|Hometown:||Lake Mary, Fla.|
|High School:||Lake Mary Prep|
2016-2017 SEASON: Finished with the fifth-highest win percentage (.400) at the fourth flight in singles action in the NEC……..Collected four doubles wins, two in the second flight of doubles and two in the third flight of doubles, with her partner Emma Blake…….Posted the third-best singles record on the team and tied for third-best doubles record.
2015-16 SEASON: Led the team with 10 wins in singles play … Finished second on the team with 11 doubles victories, including five at the top flight … Teamed with Kelly Smith to register eight doubles wins, the most by any duo on the squad.
2014-15 SEASON: Moved up to play at the No. 1 singles position as well as the No. 3 doubles slot as a sophomore… Secured a 5-19 singles record to go with a 10-11 doubles record… Put together a 4-13 record at the No. 1 singles spot and a 1-6 mark in tournament play… Played doubles alongside Danielle Nguyen, going 7-7 in dual matches and 3-4 in tournaments… The Benefiel/Nguyen pairing posted a 1-1 record at the No. 2 doubles slot and a 6-6 record at No. 3 doubles.
2013-14 SEASON: Tied for third on the team with 11 singles wins as a freshman… Posted records of 11-15 in singles and 11-17 in doubles… Went 6-11 at the No. 5 singles slot… Played majority of the season alongside Taylor D’Agostino, going 5-10 at the No. 3 doubles position as a tandem… Against the NEC in the regular season, went 1-3 in singles and 1-2 in doubles action… Made Mount debut at the Tiger Classic in the fall.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned varsity letters in tennis, volleyball, cross country and track and field at Lake Mary Prep… Served as two-year captain of tennis team under Head Coach Thad Hawks… Put together a record of 93-12… Two-time district champion in doubles and two-time single champion… All-Central Florida and All-Seminole County selection… Ranked in the USTA Top 100 throughout high school career… Captain of cross country and track and field as a senior… Regional qualifier in the 800m in track… School record holder in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m… Member of the National Honor Society… Member of the Dean’s List and recipient of the Headmaster’s Award.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 16, 1995… Daughter of Kathleen and Matthew Benefiel… Has two older brothers, Bryan and Colin, and one younger brother, Brady... Majoring in elementary education.