December 10, 2011
COLLEGE BOOT SPOTLIGHT
Meet candidate goalkeeper Jen Leaverton of St. John's and vote
St. Johnís senior forward Jen Leaverton is one of four nominees for Big Apple Soccer womenís college player of the year, and a regional nominee for the Soccer News Net Womenís College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.
Leaverton (Mansfield, Mass./Bishop Feehan/FC Greater Boston Bolts) led the Red Storm in scoring with 10 goals, including six game-winners, and was named to the All-Big East Second Team. The Mansfield, Mass., native tallied a career-high 22 points in her senior season. The senior forward was named to the NYC St. John's Classic All-Tournament team and earned All-Big East honor roll accolades twice in 2011 (Oct. 3 and Oct. 24). She was also named the SoccerSavings.com/Soccer News Net National Player of the Week for Oct. 3 after scoring back-to-back game-winners, and all three goals at Rutgers (Sept. 30) and Seton Hall (Oct. 2). Leaverton also catapulted the Red Storm into the Big East Tournament, when she scored two goals in the regular-season finale against Syracuse (Oct. 21).
Fan voting for the Soccer News Net College Boot and Big Apple Soccer college player of the year awards is open through December 23.
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