|| Desiree Stahley
|SCY (Time):||50 free (23.67), 100 free (50.81), 200 free (1:49.27), 500 free (4:51.65), 1000 free (10:02.10), 200 IM (2:04.39)|
|SCM (Time):||100 free (56.85), 200 free (2:01.20)|
|LCM (Time):||50 free (27.01), 100 free (58.83), 200 free (2:04.85), 400 free (4:21.07), 800 free (9:10.31), 200 IM (2:27.91)|
General: A talented freestyler that has shown the ability to contribute to Stanford's scoring efforts at the NCAA Championships Also has the ability to swim IM and could be a factor on the team's freestyle relays A great attitude and hard worker.
As A Freshman In 2003-04: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in her rookie collegiate season, finishing 48th in the 200 meter free (2:02.40) Also swam the third leg on Stanford's 16th-place 800 free relay squad (2:01.54/8:09.26), while anchoring an eventual 10th-place 200 meter free relay team (25.85/1:42.00) as well as a 400 meter free relay squad (56.74/3:43.61) that would finish 13th in the prelims for both events Took 11th in the Pac-10 Championships in the 200 yard free (1:49.27), while placing 19th in the 100 yard free (51.12) and 27th in the 50 yard free (23.95 prelims) Also swam the second leg on Stanford's second-place 800 yard free relay team (1:49.97/7:17.13), as well as the anchor of an exhibition 200 yard medley relay squad (23.19/1:43.09) and the leadoff leg (23.79) of a 200 yard free relay team that was disqualified Won a pair of regular season events with a victory in the 200 free versus Arizona State and as a member of a winning 400 medley relay squad at USC Also totaled seven second-place finishes, including three as a member of 400 free relay teams (vs. Texas/at USC, at USC, vs. California) and one as a member of a 200 free relay team at UCLA Individual second-place finishes came in the 100, 200 and 400 free versus Pacific Had other top showings of third-place in the 200 medley relay (vs. California), fourth-place in the 50 free (vs. Arizona State), fifth-place in the 500 free (vs. Arizona) and 11th-place in the 100 breast (vs. Texas/at USC) Second on the Cardinal in both the 200 yard free (1:49.27) and 200 meter free (2:01.20), as well as third in the 100 meter free (56.86) Swam the anchor on Stanford's top 400 yard free relay team (3:19.75), the second leg on its best 800 yard free relay squad (7:17.73) and the third leg on its best 800 meter relay team (8:09.26).
International Competition: None.
National Competition: Qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials in the 200 meter free and finished 70th with a time of 2:07.55 Began competing at Senior Nationals in 2000 Set Junior National records in the 50 meter free (personal-best 27.01) and as an anchor on an 800 meter free relay team in 2000.
High School: A 2003 graduate of Lake Highland High School Earned 25 prep All-American honors Won the state title in the 200 yard IM as a senior Anchored the state and national high school championship 200 yard medley relay team as a sophomore Team also won the District title and was the state runner-up in her senior season Two-time team MVP Set six SCY school records (100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 200 IM, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay) School valedictorian and Coca-Cola scholar Was the President of the American Cancer Society for Teens and a national finalist for AAU Athlete of the Year as a senior Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Given a SAMMY Award in 2003 as one of the Top 25 high school scholar-athletes in the United States Also was on the school's weightlifting team for two seasons Class valedictorian and National Honor Society member Coached by Rob Mirande.
Club: Trinity Aquatics Coached by Rob Mirande.
Coaching Staff On Stahley: "Desiree came within an eyelash of making some pretty significant contributions as a freshman, and I look for her to go ahead and mature into doing that this year."
Getting To Know Desiree Stahley
|Born:||January 12, 1985|
|Parents:||Scott and Michelle Stahley|
|Major:||Science, Technology and Society|
|Hoops Family:||Father played collegiate basketball for the Army|
|Superstition:||One of her pre-swim superstitions is to clap her hands before each race|
|The reason I love swimming is:||It is just me against the clock and every day is a new race|
|What sets Stanford apart from other collegiate women's swimming and diving programs is:||We have the best coaches in the world who train us with hearts full of passion and the best aquatic facility in the world|
|Best Advice Received:||Don't forget to dance|
|My parents were right when they told me:||To believe in myself and that anything is possible|
|Did You Know:||Desiree was a national finalist for the 2003 Athlete of the Year Award for student-athletes that had overcome adversity and achieved success in athletics...She had heart surgery at age 12 for AV Node Reentry Tachycardia, and still suffers from Hashimoto's disease, insulin resistance and exercise induced uticuria|
Last Updated: 1/27/05