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Leonie Kijewski
17  Leonie Kijewski

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Pocking, Germany

High School:
Wilhelm-Diess Gymnasium Pocking

Height:
5-2

Position:
MF

Experience:
HS

PRIOR TO UTEP):Started playing soccer at the age of 14 in Egglfing, Bavaria ... competes in a league called "Bezirksliga" ... took part in foreign exchange program and ended up in El Paso ... started in the JV soccer team of Chapin High School ... sustained an injury that prevented her from being promoted to the varsity team ... upon return home, continued to play for Egglfing before being requested by an Austrian team ... has been a starter for the squad since 2011 ... it competes in "Landesliga", the third-highest league in the Austrian system ... scored the game-winning goal to advance team into the quarterfinals of the "Inviertler-Cup" in November 2012 ... practices with a local men's team (SV Pocking) and her current team (SV Weilbach/Antiesenhofen).

PERSONAL: Daughter of Gabrielle Klimmt-Kijewski, who is a physical-education teacher, and Jochen Kijewski, a doctor ... has one brother, who studies medicine in Budapest, Hungary.

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