Women's Soccer
Lesley Kiesling - Women's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 36


  • position Forward
  • height 5-8
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown North Canton, Ohio
  • Previous School Milwaukee
  • Major MA in Counseling

2023 (Graduate-Student): 

  • Played in 12 matches off the bench for Kentucky
  • Finished the season with 121 minutes of action
  • Had three shots, including a shot on goal vs. Murray State
  • 2023 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2022 (Senior):

  • Appeared in 10 matches during first season at Kentucky
  • Scored a goal in 4-0 win vs. Eastern Kentucky
  • Had three shots on the year, two of which were on goal
  • Totaled 115 minutes on the season
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

From Milwaukee:

2021: Put together a stellar campaign, finishing among the Horizon League leaders with her 25 points and 10 goals … played in all 21 games on the season, making 13 starts … her 25 points was second on the team and ranked third in the Horizon League … was second on the roster with 10 goals, a number that ranked second in the conference … her 52 shots (third) and 25 shots on goal (fifth) were also Top 5 in the Horizon League … put her stamp on the 6-0 win over Western Illinois in game two of the season (in just 38 minutes of playing time) Aug. 22, scoring a pair of first-half goals in a span of less than four minutes … found the back of the net her next outing against Eastern Kentucky Aug. 27 … tallied the eventual game-winner in the 42nd minute of the 2-1 defeat of Wright State Sept. 16 … posted back-to-back multi-goal outings against Cleveland State Sept. 23 and Youngstown State three days later, scoring a pair of goals in each contest … picked up Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week honors for her efforts … assisted the game-winner in overtime against Purdue Fort Wayne Oct. 2 … set up the insurance goal in the 2-0 win over IUPUI Oct. 7 … also picked up assists against Detroit Mercy Oct. 14 as well as on the 67th-minute game-winner in the 2-0 win over Oakland Oct. 23 … shined brightest at the Horizon League Tournament, earning Most Valuable Player honors and a spot on the All-Tournament Team after netting the game-winner against Green Bay in the first round Nov. 4 and tallying the insurance goal that put the game away against Oakland in the 76th minute of the title game two days later … named to the Top Drawer Soccer Women’s Team of the Week Nov. 9 for her efforts … came through with one of the biggest assists of the season against #14 Xavier in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Nov. 13, setting up the lone goal in MKE’s 1-0 victory … named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2020 (COVID-shortened): Made appearances in 11 games on the spring campaign… made season debut with 22 minutes of action in the opener against Robert Morris Feb. 3 … recorded a trio of shots that day against the Colonials … played a season-high 44 minutes in the 2-1 victory over Cleveland State March 10 …  saw 36 minutes in the shutout of Green Bay March 30 … played 13 minutes in the NCAA Tournament victory over Elon April 28 and 12 against No. 1 Florida State in the second round May 1 … named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2019: Saw action in four games on the season … made collegiate debut in the season opener at DePaul Aug. 22, playing a season-high 51 minutes … recorded a pair of shots against Northern Illinois Aug. 26 … also appeared in MKE’s win over Indiana State Aug. 30 and against Eastern Kentucky Sept. 1.

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