Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lady Jackets Shutout Ocala Lake Weir At Home, December 8, 2006

Leesburg Memorial Field at Hubert O. Dabney Stadium, Home of the Jackets

By Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
December 8, 2006

LEESBURG - The Lady Jackets stopped Ocala Lake Weir at home last night. Lake Weir goalkeeper Jamie Ryan was the lone bright spot for the Hurricanes in the loss. Ryan stopped 19 goals in goal to keep Lake Weir in the game. Lake Weir record fell to 1-8-2 on the season. 

 The Hurricanes play Columbia in Lake City on Saturday.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Groveland South Lake at Leesburg Photo Archives, November 17, 2011

South Lake High School's Paige Henderson, left, and Leesburg High School's Kourtney Smith battle for control of the ball on Thursday, November 17, 2011 in Leesburg.
Photo by the Daily Commercial

Beard's 3 Goals Lead Leesburg, 4-1, January 7, 1994

Leesburg Memorial Field at Hubert O. Dabney Stadium, Home of the Jackets

By Joe Williams of The Sentinel Staff
January 7, 1994

Leesburg used three goals from right forward Becky Beard to help show how far it has progressed this season in capturing a 4-1 victory over Gainesville Eastside on Thursday night in a girls soccer game at Hubert O. Dabney Stadium.

Leesburg (8-4-3) lost to Eastside (7-5-4), 1-0, in its second game of the season but, since then, Leesburg has moved Cat Lockett from midfield to striker and the result is a better offensive attack
Lockett scored Leesburg's other goal.

''We have played together since eighth-grade, so we know what kinds of moves and runs each other is going to make,'' Beard said about Lockett's move to the front line. ''We have been working well together.''

Leesburg won for the third time in as many games.

Freshman goalkeeper Kelly O'Brien, just brought up to varsity this week, barely missed her third consecutive shutout.

Eastside's Karah Smith ended that opportunity when she received a pass from Janelle Delphino in the middle of the penalty area and put a shot over O'Brien's outstretched hands 7:47 into the second half.
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Beard's goals give her 22 for the season. Since moving Lockett to the front line, Leesburg has outscored its opponents, 22-1.

''I think we are starting to play a little better,'' Leesburg coach Ken Fedak said. ''The difference is that we have gotten a little more experience working together.

''I think what they (the Rams) were doing tonight is they were going with a 3-4-3, trying to control the midfield and that gave Becky and our other forwards a lot of room.''

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Jackets In College: Anna Braun Samford University

Anna Braun (Leesburg High School, Leesburg Florida) 
Hard working forward...creates opportunies by playing quickly and simply.
2000: Saw action against Alabama A&M, Tennessee Tech, Trevecca, and UCF. 

Jackets In College: Leesburg High's Jordan commits to play soccer at Salem, May 2, 2012

Leesburg High's Jordan commits to play soccer at Salem 

May 02, 2012

Fruitland Park, FL- The Salem College soccer program is pleased to announce that Hannah Jordan has committed and deposited to attend Salem next fall. Jordan played soccer for Coach Israel Ramos at Leesburg High School in Florida.

The Salem soccer team is coming off an 11-5-2 season, and their third straight trip to the Great South Athletic Conference semifinals in 2011. The program currently has 3 straight 10 win seasons, and they have a 38-15-3 record over that span.

Jordan, a midfielder, played varsity soccer at Leesburg and also at The Villages High School. She was a second team Daily Commercial All-Area selection as a senior. She was selected to the Lake County All Star Game in 2012, and she led the Yellow Jackets in assists.

Jordan also played club soccer for the Lake County Soccer Club from 2007-2011. She was a member of the Beta Club, the Debate Club, and the FCA at Leesburg. She is the daughter of Wendy and Mark Jordan.

Salem College is a NCAA Division III institution located in Winston-Salem, NC. Salem is the oldest educational institution for women in the United States, and was founded in 1772. The institution boasts a proud history of fostering independence in women. 


Jackets In College: Lindsey Bosshardt Samford University Profile

Lindsey’s speed and ability to find passing lanes will help her adjust to college willing to play physically in the midfield and could help battle in the center and on the wings.



Jackets In College: Samford Is Next Step For Bosshardt, March 15, 2001

By Joe Williams of The Sentinel Staff
March 15, 2001

LEESBURG -- When Leesburg's Lindsey Bosshardt's senior soccer season began late in the fall, playing soccer in college was not high on her priority list.

But as the season's games began dwindling away, continuing her playing career became more important.
On Wednesday, Bosshardt signed with the Samford University's women's soccer program, where she will join former Leesburg teammate Anna Braun.

"At the beginning of the season, it [playing in college] wasn't too important, but at the end of the season, I couldn't picture myself not playing soccer,'' Bosshardt said. "Soccer is something I have always done. I started playing soccer in seventh grade and I have played every season since.''

Despite playing as a defender for much of the season, Bosshardt still scored six goals and had three assists this season. She may eventually move into the role of a midfielder in college.

"She will do great at Samford wherever they play here,'' Leesburg Coach Emily Morgan said. "She transitions easily and I have confidence that she will do excellent. She is really looking forward to playing in college and she definitely has what it takes to be successful.

"She is a very well-rounded player, with one of her main strengths being her versatility.''

Bosshardt made a trip to Samford, located in Birmingham, Ala., in September and has been there to watch a few games.

Though she also considered going to Florida State University and Clemson solely for academic purposes, Samford always was her first choice.

It is a choice that her mother agrees with.

"I'm thrilled it all worked out,'' Sally Bosshardt said. "She absolutely fell in love with the campus when she visited there in September. I think she would have gone there even if she wasn't playing soccer.''

Though Bosshardt went into this season with some questions about whether she wanted to play soccer in college, her mother said she started working toward that goal a couple of years ago.

"I really think in her sophomore year she started to work to try to bring herself up to the level to play soccer in college,'' Sally Bosshardt said. "She is very competitive.''

Having Braun, a close friend and former high school teammate, playing for Samford helped Bosshardt in her decision to go to Samford. She earned a spot on the team through videotapes she sent to Coach Barry Spitzer.

Samford finished last season with an 8-8-1 regular-season record.

"I am really excited about it,'' Lindsey Bosshardt said. "I have visited there and watched a couple of games. I sent him some tapes and he [Spitzer] called me and told me I was on the team.''