21 Jon Leathers
21 Jon Leathers
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150
Year: Senior
Hometown: Athens, Ga.
High School: Prince Avenue Christian
Position: Defender
2006: Named Southern Conference Player of the Year after leading a Furman defense that contributed to a league-best 10 shutouts and a 0.77 goals against average, also the top mark in the conference...named first-team all-conference for the second consecutive year...recognized on the NSCAA All-South Region first team...selected as Furman's Male Athlete of the Year and team MVP...behind Leathers, Furman gave up only 15 goals in 2006...earned third-team recognition on Top Drawer Soccer Men's College Team of the Season...named to the PDL All-Conference team this past summer. 2005: Started all 20 matches on defense and earned All-Southern Conference accolades as a sophomore...earned third-team All-South Region honors...registered one assist while guiding Paladin defense that allowed just 23 goals. 2004: One of just four Paladins to play in and start every match during the 2004 season...earned second-team All-Southern Conference honors...recorded three shots. High School/Club: Played club soccer for the Concorde Fire with teammate Chris Davis...guided the Fire to three state championships, three regional championships and the 2002 national title...scored the game-winning goal in the national championship match...member of the Georgia state and Region III ODP teams...also lettered in cross country and track during prep career...member of the National Beta Club. Personal: Full name is Jonathan Scott Leathers...born November 5, 1985 in Athens, Georgia...son of Lee and Vera Leathers...majoring in business administration. Did You Know...Jon's favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."