26 Mara Blumenstein
26 Mara Blumenstein
Height: 5-9
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Piedmont, Calif.
High School: Piedmont
Previous College: Silliman
Position: D
Major: Undeclared

Off the Field:

  • Volunteer Youth Educator to equip eighth graders with the tools to transition to high school
  • Volunteered in Tijuana, Mexico building houses

Before Yale: Two-time league most valuable player at Piedmont High School… First team all-league selection as a sophomore… Team captain as a senior… Helped lead Piedmont to the playoff finals as a junior… Has played club soccer for Bay Oaks Botafogo since age 9… Bay Oaks finished third at the US Youth Soccer nationals in 2013… Club team captain.

Personal: Spent last three spring breaks building houses in Mexico… Mother is a Yale graduate.

Why Yale? “Because of how I felt when I stepped on campus for the first time. Going on a tour and talking to a few students, I instantly got a sense of how deeply students at Yale care – about each other, about their schoolwork, about their extracurriculars. I knew I wanted to spend my next four years at Yale, surrounded by people like this while getting to explore my own interests and discover what I love.”