Nicole Lertora
Nicole Lertora
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Olney, Md.
High School: James Hubert Blake
Events: Back
Major: Psychology
Minor: Educational Studies and Spanish

2017-18: CAC All-Academic Team ... Yellow Jacket Invitational: 17th in 200 medley relay; 20th in 100 back (1:08.43); 23rd in 200 back (2:34.21); 30th in 200 IM (2:36.32).

2016-17: Spent the season studying abroad.

2015-16: CAC All-Academic Team ... First season on team ... CAC Championships: 12th in 100 back (1:04.37) ... Yellow Jacket Invitational: 12th in 400 medley relay; 19th in 200 medley relay; 21st in 100 back (1:05.80); 22nd in 200 back (2:26.25); 49th in 50 free (28.06) ... YCP Quad Meet: 10th in 400 free relay; 14th in 50 free (28.85) and 200 back (2:36.03).

Blake HS: 2014 graduate ... Two-sport athlete (field hockey, swimming & diving) ... Field Hockey: Played for Patrick Howley ... 2013 Maryland 4A State Semifinalist ... 2014 Maryland 4A West Region Finalist ... First team as a senior ... Honorable mention as a junior ... Three-time Team MVP (2010, 2012, 2013) ... Two-year team captain (2012, 2013) ... Swimming & Diving: Coached by Ryan Burnskey ... Ambassador ... President, National Honor Society ... AP Scholar with Honors ... Superintendent's Community Service Award.

Personal: Nicole Elizabeth Lertora ... Best Buddies ... SMCM Love Your Melon Campus Crew ... Lifeguarding ... Provides swim lessons ... Born September 28, 1995 in Olney, Md. ... Daughter of Chris and Kathy Lertora ... Has two brothers, Tony and Ryan.

Why St. Mary's?: Strong academic community, proximity to home, tuition cost, loved the field hockey team.

Future Aspirations: To pursue a career as a special education teacher.

Best SMCM Sports Moment: Watching my teammates break school records at Champs.