2012-13: Recorded two top-3 finishes at Holy Cross (10/24)...Earned her top time of the season in the 50 Free against Niagara (11/10) finishing in 27.61 seconds...Recorded her top time in 100 Free in same match as her top 50 Free time against Niagara (11/10)...Performed well in the ECAC Championships, recording top 100 Breast time in 1:08.67.
2011-12:Swam in almost every event for the Saints...Fifth-place finisher in the 200 freestyle in the tri-meet against C.W. Post and Long Island (2:06.98)...Swam to an eighth place finish in the 200 IM against Bryant and Niagara...Took fifth in the 100 breast at Vermont...Fourth place finisher in the 200 breast at Holy Cross
BEFORE SIENA:Earned four varsity letters at Keene...A three-time Spirit Award-winner...Also lettered in field hockey and lacrosse, playing all three sports for four years in high school...Recipient of the "Unsung Swimmer award"...Also won the Jean Mosley award...National Honor Society
PERSONAL:Born June 11, 1993...The daughter of Francis and Debra Helin...Has an older sister, Kathryn...An undecided business major who wants to own her own business one day...Also recruited by Bryant, Plymouth State, Regis, and SUNY Oswego.
KUETERMAN ON HELIN:"Kelsey put together a great MAAC championship meet last year and I look for her to continue that success this year, she will be a top returnee in the breaststroke events."
GET TO KNOWN KELSEY HELIN:
Major: Undecided Business
Twitter handle: @KelseyHelin
What I like most about Siena College: The welcoming community
What I like most about my sport: The feeling you get when you dive into the pool at the beginning of the race and all the jitters go away
What I like most about coach: His dry sense of humor
Another Siena sport I follow: Baseball, Men's Lacrosse, and Basketball
Player I most relate to on the team: Erika Seagran
Best moment of the previous season: 2nd place finish at ECACs
My goal for the upcoming season: Positive and supportive team spirit
My biggest fear: Drowning
My hobbies are: Any kind of sport
What is one thing you can't live without: earrings
If I could travel anywhere, I would go: Bora Bora or Greece
If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: a large knife for survival
My biggest fan: My parents
My before game/meet routine: I have a specific song I have to listen to for each race
Best advice I have ever received: "Be Kelsey Helin and the rest of the world will follow"
Most embarrassing moment: I was pretending to dance behind a kid at a meet and he caught me
Person I look up to the most: My sister
Three words that describe me: Dependable, positive, and hardworking
If I could meet anyone, it would be: Henry Clay
Sport/Position I always wanted to try: Surfing
When I am not playing my sport, you can find me: at saga or with my friends
One thing you can't live without: Earrings
My dream job: A bartender on a tropical island
If I had a million dollars, I would: Travel
If I could have any pet, I would have: Penguin
My dream car: Jeep Wrangler
Future Plans: graduate, get a job, hopefully one day be able to travel
Reality TV show:"Real Housewives of Orange County"