Silia DeFilippis
Silia DeFilippis
Year: Senior
Hometown: Short Hills, N.J.
High School: Millburn High School

2010-11 Season (Senior): ITA Scholar-Athlete … Finished the fall season with a 3-4 singles record and 3-4 doubles record.

2009-10 Season (Junior): ITA Scholar-Athlete … Went 3-3 in doubles in the fall.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Played one doubles match.

Before Yale: Received All-Conference honors all four years at Millburn High School … As captain her senior year, led team to a record of 31-0 and a state championship ... Named first team All-State as well as first team All-Group senior year ... Received NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete award and represented high school at a statewide banquet ...Valedictorian of her graduating class.


Nickname: Silia
Residential College: Calhoun
Major: possibly Women's Studies and/or Biology
Future Plans: medical school
Why She Chose Yale: "When I stepped onto the campus for the first time, I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else. The combination of superior academics and incredible people is irresistible. I'm continually astounded by the feats of my peers; each day is full of surprises."
Other schools officially visited: none
Favorite place at Yale: Sterling Law Building, Sterling Memorial Library
Favorite class at Yale: Chemistry, European Literary Tradition
Favorite Band: Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray
Favorite Song: Ants Marching by Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Food: anything Italian
Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite Place She's played tennis: Dominican Republic
Place She'd love to visit: Italy
Team Superlatives
Most likely to make you laugh: D
Most likely to be caught daydreaming: Janet
Most likely to eat 4 plates of food at dinner: Lilian
Best Grunt: D
Best Pre-Serve/Pre-Return Routine: Lindsay C.
Best Cheerer: Sarah