Waldemore Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Sept. 11, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Freshman midfielder/back Marissa Waldemore (New Vernon, N.J.), who helped Yale limit its two opponents to just three goals last week, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Waldemore had a defensive save Wednesday night to help hold No. 3 UConn to one goal. Saturday she played a key role in containing the Princeton attack by holding one of the Tigers' top offensive threats, Leah Hoagland, to one shot on goal and no points.

Waldemore has started all three games for Yale this season, helping the Bulldogs allow only five goals. She was an Ivy League honor roll selection in the first week of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Charlotte Goins (New Bern, N.C.) made the honor roll this week for her work against the Huskies and Tigers, including 28 saves.

Waldemore captained the field hockey team at the Pingry School to its third straight conference championship as a senior last year. Her father, Stanley Waldemore, played football at the University of Nebraska and for the NFL's New York Jets.

Yale returns to action Friday at Hofstra (4:00 p.m.).

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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