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NAME: Samantha Leshnak
SCHOOL: Mt. Notre Dame
SPORT(S): Soccer
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Starting for the U17 Youth national soccer team
BIRTHDATE: 4/21/97
HEIGHT: 5'11"-175 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Liberty Township
PARENTS: Bob & Lynne

A four year varsity starter, senior Samantha Leshnak is a team captain, goalkeeper and occasional forward for the Mt. Notre Dame Cougars.

Her junior year, Samantha recorded 109 saves, eight shutouts in the net, leading the GGCL. She was named 1st team GGCL, 1st team all-city and 2nd team all state.

During the summer, Samantha plays for the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy and is a member of the USA U17 youth national team. She has played soccer in 24 states in the past three years.

An academic all-star who is very active in community service, she has committed to play soccer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her future goal: "Win a gold metal in the Olympics with the United States crest on my jersey, standing with my hand over my heart singing our nation's anthem. Singing with tears of joy and triumph."

Her favorite athlete is Peter Schmeichel, favorite entertainer is Jason Aldean and most-like-to-meet is Iker Casillas.

COACH'S QUOTE – "Sam is a leader and motivator for our soccer program. On the field she runs the show. Sam represents her teammates, the MND soccer program and MND High School with a great deal of class."
— Mark Schenkel, Athletic Director

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