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  Lisa McDonnell
Lisa McDonnell

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, Pa.

High School:
Hempfield

Event:
Fly/Back/Free

2008-09: Lisa McDonnell was one of six Panthers to score points in all three of her individual events at the Big East Championships...finished in the top-10 in five events...was a member of three top-five relay teams in the BEC finals including the 800 free relay, where she set a personal record and the team's top time with her 200 free split of 1:48.28...finished eighth overall in the 200 free...set a personal record with her 10th place finish in the 200 IM and finished 13th in the 100 free...placed in the top-five in five events at the Hoosierland Invitational and finished in sixth place in two others...came in second in both the 100 and 200 free against Cincinnati...was a member of the first-place 400 free relay in the five-team meet...also finished second in the 200 fly at that meet...holds the second best team times for both the 100 free and the 200 IM.

2007-2008: Lisa McDonnell recovered from an early injury to recorded an eighth-place performance in finals of the 100 free during the Big East Championships... a member of the 400 free relay team that placed fourth at the BEC...placed 14th in the BEC consolation heat of the 100 fly...a member of the third-place 200 medley relay team against Maryland, Penn State and Villanova...tallied the team's third-best time in the 50 back during the Virginia Tech meet. 2006-2007: McDonnell made a splash in her first Big East Championships as she finished seventh in the 100 back, earned a spot in the 100 fly consolation race and a top 30 time in the 100 free...in her first dual meet as a Panther, McDonnell aided both the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams to first-place finishes against St. Bonaventure and won the 100 free...placed second in the 200 IM against Syracuse and second in the 200 back in the Cincinnati meet...tied for second against Notre Dame in the 50 free...led all Panthers in the 100 back in the Big Al Princeton Invitational with a second-place performance...she was also one of four Panthers to place in the finals of the 100 free...was a member of the 400 free relay that took first-place at the Maryland quad meet...claimed second in the 100 back against West Virginia. HIGH SCHOOL: McDonnell was a state champion in the 100 freestyle as a senior...placed fourth in the 100 backstroke, second on the 400 freestyle relay and thrid in the 200 medley relay...runner-up at the state championships in the 100 butterfly...earned All-American status in the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 IM and 50 freestyle...holds the school and pool records for the 200 medley relay the 200 and 400 freestyle relays...a national and junior national qualifier...named Most Valuable Swimmer at the All American Meet...a member of the Trident Swim Club...U.S. Open World trials and Grand Prix qualifier. PERSONAL: Born on April 6, 1988...daughter of Jeff and Kim McDonnell...has a brother and a sister...an undecided major.