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  Leigh Hammel
Leigh Hammel

Player Profile

Warren, VT

High School:
Green Mountain Valley School


Recruited to the sailing team as a hotshot crew...has also contributed as a skipper to both the depth and the success of the women's team...also competes for the Stanford ski team with a postseason that often overlaps with the of sailing spring season.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Member of Stanford's winning team at the Big Sail Regatta...First, B-division Bryson Women's...Seventh, B-division, Stu Nelson women's regatta...fifth, Laser Radials, PCCSC Single-handed championship...first, B-division, PCCSC Women's Fall Dinghy championship...third, B-division, St. Francis YC Open Intersectional...first, B-division, PCCSC Dinghy championship...third, B-division, ICSA national championship: Eastern Semi-finals...11th, B-division, ICSA Dinghy national championship...All-PCCSC team, crew.

2006-07 (Freshman): First, B-division, Bryson Women's...seventh, A-division, Navy Fall Women's Regatta... member of Stanford's winning team, BIG Sail Regatta, ...fourth, B-division, St. Francis YC Open Intersectional...13th, A-division, Admiral's Cup, ... tied for second, B-division, PCCSC Spring Dingy championship, ...ninth, B-division, ICSA Coed Dinghy national championship.

Prior to Stanford: U.S. Youth Champion, 2005 and 2006...competed in the 2006 420 World Championships in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain...junior member of Noroton Yacht Club.

Cardinal Catalogue: Majoring in geological and environmental sciences... a member of Pi Phi and spent a couple summers working at Stanford Sierra Camp...spent time tutoring with Foundations for Education, and hopes to start tutoring in East Palo Alto through the program, "Closing the Gap."