Leonard Griffin
Leonard Griffin

Player Profile

Palmdale, CA

High School:
Littlerock HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185



2003 -- First-team all-conference selection ... One of just two players to start in all 23 games ... Named to Soccer America's Team of the Week for Oct. 20-26 after contributing to road shutouts at Stanford and Cal and assisting on the game-winner at Stanford ... Ranked fifth on the team with four assists ... Assisted on the game-winner against Cal State Fullerton and in both games against Stanford ... Led UCLA's defense to a school record-tying 0.52 team goals against average.

2002 -- Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ...Helped lead a Bruin defense that posted nine shutouts and a team goals against average of 0.76 ... Registered one assist in the win over San Diego State.

2001 -- Key member of UCLA defense that shut out nine opponents and held eight teams to 10 shots or less in a game ...Had a two-assist game at San Francisco for his only points of the season ... Played in all 23 games with 18 starts.

2000 -- Played in all 19 games, registering 10 starts ...Scored his first collegiate goal Sept. 6 against San Diego State ... Also scored the game's first goal at Cal State Fullerton ... Member of the U.S. U-20 National Team pool.

High School -- Member of the U-18 and U-17 National Team pools ...Played with the U-18s at the 1999 U.S. Soccer Festival and assisted on the winning goal in his team's last game ...Four year letterman at Littlerock HS under coach Eric Stanford ...Team MVP as a junior and senior ... Daily News first-team all-area selection in 1999-2000 ...First-team all-league selection his last three years ... Earned second-team all-league as a freshman ...Holds the school scoring record with 24 goals in 1999-2000 ...Also competed in track and field his senior year ... Played club soccer with the Santa Anita Heat, along with fellow Bruins John Carson and Ty Maurin ... Helped the Heat win the League Cup in 1999.

Personal -- Describes his biggest athletic thrills as winning the national championship and playing with the national team ...Admires French National Team member Zinedine Zidane and Brazilian star Roberto Carlos ...Full name is Leonard Lamar Griffin ... Born Sept. 11, 1982 in Pasadena, CA ... Sociology major.

Career Statistics

Yr GP GS Sh Gl A Pts
2000 19 10 12 2 0 4
2001 23 18 11 0 2 2
2002 24 23 14 0 1 1
2003 23 23 16 0 4 4
Totals 89 74 53 2 7 11