Women's Swimming

Megan Dobbins  
Megan Dobbins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Huntington, Conn.

High School:
Lauralton Hall Academy

Height:
5-3

Event:
Free/IM


GENERAL: One of three captains on this year's squad...Competes in the freestyle and IM events...Most energetic swimmer on the team...Has improved her times greatly, in comparison to last year...Her team spirit has earned her much respect and a role as one of the team captains.

2006-07: Captured first place in five individual competitions...Part of three first place team events including the 200 yard freestyle event in which Siena set a pool record in against Manhattan with a time of 1:40.71 (2/03)...Posted a career best time of 54.33 in the 100 yard freestyle in finishing fifth overall at the MAAC Championships...Had her best showing of the season, finishing first in the 100-yard breaststroke event (1:14.89) and in a tie for first overall in the 50-yard freestyle (25.53) against Vermont (10/14).

2005-06: Recorded two first-place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle at Manhattan (12/10/05) and versus Niagara (1/21/06)...Placed second in seven events, including the 200 Individual Medley versus Holy Cross (12/3/05), the 50 and 100-yard freestyle versus Wagner and Canisius (11/13/05), the 200-yard Individual Medley versus Fairfield and Sacred Heart (12/3/05), the 50-yard freestyle at Manhattan (12/10/05), the 100-yard freestyle versus Marist (1/14/06) and the 50-yard freestyle versus Niagara (1/21/06...Registered five third-place finishes, including the 50-yard freestyle versus Vermont (10/29/05), the 50-yard freestyle versus Holy Cross (12/3/05), the 50 and 100-yard freestyles versus Holy Cross (12/3/05), the 200-yard freestyle versus Wagner and Canisius (11/13/05) and the 50 and 100-yard freestyle versus Fairfield and Sacred Heart.

2004-05: Recorded one first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle versus Marist (11/15/05)...Registered one second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle versus Holy Cross (11/3/04)...Placed third in seven events, including the 100 and 200-yard freestyle versus Buffalo (10/23/04), the 100 and 200-yard freestyle versus Manhattan and Vermont (10/30/04), the 50 and 500-yard freestyle at Niagara and Canisius (11/6/04) and the 50-yard freestyle versus Wagner (11/13/04).

BEFORE SIENA: Lettered four years of both varsity swimming and varsity track at Lauralton Hall...Was an All-Star her junior and senior years...Named All-Conference those same years...Was an All-Conference Academic selection in each of her four years at Lauralton Hall...Led Lauralton Hall to a Conference Championship and a second place finish in the State Championship throughout her entire high school career.

PERSONAL: Born March 25, 1986...The daughter of Richard and Margaret Dobbins...Has an older brother Rick, who attended both Yale and Oxford and a younger brother Brian, who attended Monash University in Australia...Also has two older sisters, Lisa and Kim...An american studies major...Aspires to be a history teacher.

BROWN ON DOBBINS: "Megan is one of the top sprinters on our team. She will be expected to swim fast in both the freestyle and IM events and we hope her performances will help carry the team throughout the season."

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