13   Leah Gallegos
Leah Gallegos


Los Angeles, CA

High School:




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2003: A consensus All-American in 2003, Gallegos is the first Seminole player in school history to garner first team All-Ameri-can honors (SoccerBuzz)...named FSU's first CSTV All-American (2nd Team) and first Soc-cer Times All-American (2nd Team)... Gallegos was also the first Florida State player that ever received an All-American honor from the NCSAA (3rd Team) and the first Seminole to ever be named first team all-region by the coaches association...also named first team all-region by Soccer-Buzz... just the third Seminole in school his-tory to be named All-ACC first team...the only Seminole ever to be named ACC Player of the Week, to the ACC Championship All-Tournament team and to the All-ACC first team...Gallegos is the first FSU player ever to be on the All-ACC Freshman team and then be named an All-ACC first team selec-tion as a sophomore...garnered Soccer America Team of the Week honors for the third time in her career in 2003 joining Kelly Rowland as the only two Seminoles to ever win that award three times...also named a SoccerBuzz Elite Team Member for the sec-ond time in her career...the only Florida State player to ever receive five national weekly honors in her career...just the second Semi-nole ever to receive ACC Player of the Week honors twice in her career as well... the striker was named ACC Player of the Week and placed on both the Soccer America and SoccerBuzz Teams of the Week in the same week. Gallegos is the only player in FSU his-tory that has ever won all three awards in one week and she has now done it twice...named to the KUStore.com All-Tour-nament Team...Gallegos had a record-break- ing season that saw her establish new marks for season goals (18), game-winning goals in a season (7), multi-goal games in a sea-son (5), shots (109) and shots on goal (60)...her 39 points were the second-most ever recorded by a Seminole player in a single season...40% Gallegos' 25 goals have been game-winners...tied an FSU record with four goals in a game and eight points in a contest versus FAU...became just the third player ever at FSU to reach 10 goals scored in just 13 games...recorded points in 12 of FSU's 26 games and six of the games came against NCAA Tournament teams... Gallegos has scored more goals in her first two seasons than any player in FSU history... of players who have more than one year at FSU, no player has averaged more points per game than Gallegos (1.25/game)...after just two seasons, Gallegos is second all-time in career game-winning goals (10) and is tied for first in career multi-goal games (6)...she is already second all-time for shots., third all-time for goals and fourth all-time for points...(in the ACC) led the ACC in game-winning goals and game-winning goals per game becoming just the second Seminole ever to lead the conference in a statistical category...finished second in the conference in goals scored, goals per game and shots...was third in the ACC in shots per game...finished fourth overall in points and fifth in points per game...led the Tribe in goals, points, game-winning goals, shots and shots on goal in ACC games...now holds the career record for multi-goal games ver-sus ACC opponents with two...second all-time with six ACC goals and two game-win-ning goals, third all-time with 15 conference points and just six shots away from break-ing that career record as well...she also holds the career record for shots in the ACC Tour- nament and the single game record as well. (in the NCAA) a vital player in the Tribe's run to the College Cup as she scored golden goals in back-to-back games Auburn and then in the Sweet 16 versus West Virginia on top of recording two assists...after record-ing just one point in her first-ever NCAA's in 2002, Gallegos led FSU in goals, points, shots, shots on goal and game-winning goals in 2003...she is already FSU's career leader for shots, game-winning goals, game-winning assists and golden goals in NCAA Tournament play...currently second in career NCAA Tournament assists and third all-time in career goals and points...in two seasons at FSU, Gallegos has helped FSU win four of its six NCAA Tournament games via either a game-winning goal or assist...she is the first Seminole to ever score a golden goal in the NCAA's and she did it in back-to-back weeks. (2003 highlights) recorded the first of her school record five multi-goal games in the Tribe's first win of 2003 over Jacksonville... brought FSU back from a 1-0 deficit against Maryland in a match FSU went on to win 2- 1...followed that game with back-to-back game-winning goals...the first came in a 3- 0 win over UCF, which was her second game-winner of the season...she then went out and had another dominant ACC game with two goals including the game-winner in a vic-tory over No. 12 Duke...the three goals and two game-winners brought her ACC Player of the Week honors and landed her on both the Soccer America and SoccerBuzz Teams of the Week in the same week. Gallegos is the only player in FSU history that has ever won all three awards in one week and she has now done it twice...recorded the sec-ond hat trick of her career with a four goal outing against FAU...her four goals tied the record for goals and points in a single game and moved her into a first place tie for ca-reer hat tricks...scored both goals in FSU's 2-1 win over seventh-seeded Wake Forest in the opening round of the ACC Champion-ships... recorded two assists in the Seminoles' 5-0 opening round win over Dartmouth in the NCAA Tournament...followed that game up with her first-ever NCAA Tournament goal versus Auburn. The goal came in the 2nd minute of the second overtime. It was the first golden goal ever for FSU in the NCAA Tournament...scored one of the big-gest goals in FSU history in the 100th minute of OT versus West Virginia. With just 21 sec-ond left before heading to a shootout in the Sweet 16 with West Virginia, Gallegos col-lected a pass from Jez Ratliff on the right side of the box. The sophomore buried the goal sending Florida State to its first ever Elite Eight and eventually on to the College Cup.

