Janelle Lief
Janelle Lief
Height: 5-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Notre Dame
Position: Butterfly/Freestyle
Major: General Business

2017-18 (Senior Year): Broke school record in 200m medley relayand 800m freestyle relay at Elms (1/10)...broke school record in 200 medley relay at the NEISDA Championships (2/17)...scored 111 points for the team...7-time member of the 500 fly club...ranked in all-time top-10 in 4 events...inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society...received CHAMPS/Life Skills Award of Excellence.

2016-17 (Junior Year): WNE Student-Athlete of the Week (Jan. 30)...went season bests in 50, 100, and 200 butterfly at NEISDA Championships...named to CCC All-Academic Team...scored 119 points in 11 meets...5-time member of the 500 fly club.

2015-16 (Sophomore Year): Spent first semester studying abroad in London...went season bests in the 50 and 100 butterfly at the NEISDA Championships...finished 18th in the 50 butterfly at the NEISDA Championships...named to the CCC Academic Team...scored 20 points in three meets...3-time member of the 500 fly club...ranked in All-Time Top-10 in four events...received Bump Award for exemplifying qualities of a positive teammate and dedication to the sport. 

2014-15 (Freshman Year): Earned the Western New England Dean Richard DiRuzza Female Leadership Award for outstanding leadership...named WNE Student-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 9...scored 46 points in 11 meets...went season best times in the butterfly events at the NEISDA Championships...finished 17th in the 100 butterfly at the NEISDA Championships...2-time member of the 500 fly club.

High School: 2014 graduate of Notre Dame High School, where she earned three varsity letters in swimming...served as team captain as a senior...competed for swimming clubs Valley Splash and South Valley Stingrays...also ran cross country for one season.

Personal: Born July 25, 1996 in San Jose, Calif to Ruth and Andy Lief…father ran cross country at NCAA Division I California-Santa Barbara...has two siblings, Jordan and Colin...Favorites: Pro Team – Boston Red Sox; Athlete – Elizabeth Beisel and Tom Brady; Food – Steak Caesar salad and sushi; Music Genre– Country; City – San Diego...majoring in general business with a minor in human resources management.

What I Like Best About WNE: "The campus, the classes, and being on the swim team"

Career Best Times:

50 Freestyle 27.14 NEISDA Championships Feb. 13, 2015
50 Butterfly 29.49 NEISDA Championships  Feb. 14, 2015
100 Butterfly 1:04.86 NEISDA Championships  Feb. 13, 2015
200 Butterfly 2:33.39 WNE Time Trials Feb. 15, 2015