21 John Leisman
21 John Leisman
Height: 6-1
Weight: 167
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Rockhurst
Position: F/M
Residential College: Morse
g 0
a 1
pts 1
gw 0

2018: Appeared in all 16 games… Started five… Assisted on the game-winning goal late in the second half vs. Army.

2017: One of only five players to appear in all 16 games... Tied for second on the team with two goals... Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Hartford.

2016: The top scoring freshman with seven points (3 goals, 1 assist)… Three goals tied for second overall on the team… Had the game-winning goal against Saint Joseph’s… One of only six players to appear in all 16 games.

Academy: Full time U.S. Soccer Development Academy player for Sporting Kansas City… Captain U18 Academy… Captain of U18 U.S. Youth Futsal National Team… Scored four goals in three games… Captain of U16 U.S. Youth Futsal National Team… Scored two goals in each of the three games and helped team to three victories… Played in 2014-15 Generation Adidas Cup… Helped lead Sporting Kansas City to a pair of State Cup championships.

ODP: 2011 U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional… Region II Captain.

Academic Awards: AP Spanish Award for top student… National Merit Finalist… Math team state letterman… Ignatian Honors, highest honors all eight semesters.

Personal: Son of Sue Leisman… As part of Total Ignatian Experience visited Robbins, Tennessee, working with Appalachia Habitat for Humanity on building homes for those in need, and Tijuana, Mexico, working with Esperanza International to lay foundations and build homes in impoverished parts of city… Passionate about music.

3 QUESTIONS FOR LEISMAN

Biggest soccer influences and why?

"Istvan Urbanyi, my current soccer coach, has been my greatest soccer influence. He rekindles my passion for the game every single day at training. He's intense, but he's genuine and relatable, so I feel no pressure beyond my own desire to improve. He is extremely dedicated to analyzing every part of the game, not just the physical and tactical aspects, but the psychological and mental aspects as well. He treats his players as equals and gets to know them beyond their soccer abilities. He has truly been a mentor on and off the field."

Do you have an idol or hero?

"My hero is my grandma Kate, who lived with me for a large part of my childhood before passing away prior to my freshman year of high school. She influenced me in so many ways, always encouraging me to learn new things and pursue my interests."

Why Yale?

"Because I want to put myself in an environment that demands hard work and commitment not only on the field, but in the classroom and other areas as well. I want to surround myself with people who are passionate about their interests and love to challenge themselves. The remarkable sense of community, along with world-class facilities, make Yale the perfect place to pursue one's dreams."

 

Recent Games
Oct 13 at Cornell W, 2-1
Oct 16 at Army West Point W, 2-1
Oct 20 Penn T, 1-1
Oct 27 Columbia L, 2-1
Nov 3 at Brown L, 1-0
Nov 10 Princeton W, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 16 7
Games started 5 1
Goals 0 0
Assists 1 0
Points 1 0
Shots 5 0
Shot Pct .000 -
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 31 Niagara W, 1-0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 3 Fairfield L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 7 at Howard   - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Georgetown L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 14 Michigan St. T, 2-2 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 18 at Bryant W, 4-0 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 21 George Mason W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 23 at Fairleigh Dickinson W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 29 at Harvard L, 1-0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 6 at Dartmouth T, 1-1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 9 Vermont L, 3-0 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 13 at Cornell W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 16 at Army West Point W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 20 Penn T, 1-1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 27 Columbia L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 3 at Brown L, 1-0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 10 Princeton W, 1-0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2016-17 16 10 .19 .06 .44 .94 .200 .44 .467
2017-18 16 9 .13 .00 .25 .63 .200 .38 .600
2018-19 16 5 .00 .06 .06 .31 .000 .19 .600
Total 48 24 .10 .04 .25 .63 .167 .33 .533
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2016-17 16 10 3 1 7 15 .200 7 .467 0 0 0-0 1
2017-18 16 9 2 0 4 10 .200 6 .600 0 0 0-0 1
2018-19 16 5 0 1 1 5 .000 3 .600 0 0 0-0 0
Total 48 24 5 2 12 30 .167 16 .533 0 0 0-0 2
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 16 5 .00 .06 .06 .31 .000 .19 .600
Conference 7 1 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 8 2 .00 .00 .00 .38 .000 .13 .333
Away 8 3 .00 .13 .13 .25 .000 .25 1.000
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 2 .00 .14 .14 .14 .000 .14 1.000
Losses 6 3 .00 .00 .00 .67 .000 .33 .500
-
August 1 - .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
September 7 3 .00 .00 .00 .57 .000 .43 .750
October 6 2 .00 .17 .17 .17 .000 .00 .000
November 2 - .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 16 5 0 1 1 5 .000 3 .600 0 0 0-0 0
Conference 7 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
-
Home 8 2 0 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 0 0-0 0
Away 8 3 0 1 1 2 .000 2 1.000 0 0 0-0 0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
-
Wins 7 2 0 1 1 1 .000 1 1.000 0 0 0-0 0
Losses 6 3 0 0 0 4 .000 2 .500 0 0 0-0 0
-
August 1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
September 7 3 0 0 0 4 .000 3 .750 0 0 0-0 0
October 6 2 0 1 1 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
November 2 - 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0