Men's Soccer

John DeLeon
John DeLeon


Novi, Mich.

High School:
Novi High School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160





Oakland Draws Valparaiso 1-1 in First Horizon League Match

Matt Rickard scored the equalizer in the 80th minute


Oakland Falls to Western Illinois 3-1 in Championship Match

Joey Tinnion scored the Golden Grizzlies lone goal.


Oakland Plays for Title on Senior Night vs Eastern Illinois

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


John DeLeon Collects Weekly Award

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


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

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


Oakland vs. Oregon State

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


Oakland vs. Eastern Illinois

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


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.


Oakland men's soccer vs. Western Illinois

Oakland defeats Western Illinois 5-1.


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

▪ 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

▪ 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

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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