2002: All-ACC rookie selection posted one of the most prolific offensive seasons by any Seminole rookie in program history... received ACC Player of the Week, Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week and Soccer America Team of the Week honors...first FSU freshman to ever receive ACC Player of the Week honors...established a new rookie record for shots and finished in the top five all-time for FSU freshman in goals, points, assists and game-winning goals...led Florida State freshmen in every offensive category ...appeared in every game and started the last 14 games of the year...tied the fresh-man record for assists and recorded the third-best season ever by any Seminole with seven assists...her 2002 season produced record-setting numbers for an FSU rookie. Gallegos finished fifth all-time for goals, fourth in points and second in game-win-ning goals all-time amongst freshman... finished the season second on the team in goals, game-winning goals, shots and shots on goal...led the team in assists...she also stacked up with the best all-time for single season numbers finishing the top five for assists, shots, shots on goal and game-win-ning goals. (in the ACC) appeared in all seven games and led all FSU freshmen with six starts...was second amongst all ACC freshmen in assists and was in the top five in the conference for goals scored among rook-ies... one of just three rookies to be named an ACC Player of the Week in 2002...named ACC Player of the Week after becoming the first FSU player to ever record a hat trick in an ACC game...recorded an assists in three straight ACC games at one point during the season. (in the NCAA) saw action in all three of FSU's NCAA Tournament games...the only Seminole freshman to start an NCAA Tour-nament game in 2002...recorded an assist in the Tribe's win over Auburn. (2002 High-lights) after recording her first goal (Miami) and assists (Missouri), Gallegos had a break-out match versus Clemson. The freshman scored three goals in less than 30 minutes including a golden goal in recording just the seventh hat trick in program history and the first ever in an ACC match. Her hat trick was the first by an FSU freshman in four years and resulted in her garnering ACC Player of the Week honors...against the Gators, Gallegos breathed new life back into FSU as she equalized 15 minutes after the Gators took the lead...notched the second game-winner of her career versus UCF as she broke a 1-1 tie with just over 10 minutes remain-ing in the game...recorded another game-winning goal for the Tribe at George Mason to close out FSU's regular season road schedule...recorded her first NCAA Tour-nament point in FSU's win over Auburn sending the Tribe to the Sweet 16. Not only assisted on the game-winning goal but she was a handful for the Tigers all day long. Her run at the Tiger goal in the 19th minute resulted in a Florida State free kick that put FSU up 1-0. Her game-win-ning assists came with under four minutes remaining in the game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Playing at Franklin H.S. in Los Angeles and South Pasadena High, Gallegos was a first-team all-league selection for three straight seasons, an all-CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) selection for two seasons, an all-area first team selection for two years and named league MVP during her junior and sopho-more seasons...as a sophomore, was also named area MVP...scored 29 goals as a freshman and followed that up by setting a new record with 46 as a sophomore...as a junior, Gallegos scored 43 more goals and set the record for career goals at South Pasa-dena with 118, which broke the previous rcord of 92 that was established over a four-year span...also recorded 40 assists in three seasons.

ODP EXPERIENCE: After her All-American season, Gallegos was called into her first US National Team camp in August with the U-21's...she is the first FSU player ever to participate in a U-21 national camp ...spent two years with the California state team with the U-15's and U-17's...was a California state team pool player with the U-14's and U-16's.

CLUB: Played her club ball with the Santa Anita Strikers for seven years...won the Surf Cup, summer and winter, four times in a row and participated in regional play in Utah after winning the Snickers National Cup Cal-South.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Luz and Deborah Gallegos...major is social science education...has three sisters Lucera, Maya and Gabriela.

2002 23/14 64 7 7 21 3 3
2003 26/26 109 18 3 39 7 1


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