Duke Women's Lacrosse BIO
24 Leigh Jester
2006: Was named to second team IWLCA/US Lacrosse and Inside Lacrosse All-America lists … named to IWLCA All-South first team … National Player of the Week by Inside Lacrosse and womenslacrosse.com on April 10 … named to the All-ACC team … started all 21 games … placed eighth on the all-time Duke record list for points in a season with 56, which ranked third on the team for 2006 … third on team with 40 goals and 16 assists … had eight goals and three assists in five ACC games … her 33 career assists rank sixth on Duke’s all time-list … picked up 27 ground balls, 15 draw controls and caused 10 turnovers … scored four goals and had eight ground balls against Holy Cross in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … tallied at least three goals six times … Academic All-ACC selection … named to the U.S. Elite squad … placed on the Dean’s List with distinction.
2005: Finished third on the team with 51 points … scored 38 goals and assisted on 13 others … recorded seven games with three or more goals including five of the last six games … posted a season-high four goals and two assists at Virginia … also scored four goals against Dartmouth … recorded at least one goal in 19 of her 21 games … started in 20 contests … scored on eight of her 18 free position shots … grabbed 36 ground balls to go along with 15 draw controls … selected to the NCAA All-Tournament team after scoring three goals in all three of Duke’s games … ACC All-Tournament choice … named to the Inside Lacrosse pre-season All-America third team … participated on the U.S. Developmental team … ACC Honor Roll selection.
2004: As a freshman, started all 19 games for the Blue Devils … selected to the ACC All-Tournament team … women’slacrosse.com All-America rookie team selection … finished the year fourth on the team with 27 points, second on the squad with 23 goals and with four assists … had a five-goal effort in 12-11 win over North Carolina … recorded three goals against both Vanderbilt and Georgetown … averaged more than one goal per game … made 50 percent of all shots … collected 25 ground balls … member of the U.S. Developmental team.
Prep: Member of the U.S. Under-19 World Cup training squad ... received the 2003 United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award ... The Record Player of the Year in 2003 ... North Jersey 2003 Female Athlete of the Season ... registered 67 goals and 50 assists as a senior en route to a first team all-state and all-North Jersey selection ... two-time team MVP … 2002 honorable mention All-America ... 2002 Academic All-America … second team all-state as a junior ... three-time team captain ... first team all-league three times ... league leading scorer with 57 goals and 40 assists as a junior ... club team - Metro Lacrosse ... led the team with 43 goals and 25 assists in 2001 ... finished her career with 302 points (184 goals and 118 assists) ... also a two-time all-state performer in soccer.
Personal: Born Leigh Turner Jester on September 1, 1984, in New York, N.Y. ... daughter of Bill and Pat Jester ... has one sister, Kelly (28), and one brother, Kevin (24) … majoring in art history with a concentration in architecture … spent the 2005 summer studying abroad in Rome.