|Hometown:||La Mirada, Calif.|
|High School:||Troy HS|
2016 Big West Doubles First Team
2016 Big West Athlete of the Week (March 9, 2016)
2016 Big West Spring All-Academic Team
2015 Big West Singles Honorable Mention
2015 Big West Doubles Second Team
2014 Big West Doubles Second Team
A 2016 Big West Conference Doubles First Team selection with partner Alexis Valenzuela becoming just the second Titan team in program history to receive BWC First Team accolades following Roseanne Alva and Kelli Moore in 1991…also named to the 2016 Big West Spring All-Academic Team…finished the year ranked 56th in the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Women's Rankings for doubles, including a rating of ninth in the Southwest Region…with a record of 14-2 and a Big West record of 6-1 in dual doubles play, De Leon and Valenzuela were the first No. 1 Titan doubles team to reach 14 dual victories and six Big West Conference victories since prior to 2001…the pair finished 1-1 against ranked opponents and 8-2 in its last 10 matches of the year…in singles action finished 17-6 in dual play at No. 2 (2-3), No. 3 (8-1) and No. 4 (7-2) in the lineup…boasted a 5-3 record in Big West Conference action and went 8-2 in her last 10 matches…was named the Big West Tennis Athlete of the Week on March 9 after she scored victories in singles and doubles play to help the Titans upset No. 56 Hawai'i, 4-2 (03/03)…helped the Titans make history as Fullerton recorded the program's first victory over San Diego State in the 30-match all-time series as the Titans scored a 5-2 win at Aztec Tennis Center. De Leon defeated Paola Diazde Regules 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 in the order and helped the Titans clinch the doubles point with a 6-4 victory over Isabelle Hoorn and Taylor Lederman (01/23)…during Fullerton’s record-making eight-match win streak from Feb. 3-March 7, boasted a 6-2 singles record and undefeated doubles mark of 6-0…additional key victories included a 6-1 win over Wyoming that ended a six-match losing streak to the Cowgirls that dated back to 2000 as De Leon defeated Tessa van Der Ploeg, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 4 in singles play and helped the Titans sweep the doubles point with a 6-3 victory over Magdalena Stencel and Nastya Tokareva (03/16)…snapped a 20-match losing streak to UC Irvine as the Titans won 6-1 with De Leon edging Stephanie Hazell, 5-7, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4 in the order and scoring a 6-0 win to sweep the doubles point over Andrea Duva and Vivien Dvali (04/02).
Named Big West Singles Honorable Mention as well as Big West Second Team doubles…in singles play finished the season with a 15-15 overall record and a winning mark of 12-9 in dual action playing at the No. 1 (3-3) and No. 2 (9-6) spots…finished the season 7-3 in her last 10 matches…was the only Titan with a winning record in Big West Conference play at 5-3…helped the Titans to a season-opening 4-3 victory over Nevada by recording a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win over Juliette Legendre at the No. 2 spot (01/17)…aided the Titans to a 4-3 victory over Loyola Marymount by defeating Andrea Crespo, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 in the lineup (03/07)…also helped the Titans to a 4-3 win at Cal Poly by edging Emily Gibbens, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 (04/02) the team of De Leon and Megan Sandford managed an 11-10 dual record (14-13 overall) at the No. 1 spot as well as a winning record of 5-3 in league play…also went 1-1 with Emilia Borkowksi in the fall…partnered with Sandford, she helped the Titans record the doubles point in team victories over Nevada, UC San Diego, Azusa Pacific, Southern Utah, Eastern Michigan, Loyola Marymount, SIU Edwardsville, Cal Poly and UC Riverside.
Had a successful freshman season, claiming a spot in the singles and doubles lineup for the Titans while partnering with Morgan McIntosh to earn Big West Conference Doubles Second Team honors…in singles play, completed the year with a 21-14 overall record and was one of just three players with a winning dual singles mark (13-10)…competed mostly at the No. 3 spot (13-8), while suffering two losses at No. 2 in the lineup…her longest winning streak spanned five matches from Feb. 9-Feb. 26 as she recorded wins against opponents from Loyola Marymount, then 42nd-ranked UC Irvine, Southern Utah, UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego…defeated one ranked opponent, then 97th-rated Lauri Mueller of LMU (02/09)…against Big West singles competition finished 4-4…in doubles play totaled a record of 12-14 overall and 10-11 in dual matches…partnered with Morgan McIntosh during the spring season as the duo went 10-11 at the top of the lineup and managed a 3-4 mark in Big West play…signature wins at No. 1 included opponents from Loyola Marymount, UC Santa Barbara, New Mexico State and Cal State Northridge.
A 2013 graduate of Troy High School in Fullerton, Calif…played on the varsity squad for four seasons under head coach Donna Judd…a four-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net…as a senior in 2012 won the Freeway League girls’ singles championship…as a junior in 2011, was a Freeway League girls’ singles finalist and the league player of the year…as a sophomore was the 2010 Freeway League champion, and as a freshman in 2009 was a finalist.
Born in La Habra, Calif…parents are Tante and Malou and De Leon…has two older brothers (Warren and Dustin)…major is health science with the career goal of becoming a registered nurse…enjoys playing the ukulele in her free time…favories include: Fernando Verdasco (tennis player), Ryan Leslie, Ciara, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Drake (musical artists), Lakers (athletic team), “Up,” “Happy Gilmore” (movies), “The Great Gatsby” (book), Ryan Gosling (actor), sushi, Korean BBQ, pizza, steak, strawberries, mangoes, spaghetti, chicken (food).