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Lelia

Boley

LeliaBoley
Player
Height 6'1"
Year Sophomore
Hometown Westport, Conn.
High School Staples

Bio

2016-17: Participated in all six of Duke’s spring regattas as a member of the 2V8 before transitioning to the V8 for the Dale England Cup … Returned to the 2V8 for the ACC Championships … Helped Duke win the Carolina Cup with 99 overall points by winning its race in the 2V8 in 6:47.3, nearly 10 seconds ahead of second-place Clemson … Blazed through the morning race at the Longhorn Invite, taking the heat in 6:16.643 to earn a place in the A Final of the 2V8 … Finished third in the A Final of the 2V8, clocking a time of 6:31.665 … In Columbus, Ohio, placed fourth against No. 3 Michigan (6:28.9), No. 4 Ohio State (6:32.0) and Notre Dame (6:43.6), crossing the finish line in 6:43.9 as a member of the 2V8 … Placed fifth in the 2V8 in the Clemson Invitational A Final with a time of 6:44.582 … The Blue Devils trailed four top-15 teams with No. 5 Texas (6:36.489), No. 11 Wisconsin (6:38.934), No. 4 Ohio State (6:42.267) and No. 10 Virginia (6:43.664) … Duke eased past No. 15 Syracuse (6:47.842) and No. 20 Indiana (6:49.889) … Earned a trip to the A Final with a second-place performance in its first heat (6:28.847) and third (7:38.351) in the second heat … Member of the V8 squad for the Dale England Cup … Ended the regular season at the Dale England Cup, taking fourth with a time of 6:44.6 to trail Indiana (6:35.6), Notre Dame (6:39.2) and San Diego (6:43.55) … In the ACC Championship Grand Final, competed as a member of the 2V8 and locked in a fourth-place performance with a time of 6:34.283 to close behind Syracuse (6:22.664), Virginia (6:23.327) and Notre Dame (6:31.967) … Earned its Grand Final appearance at the conference championship with a 6:39.957 time in the morning session … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Rowed for the Saugatuck Rowing Club for four years … one of club coaches was current Duke assistant Chase Graham … with Saugatuck, earned fourth place at the Head of the Charles event during sophomore year … followed the next year by winning the V8 title at the Head of the Charles … also earned a V8 first place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic and USRowing Youth Nationals … finished career with another "triple crown" of V8 victories at the Head of the Charles, San Diego Crew Classic and USRowing Youth Nationals.

Personal: Born November 6, 1998 … daughter of Julia and Jeff Boley … has two brothers, Nathaniel and Hamilton, and a younger sister, Camille.

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