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Career Highlights
• 2009 Preseason First-Team All-American
• 2008 Preseason Honorable Mention All-American
• 2008 First-Team All-Patriot League
• 2007 Second-Team All-Patriot League

Leone in 2008 (Jr.): Regarded as one of the premier defensive midfielders in the country, Leone was a First-Team All-Patriot League selection ... the recipient of the Lt. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Award, honoring Navy's most outstanding midfielder ... helped Navy secure a No. 3 national ranking in fewest goals allowed per game (scoring defense), surrendering 104 goals in 16 games (6.50) ... going into the NCAA quarterfinals, the Mids had been ranked No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks ... the Mids held 10 of their 16 opponents to seven or fewer goals, winning 22 in a row when achieving this feat ... it has given up double-figure goals just nine times in the last 46 games (2006-present) and 11 times in the last 62 games (2005-present) ... Navy held seven of its foes scoreless in the opening stanza ... Maryland, who owned the nation's seventh-ranked scoring offense, was unable to score against the Mids' defense for the first 41 minutes of the game ... held Lehigh and Holy Cross to a combined 36 shots (back-to-back games) ... held the Mountain Hawks without a shot in the first quarter, while the Crusaders managed just two shots in the opening half ... member of Navy's man-down defense that was ranked 16th in the country, stopping the EMO on 74.3 percent of the opportunities ... overall, the Mids surrendered nine extra-man goals and just two by Patriot League foes ... proved to be a scoring threat in transition, turning in six points on two goals and four assists ... has never turned in a multiple-point game during his career, posting one point nine time ... scored goals in back-to-back games, including his first career goal in the Mids' 4-3 win over Bucknell at home ... followed up with a goal against Colgate during the regular season ... produced assists against Ohio State, Cornell, Lehigh and Maryland ... fed teammate Tim Paul on Navy's fifth goal of the game against the Terps, proving to be the game-winner ... one of the top ground ball teams in the country, Leone ranked third on the squad with 36 grounders ... picked up a career-high five ground balls in Navy's 8-7 win over North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament.

2007 (So.): A Second-Team All-Patriot League selection who, along with Victor Barger, was the recipient of the Coach Willis P. Bilderback Award, honoring the Navy's most outstanding defensive player ... has developed into one of the top defensive midfielders in the country ... member of Navy's nationally-ranked (3rd) defensive unit that surrendered 6.60 goals per game ... held Patriot League foes to a league-low 5.50 goals per game ... Navy's defense surrendered double-digit goals in four contests, including just once to a Patriot League team (in a 15-10 win over Colgate during the regular season) ... turned in three assists, including his first-collegiate helper dealt out in Navy's 10-3 win over Saint Joseph's ... also handed out assists against Canisius and Colgate (Patriot League Tournament) ... picked up a career-high four ground balls in Navy's Star Game victory over Army.

2006 (Fr.): Saw action in all 15 contests where he was a member of the nation's No. 1-ranked scoring defense that surrendered just 5.47 goals per game and allowed double-digit goals only once during the season (in an 11-10 win by Navy over arch rival Army) ... picked up eight of his 15 grounders in Patriot League competition.

More on Leone: A 2004 graduate of Massapequa High School, Leone attended the Naval Academy prep school during the 2004-05 academic year ... a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse, he also earned two letters as a running back for the football team ... led Massapequa to the 2001 county lacrosse championship with a 12-3 record ... named all-county his junior and senior years ... earned Honorable Mention All-America recognition his senior campaign ... served as team captain of the football and lacrosse teams his senior year ... earned all-conference football honors in 2003 ... member of the Massapequa Honor Roll ... full name is Geoffrey Anthony Leone ... born March 5, 1986, in Queens, N.Y. ... son of Peter and Susan Leone ... majoring in History ... has service selected surface warfare.

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