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  Darien Sears
Darien Sears

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Silver Spring, Md.

High School:
Bullis Prep

Height:
5-3


Accolades Won
• 2014 Team Captain
• 2014 All-Patriot League Second Team
• 2014 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
• 2013 All-Patriot League Second Team
• 2013 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
• 2012 All-Patriot League First Team
• 2012 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 - Senior: Team captain ... All-Patriot League Second Team ... Sears was 18-12 in singles and 10-8 at the No. 2 position in dual play ... Sears was also 13-10 in overall doubles matches and 10-6 in dual play ... Navy's primary starter at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles ... posted Navy's best fall tournament record with her 8-4 mark ... Sears advanced to the 'A' Flight singles final of Navy's Blue & Gold Invitational ... graduates ranked second behind Erin Snook in school history in career singles wins (78) and combined wins (136) ... service selection is surface warfare (engineering duty option).

2012-13 - Junior: Earned All-Patriot League Second-Team honors with a 20-11 singles record ... posted a 16-5 singles record as Navy's starter in the No. 3 slot ... also went 1-0 at No. 1 and 1-0 at No. 2 singles ... was 4-1 at singles during league play ... finished the season with a six-match singles winning streak ... had a singles tournament record of 4-6 ... was 21-10 overall in doubles ... played primarily with Logan Antill at No. 3 doubles, where she was 11-5 ... reached the B Flight doubles finals of the Bill & Sandra Moore Invitational... had a combined record of 41-11.

2011-12 - Sophomore: Sears had another strong season, earning All-Patriot League First-Team accolades after playing No. 1 singles all spring ... Sears finished with a 16-16 overall record, but went 12-8 during the spring ... also went 12-10 in doubles play, including a 10-5 record in dual-meet action ... started the spring season 5-1, then ended the year by winning four of her last six matches ... went 3-3 in three-set decisions ... posted a 3-1 mark during the regular season against Patriot League opposition ... reached the semifinals of the Bill & Sandra Moore Invitational and in her flight at the Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational ... paired with Dye Das late in the year during doubles play to record a 7-3 mark at No. 3 doubles ... won six straight doubles matches from March 13 to April 11, including all four against Patriot League foes.

2010-11 - Freshman: Had a sensational freshman campaign, going 24-9 in singles play and 12-15 in doubles play ... went 16-6 in dual-meet singles action, mostly at No. 4 singles (14-6) ... ended the season winning her last six matches, including a 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Bucknell's Courtney Casey in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals, where she trailed 5-2 in the second set ... went 5-0 against Patriot League competition in singles play (tournament included) ... opened the spring season by winning six of her first eight matches ... had a five-match winning streak during the fall, losing in the finals of the Bill & Sandra Moore Invitational in a three-set decision to Howard's Katelyn Stokes ... won both of her matches at the Navy Blue & Gold Invitational to conclude an 8-3 fall season ... partnered mostly with Brittney Boucher to record a 12-15 doubles record ... went 6-9 in dual-meet action and 6-4 during the fall.

Personal: A 2010 graduate of Bullis Prep, Sears lettered twice in tennis and also ran track ... Sears also lettered twice at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School ... was named team captain in 2009 and was Bullis' Female Athlete of the Year in 2010 ... was an all-county honoree at Bethesda-Chevy Chase in 2008-09 ... a three-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net ... ranked No. 4 in Maryland and 35th in the Middle-Atlantic region ... daughter of George and Kathleen Sears ... can speak fluent French and participated in an exchange program with a school from Paris ... majoring in ocean engineering ... before her junior year at the Academy, took a trip to Senegal for a study abroad program for French.

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09/12/14 at Quinnipiac Invitational All Day
09/12/14 at Stony Brook Invitational All Day
09/13/14 at Stony Brook Invitational All Day
09/13/14 at Quinnipiac Invitational All Day
09/14/14 at Quinnipiac Invitational All Day