Javier Leija

#13 Javier Leija

HT. 5-6
WT. 141
HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Irving, Texas (Irving HS)

2016: Played in 15 games with four starts...Scored his first goal as a Bison against rival Belmont (9/13) in a 4-2 win...Tallied an assist in his first game as a Bison against FAU (8/26)...Three points tied for the most amongst Bison freshmen...Took 14 corners, the fourth-most on the team.

High School: Prepped at Irving High School under head coach Jackie Danford...Led the Tigers to a Region III Championship and finished as a national finalist in 2012 and 2013...Named MVP of IHS in 2012 after helping them to the National Top 11...Attended U.S. Soccer Development Academy from 2013-16...

Personal: Son of Margarito and Mario Leija...Has three brothers - Hector, Esteban and Armando...Chose Lipscomb over University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and St. Mary’s...Favorite TV show is Prison Break...Favorite professional sports team is FC Barcelona.