Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family
Athletic Hall of Fame
Leigh Ann (Robinson) Brown ’08 (BA)
Women’s Soccer, 2004 – 2007
Leigh Ann (Robinson) Brown turned in an outstanding career with the USD women’s soccer team from 2004 to 2007. A four-year starter at midfield, she played a key role in leading the Toreros to two NCAA Tournament appearances (2007, 2004) and to a total of 45 victories. During her senior year, the 2007 squad finished 15-3-3 overall and reached a program-best ranking of No. 9 in the country. Postseason honors included Fourth Team All-America (Soccerbuzz), Second Team All-West (Soccerbuzz), Second Team All-Far West Region (NSCAA), and First Team All-West Coast Conference.
Prior to her senior campaign she was recognized with additional honors: First Team All-WCC (2006); Third Team All-Far West Region (NSCAA, 2006), and Second Team All-WCC honors (2005). She finished her USD career in the top-10 among numerous Torero records: including sixth in points (48) and assists (18), and ninth in single-season records for points (25) and assists (8), both achieved in 2006.
Following graduation, Brown was drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 WPS Draft by the FC Gold Pride. Her professional career included stops with FCS Gold Pride, Atlanta Beat, Philadelphia Independence and, most recently, with FC Kansas City, where she was part of back-to-back NWSL Championship teams.
On Aug. 22, 2013, Brown received her first call up to the United States senior team by U.S. Head Coach Tom Sermanni, and would go on to help the team earn two caps.
A native of San Diego, Brown graduated from USD with a degree in communication studies. She recently married former USD men’s basketball player Danny Brown.