Women's Swimming

Rachel McShane  
Rachel McShane

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baldwin, N.Y.

High School:
Sacred Heart Academy

Height:
5-6

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
05/04/1987


GENERAL: 2008-09 Team Captain...Great work ethic...Will compete as one of the team's top sprinters...Has great leadership ability.

2007-08: MAAC All-Academic Team Selection...Broke one school and one pool record...Won two individual and three relay team events...Recorded a combined six second place individual and relay team finishes...Captured the 50 free (:25.38) and 100 free (:56.29) events in win over Canisius (1/20)...50 free time of :25.38 against Canisius was 10th best in the MAAC for the season...Part of school record-setting 400 free relay team (3:36.64) at the MAAC Championships (2/17)...Set Siena Swim Center record as part of the 400 free relay team (3:39.97) in win over Canisius (1/20)...Teamed up to win 200 free relay in dual meet win over Manhattan and Saint Peter's (11/17) and split over New Hampshire/Niagara (10/20).

2006-07: Won team Coaches Award as Most Improved Swimmer...Part of three medley winning Siena teams...Member of 200 free relay event squad that broke the Siena Pool record against Manhattan with a time of 1:40.71 (2/3)...Individually, placed third in the 50 free in a dual meet against Fairfield/Sacred Heart (12/9) and again versus Niagara (1/20).

2005-06: Placed fourth in the 50 free versus Niagara (1/21) and placed fifth in the 200 free versus Wagner/Canisius (11/13).

BEFORE SIENA: Lettered four years of varsity swimming at Sacred Heart...Named Most Improved Swimmer her sophomore year...Recipient of the Coaches Award for the Hewlett Club Team her junior year...Earned the leadership award her senior year.

PERSONAL: Born May 4, 1987 in Mineola, N.Y....The daughter of John and Debbie McShane...Has a younger sister Amanda...Chose Siena for the Catholic affiliation, swim program and location...Serves as a lifeguard during the summer months.

BROWN ON MCSHANE: "I have high expectations for Rachel during her senior season including the hope that she can finish in the top-8 in the 50 free at the MAAC Championship meet."

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