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Javier Leija

#10 Javier Leija

HT. 5-8
WT. 150
HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Irving, Texas (Irving HS)

2018 (Sophomore):

  • Appeared in 12 games with three starts and logged 491 minutes
  • Recorded two goals and two assists
  • Tallied six total points on the season
  • Took 12 corners, which ranked second on the team
  • Landed five of 13 shots on goal

2017 (Redshirt Freshman):

  • Sat out due to medical redshirt

2016 (Freshman): 

  • 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


  • 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 professional sports team is FC Barcelona