Garden City High School: 4 year letterwinner for lacrosse, 3 year letter winner for soccer. Academically, ranked 4th in her class (2015). Soccer Scholar Athlete Award (2013), Scholar Athlete each season for lacrosse from 2012-2015, Spanish Honor Society 2014-2015, Psychology Department Award 2015. Athletically, Lacrosse All-County honorable mention 2015, National Strength and Conditioning Associating All-American 2015. Won 2012 state championship in lacrosse, 2013 state championship in soccer.
Personal: Psychology major. Daughter of Patricia and Joseph Leighton. Has one brother, Joey, who plays basektball at Middlebury College. Played in high school with current teammates Tara Deangelo and Sarah Kaval. Transferred from Holy Cross, where she also played lacrosse. Enjoys running half marathons, FlyWheel classes, cooking and art. Chose Villanova for it's amazing sense of community and unity amongst students and alumni.