Auburn Soccer Adds One More Signee

Feb. 17, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn soccer program added its 10th signee of the 2014 class last week, receiving a National Letter of Intent from Ellie Leek.

Leek is an attacking midfielder from Torfaen, Wales, United Kingdom. She played for Bristol Academy WFC under Coach David Edmondson.

In her club career, she has been a two-time Gloucester F.A. Champion and the F.A. Premier League Reserve Cup Champion.

Leek has also been a member of the Welsh women’s national team, earning two caps with the U-16 team, nine caps with the U-17 team and eight caps with the U-19 team. She has also participated in UEFA qualification with the U-17 and U-19 teams.

Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa is looking forward to adding another attacking player to the 2014 signing class.

“We are really excited about Ellie signing with Auburn,” Hoppa said. “She brings a different dimension to our team with her technical and tactical abilities as an attacking center mid.  She is a true play maker and will be a great addition to our already dynamic attack.”

Leek is the daughter of Glyndwr Leek and Sharon Clancy. She has one sister, Harriet, and three brothers: Lloyd, Connor and Dan.

Also signing with Auburn this spring are: goalkeeper Sarah Le Beau (Crystal Lake, Ill. / ); defenders Nicole Niro (Barrington, Ill. / Barrington High School); midfielders Katie Grunder (Bellbrook, Ohio / Archbishop Alter High School) and Courtney Schell (St. Augustine, Fla. / Bartram Trail High School); and forwards Hannah Alspach (Denton, Texas / Denton Guyer High School), Kristen Dodson (Aurora, Ill. / Waubonsie Valley High School), Kellsie Gleason (Adelanto, Calif. / Serrano High School), Sydney Lurie (Johns Creek, Ga. / Johns Creek High School), and Maddie Coats (Orlando, Fla. / Lake Highland Preparatory School).

To read about Auburn’s other 2014 signees, click here.

The Tigers won their first spring game of 2014 last Saturday, defeating Jacksonville State, 3-0. Auburn got two goals from freshman Brooke Ramsier and one from her sister, Casie.

AU’s next game of the spring will come against Tennessee Tech on March 1 at the Auburn Soccer Complex. First kick for the match is scheduled for 1 p.m. and is free to the public.

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2014 Spring Auburn Soccer Schedule





Feb. 15      

Jacksonville St.     


W, 3-0

March 1

Tennessee Tech


1 p.m.

March 22


Baton Rouge, La.

1 p.m.

March 29

West Florida



April 6



1 p.m.