Leila Azari - Soccer - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#6 Leila Azari Season 2020-21


Class Senior
Hometown Jacksonville, Fla.
High School The Bolles School

Student-Athlete Features
The Hustler – Azari reflects on Vanderbilt experience

2020 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar
2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2020)

  • Started all 16 games during the campaign for the Commodores
  • Finished the season with two goals and a team-high six assists for 10 points
  • Her 10 points marked the second most on the team
  • Scored the game-winning goal – her first goal of the year – in the 16th minute at LSU (10/30/20)
  • Assisted on the game-winning goal in the season opener against Kentucky (9/20/20)
  • Helped on Vanderbilt’s lone goal against South Carolina (10/11/20)
  • Had the primary assist on the game-winning goal against No. 15 Georgia (10/25/20)
  • Scored in the SEC Quarterfinals against No. 13 Tennessee (11/17/20)
  • Assisted on a goal in the SEC Semifinals against No. 8 Texas A&M (11/19/20)
  • Also assisted on a goal in the SEC title game against No. 6 Arkansas (11/22/20)
  • Assisted on Vanderbilt’s first goal in the comeback attempt against No. 17 Memphis (3/28/21)

As a Junior (2019)

  • Played in 16 games while starting all of them for the Commodores
  • Finished the season with three goals and four assists
  • Scored an equalizer against Missouri (10/10/19) and assisted on the game-winning goal

As a Sophomore (2018)

  • Played in 20 games this season, starting in 19 of them
  • Led many attacks on a high-powered offense this season by leading the attack on the right-wing
  • Tied for the team-lead with seven assists on the season
  • Was also key on set pieces this season, for she took 42 corner kicks this season.

As a Freshman (2017): 

  • Appeared in all 22 games and made 20 starts as a freshman forward for the Commodores
  • Finished the season with two goals and five assists, ranking second on the team in assists and third on the roster with nine points
  • Third on the team with 23 shots and fourth with 10 shots on goal… Had three assists in Vanderbilt’s two NCAA Tournament matches
  • Started the final 18 games of the year
  • Had two assists in the Commodores’ 2-1 NCAA Tournament win at Ohio State on Nov. 10, 2017

The Azari File

  • Major is Medicine, Health and Society
  • Began playing soccer at the age of four
  • Played club for Eric Dade at Jacksonville Armada FC