Women's Swimming

Lea Allen  
Lea Allen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saline, Mich.

High School:
Saline

Height:
5-6

Position:
Free


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2012-13: Named 2013-14 Captain...Recorded personal best :25.65 in the 50-yard Free at ECAC Championships (12/2)...Finished the 100-Yard Free in :56.58 at ECAC Championships (12/2)...Integral member of the 200-yard relay team three top-3 finishes.

2011-12:Battled through injuries her sophomore season...Helped the 200 yard freestyle team to a second place finish against C.W. Post...Swam a time of 58.67 in a sixth place finish in the 100 yard free versus Niagara and Bryant...Touched down with a time of 57.76 to finish fourth against UNH in the 100 yard freestyle...One of her best times of the year came in the Catholic Invite as she finished with a time of 57.56 to finish 11th in a 46 swimmer race

2010-11:Became an all-around threat for the Saints as a freshman, swimming in free, back, fly, and I.M. events...Finished third in 100 fly (1:04.49) at first collegiate meet against regional power New Hampshire...Recorded tenth-fastest 100 fly time by a MAAC freshman (1:02.51) in win over Holy Cross.

BEFORE SIENA: Earned four varsity letters at Saline...Second-team All-American as a senior...Made Junior Olympic team as a sophomore and junior...Qualified for the state championships every year she swam, and led Saline to their first-ever conference title and a runner-up finish at states in 2010...Varsity record holder in the 100 backstroke and the 200 medley relay...Also earned three varsity letters as a member of the water polo team.

PERSONAL: Born December 10th, 1991...The daughter of Jay and Janet Allen...Has a younger brother, Lucas...An education major who aspires to be a sixth-grade teacher...Enjoys camping, reading, watching movies, and hanging out with friends...Chose Siena for its academic prestige and the ability to both swim and play water polo...Also recruited by Brown, Colorado State, Hartwick, Occidental, University of the Pacific, and Villanova.

KUETERMAN ON ALLEN:"Lea had a breakout junior year as a member of two conference relays, I expect her to help us again in sprint freestyle and add strength to our relays"

GETTING TO KNOW LEA ALLEN:

Major: Creative Arts

What I like most about Siena College: How beautiful the campus is

What I like most about my sport: The satisfaction of getting a best time or succeeding as a team

What I like most about coach: His sense of humor, he's a cool cat

Another Siena sport I follow: Water Polo because I'm on the team

Player I most relate to on the team: Shannon Love

Best moment of the previous season: Being on the relays in finals at MAAC's, it was such a rush and a great feeling to be able to represent Siena like that

My goal for the upcoming season: To make it to finals again whether it be relays or individual events

My hobbies are: Hanging out with friends, watching tv and essentially anything I can do in my spare time

What is one thing you can't live without: my phone

If I could travel anywhere, I would go: Australia

If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: food

My biggest fan: My parents

My before game/meet routine: Listen to music, tell myself to calm down and have fun and do my best

Best advice I have ever received: If not for anyone else, do it for yourself

Person I look up to the most: my brother

Three words that describe me: Funny, sarcastic, hardworking

Sport/Position I always wanted to try: I feel like I could hold my own in volleyball

My dream job: personal trainer

If I could have any pet, I would have: a German shepherd or Husky

My dream car: Mustang

My Favorite...

Class at Siena College:Broadcasting

Vacation spot: Anywhere warm with palm trees

Twitter account to follow: Severus Snape, Cool Earth Pix, Cute Emergency, Fat Amy

Color: Pink

Sports Teams: University of Michigan football, swimming & diving and water polo, Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, Patriots

Type of ice cream: Mackinaw Island Fudge

Animal: Dogs, cats and tigers

Pro Athlete: Justin Verlander

Number: 3 and 8

Pro Team: Detroit Tigers

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