Hometown: Allendale, NJ
High School: Immaculate Heart Academy, Township of Washington, NJ
Took silver in the varsity lightweight eight at Cooper Cup... Took silver in the frosh/novice quadruple sculls at the Metropolitan Youth Speed Order... Took silver in the novice quadruple sculls at the Head of the Passaic
Leyla's most memorable sporting achievements are competing at the Head of the Passaic with her teammates and running a half marathon in 2:02... The most influential people in her rowing career are Melissa Boyd, John Downey and her brother Alex... Outside of rowing Leyla spends her time volunteering in the community and playing the piano... Leyla's rowing goals are to continue getting faster and growing as a teammate and individual... She aspires to study political science in college and then attend law school to become a lawyer.