5 Marissa Waldemore
5 Marissa Waldemore
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: New Vernon, N.J.
High School: Pingry School
Position: B
Major: Psychology

2010 (Senior): NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree for the third time … Appeared in 14 games.

2009 (Junior): Tied for third in Ivy League with three game-winning goals … Tied for third on team with five assists … Fifth on team with 15 points … Scored a career-high five goals … Started all 17 games, extending streak of consecutive games started to 25 … Key part of Yale’s penalty corner unit as inserter … Earned Major Y.

2008 (Sophomore): NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree … Scored two goals and had four assists … Started 16 games … Scored first career goal in 4-1 win vs. Hofstra Oct. 19 … Earned Major Y.

2007 (Freshman): ZAG/ NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree … Started all 17 games … Had a pair of assists … Made debut vs. Providence Sept. 1 … Ivy League Rookie of the Week Sept. 11 … Seven-time Ivy League weekly honor roll selection … Led team with three defensive saves … Earned Major Y.

High School: Captained field hockey team at the Pingry School as a senior ... Team won conference championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006; sectional championships in 2004 and 2005; Somerset county championship in 2005 and Group I state championship in 2004 ... Conference player of the year in 2006 ... First team Somerset County Coaches Association All-Star Team and first team North Jersey Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Star Team 2005 and 2006 ... Newark Star Ledger first team Group I All-State and first team Somerset County 2006 ... Courier News Player of the Year and first team All-Area 2006 ... Newark Star Ledger first team Somerset County and second team Group I All-State 2005 ... Courier News first team All-Area 2005 ... Honorable mention conference all-star in 2004 ... Also was on ice hockey (2003 and 2004) and track (2005 and 2006) teams.

Club Team: Played with Spirit Eagles 2005-2007, where teammates included current Yale teammate Erica Cullum.

Notes: Father, offensive lineman Stanley Waldemore, played football at Nebraska (1975-77) and for the NFL's New York Jets (1978-86) … Participated in 2008 American Cancer Society Relay for Life … Member of Calhoun College.

Why Yale? Yale has a great balance of athletics and academic opportunities.