Lauri Kaei
Lauri Kaei
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Harjumaa, Estonia
High School: Tallinn Secondary Science
Position: Free/Back

2013-14: Set career-bests in both the 50- and 100-yd. freestyle events while winning a bronze medal in each event at the 2014 CCSA Championships… His 50 free time of 20.52 ranks as the sixth-fastest time in program history, while his 100 free time of 45.24 ranks eighth in the Retriever record book… Also advanced to the finals of the 100 fly at the conference meet in Knoxville, placing fifth with a season-best time of 49.84… Helped the 200 (1:20.57) and 400 free relays (2:56.57), as well as the 200 (1:28.99) and 400 medley relays (3:14.41) set new school records at the CCSA meet… The 400 free relay brought home a gold medal while the three other relays won silver medals at Tennessee… During the dual meet season, he won four individual events… He was also a part of 11 victorious relays squads, including the 200 free (1:23.70) and 200 medley (1:32.44) squads which broke the UMBC Aquatic Complex records in the Retrievers’ meet on Jan. 11 against Howard.

2012-13: Took second in the 100-yd. backstroke, third in the 100-yd. butterfly and fourth in the 100-yd. freestyle at the America East Championships as UMBC reclaimed it conference title… His 100 back time of 49.81 in the event finals, as well as his 100 fly time of 49.32 in the prelims, rank fifth all-time at UMBC… A part of the 200 and 400 free relay teams which won gold at the conference meet… His 100 back time (49.81) and 100 fly time both rank fifth all-time at UMBC… A part of the 400 free relay team which broke the school record (2:58.47) at the ECAC Championships… Won nine dual meet events as the Retrievers completed their second-ever undefeated season… Honored as the America East Male Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 29… Selected to the America East All-Academic Team… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2011-12: Won a gold medal leading off for the 200-yd medley relay team at the America East Championships... Also earned a silver medal as a part of the 200 free relay at the conference meet... Won an individual bronze medal in both the 100 back (49.90) and 100 free (45.49) with season-best times at the conference championship meet... Placed sixth in the 200 free at the America East meet in Boston... Won seven dual meet events during the Retrievers' regular season... Naned to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Background: Competed at the European Short Course Championships.

Personal: Son of Raivo Kaei… Double majoring in philosophy and political science… Born June 4, 1992.