Leah Townsend
Leah Townsend
Height: 5-6
Year: So
Hometown: Wakefield, Mass.
High School: Austin Preparatory
Position: Free/Back

Getting to Know Leah

  • Why did you choose to attend Mount Holyoke? - Everyone was really friendly to my mother and I when we came and visited. I just got a good vibe from the school.
  • What do you like best about Mount Holyoke? - I love the small campus and small classes
  • Favorite Sports Movie - Miracle
  • Best Sporting Event Ever Attended - Red Sox vs Yankees or Bruins vs Canadiens
  • Favorite Pro Sports Team - Bruins and Red Sox
  • Favorite TV Show - NCIS, Castle, or Once Upon A Time
  • Favorite Athlete(s) - Andrew Ference, Zdeno Chara, Tim Thomas, Tyler Seguin, Jonathan Papelbon
  • Hobbies - Swimming, relaxing, reading
  • Best Concert You Ever Attended - Dropkick Murphys on St Patrick's Day
  • Biggest Fear - Clowns 
  • Most Prized Possession - The bracelet my mother got me or my purple hippo pillow pet    
  • First Memory of Your Sport - Being carried around the swimming pool by my instructors because I didn't want to actually swim 
  • Best Advice From a Coach - "Sprinters are a dime a dozen. Anyone can sprint. Not everyone can handle distance."      
  • Career Aspirations - I'm trying to join the military after I graduate from MHC