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  Mikah Schlesinger
Mikah Schlesinger

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Herzliya, Israel

High School:
Hof Ha Sharon

Height:
5-6

Event:
Backstroke

01/18/2014

Wildcat Swim Teams Sweep Providence

Men and women combine for 20 top finishes

03/02/2013

Four More School Records Fall in Final Night of BIG EAST Championships.

Villanova finishes fourth place in the conference.

03/02/2013

Women Continue to Break School Records at BIG EAST Championships

Erin Malone, Kaisla Kollanus and 400 Medley Relay team crush three records in day three of competition.

02/28/2013

Wildcats Finish Second in 800 Yard Freestyle Relay and Beat Out School Record

Villanova competes in day one of the BIG EAST Championships.

02/11/2013

Women Dominate at BIG EAST Conference Meet

Wildcats take home wins versus conference foes Georgetown, Rutgers and Seton Hall.

Top Times
100 Meter Backstroke - 56.66 (Terrapin Cup Invitational, 2010)
200 Meter Backstroke - 2:02.63 (BIG EAST Championships, 2011)

2012-13: Competed in four events at the BIG EAST Championship, including 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay ... Member of the squad that beat a school record in the 400 medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Earned second in the 200 medley relay and first in the 400 medley relay against Georgetown, Seton Hall and Rutgers ... Finished first in the 200 backstroke against William and Mary ... Placed first in the 200 medley relay against Pitt.

2011-12: Competed in the 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke at the BIG EAST Championships; finished 29th and 22nd, respectively ... Opened the season with a second-place finish in the 100 back and a third-place finish in the 200 back against La Salle ... Posted third place in the 100 back at the Cincinnati/West Virginia tri-meet ... Earned a seventh-place finish in the 200 back at the Maryland/Pittsburgh/Richmond quad-meet ... Placed second in the 200 back against both Seton Hall and Providence ... RELAYS: Swam a leg of 200 medley relay teams that placed sixth in the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet and seventh at the Maryland/Pittsburgh/Richmond quad-meet ... When swimming the 400 medley relay, teams came in seventh at the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet, sixth at the Maryland/Pittsburgh/Richmond quad-meet, and second at both the Seton Hall and Providence dual-meets.

2010-11: Finished 12th overall in the BIG EAST Championships for the 200 backstroke but recorded a personal best time of 2:02.63 ... Winner in the 100 backstroke in back-to-back meets against Seton Hall and Boston University and runner-up at both meets in the 200 backstroke ... Posted another win against La Salle in their season opener and finished third in the 200 individual medley ... Notched a second place standing at the quad-meet against Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers; RELAYS: Swam leadoff in the 200 freestyle competition and earned first place against Seton Hall with a time of 1:42.45 ... Led off the 200 medley relay group to a third place finish against Seton Hall.

Hof Ha Sharon High School: Was a European junior finalist in the 200 meter backstroke in 2005 and competed for Israel in Hungary.

Personal: Born 1/11/90 in Kefar Saha, Israel ... One of six children of Dan and Nicola Schlesinger ... Siblings are Timnah (27), Toby (26), Alice (24), Holly (19) and Ruby (19) ... Her sister, Alice, was an Olympian for Israel at the 2008 summer games in Beijing and competed in judo ... Finished third in judo at the 2010 European Championships as well as in 2009 at the World Judo Championships ... Majoring in Environmental Science.

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