As a Sophomore: Marissa sailed B Division for the Women's team and has competed in a total of 16 events as a sophomore with a top performance of finishing fifth of 18 at the ICSA Women's Singlehand National Championship. Another regatta of note is her performance in B Division at the Navy Fall Interconference regatta where she finished third of 17 teams.
As a Freshman: Marissa has competed primarily in the women's events this year with an impressive total of 17 regattas as a freshman. Among Marissa's top finishes was an appearance at the ICSA Women's Singlehanded National Championships, hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. Marissa was one of the youngest sailors at the event and finished in 7th place in the competitive 18-team field. Marissa also qualified and competed as the A division skipper at the National Semi-Finals in the Spring.
Prior to Navy: Grew up sailing in Fort Lauderdale, FL, for the Lauderdale Yacht Club and Coral Reef Yacht Club. Captain of the St. Thomas Aquinas High School team. Member of the U.S. Sailing Development Team, National Honor Society, and National Latin Honor Society.
Personal: Daughter of Thomas and Dana Lihan, sister of Sarah. Majoring in English. Loves writing and traveling.