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20 - Leighton Welch
Leighton Welch
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Bronxville, N.Y.
High School: Bronxville
Position: Defender

Freshman (2009):
Saw action in two games during rookie season.

Before Harvard:
Five-year member of the varsity soccer team ... Team captain senior year ... Defensive MVP ... Named All-League five times and All-Section three times ... Led high school team to state championship senior year ... Earned six varsity letters in tennis and four in track and field ... Tennis captain junior and senior years ... AP Scholar with Distinction.

Dad, Leighton '83, played soccer at Harvard ... Uncles, Miles Welch '86, Chris Welch '88, Gardiner Welch '92 and Sam Welch '95 played soccer for the Crimson ... Cousin, Elizabeth Bast '09, was a member of the Harvard fencing team ... Mother, Beatrice, played field hockey and lacrosse at Williams ... Cousins, Robby Frisbey '13 and Katrina Welch '12, also attend Harvard.