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LeiLanni Nesbeth

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LeiLanni Nesbeth - Soccer - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated June 2021)
position
Forward/Midfielder
height
5'4"
Instagram
year
Junior
hometown
St. David's, Bermuda
high school
Bedes Senior School (UK)

Career Accolades:

* All-ACC Second Team (2022)
* 2021 National Champion

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:

* Started all 23 games for the Seminoles as their starting holding midfielder and was fourth on the team with 1,809 minutes played.
* Finished the season with two assists and a career-high six goals for a career-high 14 points.
* Played 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against No. 16 Auburn (8/25).
* Started and played 79 minutes in a 5-0 victory against Florida (9/4).
* Recorded one shot in a 5-0 victory against FGCU (9/8).
* Had one assist in FSU’s 5-1 win over Louisville (9/22).
* Scored her second goal of the season off of a corner kick by Jenna Nighswonger in FSU’s 5-1 win over No. 12 Duke (10/13).
* Scored her third goal of the season in a 1-0 win over No. 20 Pitt (10/23).
* Put her fourth goal of the season in the back of the net to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead over Virginia Tech (10/27). FSU went on to win 4-1.
* Scored her fifth goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast (11/11) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
* Scored her career-high sixth goal this season in the 3-0 win over No. 19 Pitt (11/20) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

2021 HIGHLIGHTS:

* Played in 24 games with 17 starts for a total of 927 minutes.
* totaled one goal and three assists. Her three assists tied a career-high set in 2020.
* Scored her first goal of the season during a 4-0 win at FGCU (9/9).
* Recorded two assists from the corner during a 4-1 win against Boston College at home (9/18).
* Tallied an assist during the Seminoles’ 4-1 win against Miami (10/10).

2020 HIGHLIGHTS:

* Started in all 16 games for the Seminoles during the 2020-21 season, recording 595 minutes.
* Finished tied for the team lead in goals with five. Also recorded three assists.
* Score her second career goal and the game’s only goal against Louisville (Sept. 20) in the 60th minute, leading Florida State to a 1-0 win in their second game of the season.
* Earned her second game-winning goal of the season against Wake Forest (10/4) when she scored her second goal of the season in the sixth minute in FSU’s 4-0 win over the Demon Deacons.
* Put the Noles up 1-0 against Pitt (10/15) with her third goal of the season coming off of a rocket from 25 yards out into the bottom left corner of the net.
* Grabbed her fourth goal of the season in the Seminoles 4-3 win over No. 11 Virginia (10/18).
* Had an impressive showing in the ACC Tournament, finishing with one goal and three assists in three games, helping lead the Seminoles to their seventh ACC Championship in program history.
* Recorded and assist in FSU’s 4-0 win over No. 6 Duke in the ACC Tournament semifinal (11/13).
* Was a part of all three goals for Florida State in their 3-2 win over No. 1 North Carolina in the ACC Championship (11/15). She had one goal and two assists.

2019 HIGHLIGHTS:

* Played in 12 games as a freshman.
* Recorded a season-high 55 minutes against Samford.
* Registered a goal and an assist on the season.
* Her first career goal came as a game-winner against Virginia Tech (10/10) in overtime.
* First career point came against Boston College (9/19) in Florida State’s 5-4 win in the ACC opener.

Before FSU:

*Defensive MVP in Basketball for Bermuda in 2014
*Denton Hurdle Memorial Winner for football and cricket in 2015
*National Sport Award for Cricket in 2016
*Leading goal scorer in U17 Concacaf tournament in 2018 for Bermuda
*Received first England ISFA national cap vs Scotland in 2018
*Brighton and Hove Albion Ladies First Team Debut in 2018
*Bermuda 2018 Junior Female Athlete of the year for football
*Top scorer in the 2017 CONCACAF Caribbean qualifiers with 12 goals.

Personal:

*Daughter of Gauntlet Nesbeth and Latonya Garcia
*Played Cricket and Basketball
*Majoring in Sport Management and plans on playing professionally after college and then become a PE teacher.