Men's Soccer

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John DeLeon
John DeLeon

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Novi, Mich.

High School:
Novi High School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160

Position:
Defender/Midfielder

Birthdate:
10/01/1993

Major:
Pre-Medicine



09/06/2013

Oakland Draws Valparaiso 1-1 in First Horizon League Match

Matt Rickard scored the equalizer in the 80th minute

11/11/2012

Oakland Falls to Western Illinois 3-1 in Championship Match

Joey Tinnion scored the Golden Grizzlies lone goal.

11/02/2012

Oakland Plays for Title on Senior Night vs Eastern Illinois

The Golden Grizzlies play on Saturday at 7 p.m.

10/29/2012

John DeLeon Collects Weekly Award

It is the first time the OU defender has won the award this season.

10/28/2012

10-Man Oakland Rallies to Beat Omaha 2-1 in OT

John DeLeon scored the overtime match-winner for the Golden Grizzlies.

09/08/2013

Oakland vs. Oregon State

The men's soccer team took on Oregon State Sunday at the OU Soccer Field

11/03/2012

Oakland vs. Eastern Illinois

The Oakland men's soccer took on Eastern Illinois on Senior Night at the OU Soccer Field.

10/13/2012

Oakland vs UMKC - Oct. 13, 2012

The Golden Grizzlies beat the Kangaroos 3-1 at the OU Soccer Field. Kyle Bethel scored twice in the win.

09/29/2012

Oakland men's soccer vs. Western Illinois

Oakland defeats Western Illinois 5-1.

09/26/2012

Oakland vs Duquesne - Sept. 26, 2012

Matt Dudley scored the golden-goal in double-OT as Oakland beat Dusquesne 2-1 at the OU Soccer Field on Sept. 26, 2012

Career Game-by-Game

2013:
▪ Played in 11 matches making 10 starts
▪ Member of defense that did not allow a goal in 402:42 of action during season
▪ Finished with three shots on goal

2011:
▪ Saw action in nine games, making seven starts for the Golden Grizzlies
▪ Made his collegiate debut against Marshall (9/16) and his first start against IPFW (10/15)
▪ Earned Summit League Defensive Player of the Week honors on Nov. 7

High School:
▪ Earned three varsity letters in soccer at Novi High School, where he was a two-time team captain
▪ Was named second team all-state and was the area player of the year as a senior
▪ He was a two-time all-district and all-area player
▪ Helped Novi win the Kensington Lakes Athletic Association Division title and helped NHS to a pair of district championships
▪ He was the first player ever to earn the captains armband for two seasons at Novi
▪ Also wrestled at Novi for one varsity season
▪ Played club soccer for Vardar Academy
▪ Participated with the United States Olympic Development Program (ODP) and was on the state team from 2005-07

Top Athletic Performance:
▪ Being named Player of the Year by his local newspaper in the same season that he earned second team All-State honors

Reasons for Choosing OU:
1. Oakland is an excellent
2. The first-rate facilities on campus
3. The academic support

Personal:
Full Name:
John Marcel DeLeon
Birthdate: October 1, 1993
Parents: Florence and John DeLeon
> His father played hockey up to the Major Junior A levels
Siblings: Gabrielle
Other Family Members: He has a cousin, Justine Brish, who attends Oakland and performs with the dance team

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