Leslie played four years of varsity basketball and volleyball at Hillcrest High School. After high school, she played basketball and softball at Utah Valley University. She was an All-American in softball in 1987. She then attended Southern Utah University, played softball for two years, and was a graduate assistant in the third year. After graduating from Southern Utah, she was an assistant coach at Cyprus High School.
She began as an assistant softball coach at Rowland Hall in 2009 and has been there ever since.
She continues to play slow-pitch softball in a Senior Softball League out of California and the Huntsmen Senior Games in St. George, Utah. Her team has won many championships over the years and several medals.