

2010 (Sr.): Played and started in 17 games... Collected an assist on the game-winning goals and scored a goal of his own 10/23 against Memphis... Recorded an assist on the game-clincher 9/26 vs. Jacksonville... Collected an assist on the game-winning goal 9/10 against SIU-Edwardsville.

2009 (Jr.): Played 10 games, starting seven... Scored goals in two straight games, 9/20 vs. Cal State Northridge and 9/25 vs. UAB... Started SMU's last four games, and played all but two minutes in those four contests... Only needed seven shots to record two goals.

2008 (So.): Played and started in 16 games... Was tied for third-best on the team in goals (3)... Scored two goals against Central Arkansas on 10/12... Tallied a goal 11/7 at FIU... Registered an assist 9/13 against Oakland.

2007 (Med. RS): Earned medical redshirt... Started all four games in which he played... Scored a goal 9/7 against Virginia (9/7/07)... Collected an assist 9/9 in victory over Georgetown... Named to SMU Mi Cocina Classic All-Tournament Team for his performances against Virginia and Georgetown.

2006 (Fr.): Played in 20 games, starting three... Scored the game-winner vs. Wisconsin... Netted the game-clincher vs. No. 24 UWM... Featured in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd section (Sept. 18)... Selected by CollegeSoccerNews.com as one of its 100 Freshmen to Watch.

High School: Four-year letterwinner and served as team captain... Earned first-team All-District honors as well as District Defensive Player of the Year honors... Member of the U-18 national team pool and a five-year member of the ODP regional team... National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA) All-America selection... Played club soccer with the Austin Capital.

Personal: Undecided on a major... Enjoys hanging out with friends and family... Would most like to visit Italy... Has two older brothers and one younger sister... Parents are Leone and Cheryl Cruz... Full name is Juan Leone Cruz.

Goals:
8/25/2006 vs. Wisconsin (99')
8/27/2006 vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (84')
9/7/2007 vs. Virginia (59')
10/12/2008 vs. Central Arkansas (19')
10/12/2008 vs. Central Arkansas (73')
11/7/2008 at FIU (19')
9/20/2009 vs. Cal State Northridge (78')
9/25/2009 vs. UAB (44')
10/23/2010 vs. Memphis (60')

Awards:
2006 Conference USA All-Freshman team
Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 28, 2006)
College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Aug. 27, 2006)
Soccer America National Player of the Week (Aug. 27, 2006)
MVP of the Golden Hurricane Classic (Aug. 25-27, 2006)
Mi Cocina Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 7-9, 2007)
2008 All-Conference Second Team
Cal Legacy Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 5-7, 2008)
2010 All-Conference Second Team
2010 NSCAA Midwest Region Second Team
Hurricane Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 10-12, 2010)

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