Leslie Osborne ’05 has been inducted into the Santa Clara University Athletics Hall of Fame. One of the most decorated athletes in school history, Osborne was a three-time first team All-American and 2004 Honda Award winner, as the nation’s top women’s soccer player. She was also a two-time WCC Player of the Year (2003-04) and earned spots on the 2001 and 2004 College Cup All-Tournament team. Orborne was instrumental in leading the Broncos to the 2001 National Championship, as well as the national semifinals in 2002 and 2004. Only five players in school history have more postseason goals than Osborne who ranks seventh in the Santa Clara record book in both career goals (44) and points (122). Her jersey (No. 10) is one of only four to be honored by Santa Clara and she was inducted into the WCC Hall of Honor in 2014.

The native of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, was a longtime member of the U.S. National team and competed in the 2007 FIFA World Cup. She also competed professionally for eight seasons (2005-13) with FC Gold Pride, Boston Breakers, and Chicago Red Stars, serving as team captains for all three organizations. Her jersey was retired at Santa Clara in 2011 and for the Boston Breakers in 2015. In her second year as Santa Clara’s assistant athletics director for intercollegiate sports and student-athlete leadership, Osborne has a number of other interests, including serving as a national advisory board member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, an official ambassador for Puma, and TV soccer analyst for FOX Sports. Osborne is also the co-founder of Sweat Cosmetics.

29 Oct 2018