Leslie  Vineyard

19Leslie Vineyard


St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Cor Jesu Academy




AS A JUNIOR (2007): Continued to patrol the midfield for Tennessee...Saw action in every match for UT, starting 21...Recorded the first point of her career...Played in every conference match of the season, starting 10...Notched her first career assist on Kylee Rossi's goal against Nebraska during the USC Tournament in Los Angeles...Helped the Lady Vol defense record 11 shutouts in 2007...Assisted in shutting out eventual national champion USC on Sept. 16, playing 108 of 110 minutes in the match...Played every minute of Tennessee's double overtime victory over Clemson in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Played the full 90 in the Lady Vols' 3-0 loss to Portland in the NCAA Sweet 16...Did a stellar job holding Portland and U.S. Under-23 National Team player Angie Woznuk to just two shots...Excelled in the classroom as well, picking up NSCAA/adidas Second Team Scholar All-South Region recognition...Also earned her third Academic All-SEC selection.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Played in every match, starting 21 in the midfield for the Lady Vols...Registered 14 shots, including three at Mississippi State and two against Alabama and Duke...Notched seven shots on goal in 2006...Earned her second straight SEC All-Academic selection.

AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Played in all 23 matches in the midfield as a freshman...Started in 20 of those, including all 11 during the SEC regular season...Fired 21 shots on the year, with six coming on goal...Played every minute of the double overtime scoreless tie against No. 20 Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament semifinals...Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: As a four-year player at Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis Mo., Leslie helped guide her squad to two district championships (2002, 2003) while picking up a pair of second-team all-state nods...She was chosen as a first-team all-conference choice during her sophomore season and received second-team honors following her rookie campaign...On the national level, she was a member of the 1986 Missouri squad at the 2004 U.S. Youth Soccer ODP National Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., that fell in the consolation final...Vineyard also was a participant on her ODP Region squad for five years and picked up a pair of region titles...As a member of the Busch Soccer Club, she finished second two consecutive years in national final appearances...In addition to competing at Cor Jesu in field hockey for two seasons, she proved her ability off the playing field by picking up academic high honors all four years of her prep career.

PERSONAL: Majoring in speech pathology...Picked up high academic honors all four years of her high school career...Served as a participant at the T.A.S.K. Special Needs Camp, as a board member of the Spanish Club and as a member of the Pen Pals and C.A.R.E. clubs...Considers herself a movie buff...Has an older brother, Eric, 26; and an older sister, Lauren, 24...Leslie Ann Vineyard was born July 25, 1986, in St. Louis, Mo....Her parents are Dale and Carol Vineyard.

2005 23/20 0 0 0 21 0
2006 23/21 0 0 0 14 0
2007 22/21 0 1 1 21 0
Totals 68/62 0 1 1 56 0
2005 11/11 0 0 0 15 0
2006 11/11 0 0 0 8 0
2007 11/10 0 0 0 8 0
Totals 33/32 0 0 0 31 0


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