Leo Kossaka
Leo  Kossaka


Sherbrooke, Quebec

Last College:
Saint-Exupery Secondary School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165


Montreal Impact Academy


Career Highlights

  • Academic All-Big Ten

2017 (Sophomore Season) 
Made seven appearances off the bench, playing in a total of 102 minutes … made 2017 debut with nine minutes of action vs. FIU (Aug. 27) … played 13 minutes at Michigan State (Oct. 1) … had a season-high 34 minutes vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 29) … tallied 14 minutes of game time in the 2-1 upset win over Michigan State in the B1G quarterfinals (Nov. 5) … also saw action in B1G semifinals vs. No. 1 Indiana (Nov. 10) ... Academic All-Big Ten. 

2016 (Freshman Season)

Started in nine games with 18 appearances … made his first collegiate start in opener vs. Virginia Tech (Aug. 26) … had a shot on target vs. No. 13 UCSB (Aug. 28) … played a season-high 81 minutes against Rutgers (Sept. 18) … played in 41 minutes at No. 1 Maryland (Oct. 7) … made first postseason appearance in B1G quarterfinals at Wisconsin (Nov. 5) … totaled 826 minutes this season. 

Prior to Ohio State
Spent three seasons with Montreal Impact Academy from 2013-15 … made 20 starts as team captain of the 2015 squad that finished fourth at the USSDA finals … made 18 starts for his club team that finished third in the USSDA finals in 2014 … has represented team Canada twice on the U17 squad and won two championships with the Quebec team.

Son of Celso Kossaka and Simone Struminski … has one brother, Nicolas … was born in Curitiba, Brazil, before moving to Canada … would like to get drafted in the MLS after graduation or go into the business world … enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, photography and travel … lists greatest sports thrill as finishing first in the regular season of USSCA and finishing third in the playoffs as well as representing Canada … father, Celso, competed in fencing during college in Brazil and also created the Brazilian curling national team … finance major.