Notre Dame HS
Junior (2010-11): Finished fourth at the ACC Championships … Coxed the Varsity 8+ … Finished sixth at the Knecht Cup Varsity 8+ final.
Sophomore (2009-10): Rowed to a time of 8:17.2 in N8 action on Day 1 at Dale England Cup … Won N8 event at Dale England Cup on Day 2 with a time of 7:55.4 … Stroke of “B” boat that crossed third overall with a mark of 8:17.79 at Knecht Regatta … On V4 rowed bow, finished sixth at the ACC Championships with time of 8:11.6.
Freshman (2008-09): Rowed in her first collegiate race with the Novice Eight, sitting seven-seat in a dual race against the University of Connecticut … Crew crossed the finish line at 8:28.72 … Helped the N8+ crew to a victory over Sonoma in the race, crossing the finish line at 8:16.36 at the San Diego Crew Classic … Finished fifth at the ACC Championships with the N8+ earning a finishing time of 8:12.02.
Personal:Daughter of Teressa and John Siemann … One of five children … Was a part of the 2006 and `07 New Jersey State Champions in softball … Has a brother on the U.S. Paralympic Track Team.
At the Starting Line with Maria… Lists her interests outside of rowing as playing field hockey and softball, surfing and going to the beach … Says Kurt Warner is her favorite athlete because he has overcome a lot to become successful … Says her favorite meal to cook is Jambalaya … Can juggle knives … Prepares for each race by listening to her iPod and reading a letter from her brother.