August 20, 2014

Lady Clippers Land Much Needed Height In the Front Court

Yadirah Thompson has signed a letter of intent to play for the Lady Clippers this fall. We are very excited to have Yadirah come in as a freshman and build success on and off the court. Yadirah was born in Bayonne, NJ and stands 6'2". Yadirah has two older brothers and one younger brother back home. Yadirah wouldn't be in this great situation if it wasn't for her Mom and all that she has done for her. Yadirah also has a great relationship with her Dad and Step-Father as well. Growing up her Dad taught her basketball and the importance of TEAM and treating the game with respect. Yadirah finds true happiness when she is on the court playing basketball and just enjoying the game.

Outside of basketball Yadirah enjoys music, art, and gaming. She also plays the drums, guitar, and piano. She also enjoys the creative side in writing music and poetry. Coach Lupo added, "I am very excited to add Yadirah to our family here at UMM."I truly feel her character, determination, and leadership will fit in perfectly here."I am privileged to have the honor to coach Yadirah on and off the court and see her grow in this community."

Yadirah is going to school for Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and is very excited to begin her college career in Maine.