Second-year scholar Ollie Leach has been named in League Football Education's 'The 11' for June 2020.
The accolade acknowledges outstanding effort on and off the pitch, as well as assessing other factors, including involvement in community or charity-based initiatives.
‘The 11’ for June is as follows;
Connor Shanks (Bradford City)
Carl Johnston (Fleetwood Town)
Alex Henderson (Ipswich Town)
Stuart McKinstry (Leeds United)
Wynford Marfo (Leyton Orient)
Ziyad Al-Oyouni (Lincoln City)
Ollie Leach (Milton Keynes Dons)
Ryan Smith (Northampton Town)
Alexander Aoraha (Queens Park Rangers)
Alex Bonnington (Sheffield Wednesday)
Yasin Arai (Stevenage)
Leach has had a year he will never forget. Just before the lockdown, he was suffering from vision issues which stopped him playing. A scan revealed a tumour in his brain, which is now being treated.
Despite this huge setback, centre-back Ollie has continued to work hard on his BTEC Extended Diploma at MK College and achieved a D*D*D* final grade – five grades higher than his original target.
“What Ollie has achieved academically is above and beyond expectations,” Course Manager and Tutor Nathan Flynn told LFE. “He’s shown true professionalism at all times, especially given his health condition.”
The 18-year-old, who went on loan to Aylesbury earlier this season, has gained offers from several English universities and was planning to go on LFE’s Player Placement programme to Sweden before his health scare.