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9  Karen De Leon
Karen De Leon

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Las Cruces, New Mexico

High School:
Mayfield

Height:
5-9

Position:
F

Experience:
1L


2009 - REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Saw playing time in 14 matches ... made her lone start against Oklahoma ... had two goals and two assists for six points ... opened the season with a goal against UTSA ... the goal was her first since the 2007 season ... added her first assist against UTEP ... netted the equalizer at the start of the second half against Weber State for her second goal ... added her other assist against Kansas ... played a season-high 70 minutes against the Jayhawks ... netted both of her two shot attempts ... second team Academic All-Big 12 selection.

2008 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
Redshirted season after suffering a leg injury prior to the season.

2007 - FRESHMAN SEASON
Played in all 17 matches, while making nine starts ... finished the season with two goals and two assists for a total of six points ... connected on her first-career goal against UTSA ... also provided her first career assist earlier in the UTSA match ... had the assist on the game-winning goal by Zhaleh Rezaie against Nebraska ... had a career-high three shots against both UTSA and Missouri ... finished the season with 21 shots and 15 shots-on-goal ... her .714 shot-on-goal percentage was second highest on the team ... made her first career start against Texas State.

MAYFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead Mayfield High to First Team All-District all four years ... served as team captain 2005 and 2006 ... during her sophomore campaign named All-State Honorable Mention and All-Tourney at the Farmington High Tournament ... led Mayfield High to first team All-State and a second-place finish in the Snicker State Cup in 2005 ... honored with District Player of the Year and team MVP after leading the 5-A State in scoring her junior year ... participated in Regional in 2005 ... named second team All-State and 24kt Gold Student at Mayfield High School as a senior.

PERSONAL
Born September 30, 1988, to Case De Leon and Gloria Marquez ... has a brother, Casey, and a sister, Cassandra ... sister plays soccer for New Mexico State ... played for Rio Vista FC 89 who were State Champions in 2005 ... majoring in exercise sports science.

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