15 Leigh Kosco
Leigh Kosco

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carlisle, Pa.

High School:
Carlisle

Height:
6-0

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/25/1981

Experience:
3L



Expected to be a dominant force up front for Army ... fully recovered and will be key component to Army's success in 2005 after battling through major injury that limited performance past two years ... despite recuperating from injury last year that sidelined her in 2003, still managed to rank among Army's and the league's leaders in scoring ... among Army's top four returning scoring leaders who accounted for 21 of last year's 27 goals and 12 of 21 assists ... expected to create havoc for opponents ... should break into Army's Top 10 career list in goals (13), assists (6) and points (32) along with game winners (5) this year ... viable threat who has ability to score goals and will once again be go-to player in team's scheme ... expected to have tremendous season ... played at George Mason prior to attending Army, but granted additional year of eligibility after being red-shirted sophomore year ... candidate for Patriot League all-star and NSCAA regional honors ... three-year letterwinner.

2004: One of just seven players to appear in all 20 games ... drew starts in all but one ... finished third on the team in scoring 12 points (5 goals, 2 assists) and shots (30) ... scored both goals in 2-0 blanking of Manhattan sparking Army to first win of the season en route to scoring goals in two of first three games ... closed out scoring in 3-1 win over Air Force at Military Academies Classic ... Army went on to defeat Navy en route to posting first service-academy sweep since 1997 ... header in final nine minutes of regulation notched equalizer in 1-1 double overtime tie with Colgate as Army closed out Patriot League regular-season play 3-1-3 ... tied for 12th in league in goals and 16th in points.

2003: Started off season looking to pick up where she left in 2002 as one of the premier players up front on a talent-rich squad ... set up Army's opening goal in the season opener versus Gardner-Webb in a first-round match of the High Point Classic in N.C. ... crossing pass was converted by Alison Mulnix just 1:20 into the match for the quickest goal of the season ... fired three shots in 3-0 blanking of Manhattan in home opener before suffering season-ending injury during trip to St. Louis, Mo., in opening round match against Air Force at the Military Academies Classic ... drew starts in all three matches in boosting career total to 20.

2002: One of two freshman to emerge as a scoring leader after earning starting nod in all 17 games ... started season at midfield, but quickly moved to forward to capitalize on scoring abilities ... tallied eight goals to tie for lead on the team with fellow plebe Delaney Brown and finished second to her in scoring (19 points), shots (38) and shots on goal (19) ... leader in game-winners with four ... tied for seventh in goals (0.47) and ranked eighth in points per game (1.12) ... first goal at Army proved game-winner in 1-0 blanking of Albany first weekend of competition ... had a goal and assist in wins over Rider (4-1) and Marist (4-0) ... assisted on the game-winner in Rider win after tying the game 1-1 ... notched three game-winners over four-game span ... scored one-third of Army's nine league goals ... one of two freshmen and four Black Knights to earn first team all-league honors.

Prior to West Point: Midfielder and forward who played at George Mason before joining the Academy ... finished among the scoring leaders with nine points (3 goals, 3 assists) and two game-winners as a reserve ... named to the Connecticut all-state team in 2000 while attending Choate Rosemary Hall.

High School: Named Middle Pennsylvania's player of the year and tabbed for Harrisburg Patriot Central Pennsylvania Big 11 team as a senior at Carlisle High in 1999 ... all-state honors along with first team Middle Pennsylvania selection ... school record holder in assists and second in goals ... played for the Super Nova club team for eight years.

Personal: Given name is Caroline Leigh Kosco ... born March 25,1981 ... parents' names are William and Betty Kosco ... father is a 1962 USMA graduate ... fourth generation West Pointer ... great uncle William Connor was the Superintendent from 1929-32 ... majoring in Systems Engineering.

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