UND W Soccer BIO
Mara Yapello
Player Profile:
Mara Yapello 3114844
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'3"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mahtomedi, Minn.
High School: Mahtomedi High School
Major: Pre-Occupational Therapy

2017 (Freshman): Named UND's Rookie of the Year ... Played in all 18 games as a freshman, including five starts … Ranked third on the team with four points (1 goal, 2 assists) … Scored her first career goal in a 3-0 win at Southern Utah (Oct. 15) … Collected her first collegiate point with an assist in a 1-1 tie vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 15) … Also assisted on UND’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss at Montana (Oct. 22) … Made her collegiate debut in the season opener at North Dakota State (Aug. 18) … Tied for seventh on the team in both shots (7) and shots on goal (3) … Earned first letter.

Before UND: A 2017 graduate of Mahtomedi High School … Lettered five times in soccer as a prep and earned all-state honors in each of her last two years … Also garnered all-conference accolades three straight seasons from 2014-16 … Also spent four seasons with the Minnesota Thunder Academy club program.

Personal: Majoring in pre-occupational therapy … Daughter of John Yapello and Sandy Sampair … Younger sister of UND teammate Karleen Yapello … Cousins Brandon Sampair (St. Cloud State) and Charlie Sampair (Minnesota Duluth) played collegiate hockey.

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