Transferred to Illinois after two successful years at Kankakee Community College Batted .454 with 28 doubles, 11 home runs and 57 RBI as a sophomore at KCC after batting .476 with 15 doubles, one triple, 19 home runs, and 72 RBI as a freshman Holds KCC records for career home runs (30), hits (166), doubles (43), and RBI (129) Named NJCAA First Team All-American by the NFCA Kankakee advanced to the national tournament during her two seasons and placed third in 2003. Missed her freshman season (2002) at KCC after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Played for Dennis Clark at KCC Two-time All-Area performer all DuPage Valley Conference at Naperville Central. Batted .319 with 10 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 25 RBI during her senior season Participated in the Chicago Tribune Super 60 and was named Second Team All-State third baseman as a senior. Two-time Naperville Sun All-City selection Hit a school-record seven home runs in 2001 Naperville Central won the Regional title in 2000. High School coach was Andy Nussbaum.
Born Dec. 28, 1982 Daughter of Edward and Joellyn Farina Member of Knox Presbyterian Church Plans to major in sociology with plans to possibly work in the FBI or as a high school counselor.
Getting to know Leigh...
Probation officer or Counselor
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How I started playing the game of softball:
My mom gave me a bat and ball and said, "Let's play catch!"
What I like most about being a Fighting Illini
The pride and loyalty and how every team supports one another.
What is your pre-game ritual or supersititions?:
I always wear my necklace until before the game then I give it to my mom.
What could you not go for a day without?:
My favorite thing to pack for a road trip...:
MP3 player and journal
Favorite class and/or professor:
Any of my Sociology classes.