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#6 Helge Leikvang
Position: Midfielder
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
High School: Norwegian College of Elite Sport
Experience: 2 Letters

As a Senior in 2013: Provided added depth for Maryland in the midfield in 2013...appeared in nine games, earning starts in three...recorded a memorable goal in a 3-1 win over Duke in front of a Ludwig Field record crowd (9/6)…saw action in wins against Duke, Tulsa and Marshall.

As a Junior in 2012: Played in 15 games and started in five in 2012 ... tallied an assist in the season opener against Louisville (8/26)... provided Maryland with invaluable veteran presence off the bench at the back stretch of the 2012 campaign...also notched an assist in the NCAA tournament against Brown (11/18).

As a Sophomore in 2011: Started in 20 of 21 matches he appeared in this season...boasts a powerful right leg, capable of scoring at long distances...scored one goal in Maryland's win against Stanford (9/2)...tallied an assist against West Virginia (11/20) in the NCAA tournament...reliable midfielder who has also seen action in center back.

As a Freshman in 2010: Played in 18 matches this year, earning starts in four... has contributed 13 shots...scored his first goal on a long 35-yard bomb and added an assist against Coastal Carolina (11/5)... earned first career start against Loyola (9/14)...finished rookie season with three points.

Before Maryland: Member of U-18 Norwegian National team...in May 2010, scored tying goal against host-Portugal at the prestigious Torneio Internacional Juniors International tournament...member of Stabaek's elite juniors program...Stabaek's senior team is currently in 7th place out of the 16-team Norwegian First Division...his juniors team won the national championship in 2008 and placed second in 2009...also a steady starter for Stabaek's men's second team...attended high school at the Norwegian College of Elite Sport.

Personal: Son of Truls Leikvang and Dikka Simonsen ... born March 2, 1992 ... has three older siblings: sister, Hedda (24) and brothers, Kim (20) and Didrick (25)... his craziest ambition is to play in the World Cup and lists his sports hero as Tiger Woods ... chose Maryland because of head coach Sasho Cirovski ... majoring in business.

 


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