5 - Marissa Waldemore
Marissa Waldemore
Height: 5-6
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: New Vernon, N.J.
High School: Pingry School
Position: M/B
Coach Stuper: "A quiet yet confident player, Marissa comes from an athletic family and has a 'blue collar' mentality. Her strong low defense, combined with this mentality, made her one of our best defenders last season. Combined with her stick skills, vision and poise, she is a dangerous midfielder as well." 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. 2007: ZAG/ NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree ... Started all 17 games ... 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. Why Yale? Yale has a great balance of athletics and academic opportunities
Favorite food: Ice cream
Favorite place at Yale: Calhoun dining hall
Where I would like to travel: Africa
I want to learn to: Kick box
Best Yale field hockey moment: Practicing with the team for the first time ever
Sports Hero: My dad

Overall

Ivy League

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PTS

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PTS

2007

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Career

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