Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Yeaw Verbals to Lasell
"My top 2 choices where UNE and Lasell" Yeaw told the NH Notebook. "Both has strong academic programs and were the size I was looking for. Coach Ewing at UNE has built a competitive team and has made it into the NCAA’s the past 2 years. It would be exciting to be part of that. However Lasell seems like the perfect fit for me both academically and for basketball. Lasell offers a competitive Athletic Training program. Being close to Boston offers tremendous opportunities and choices for my clinical rotations. Coach Carla Flaherty was a big part in me choosing Lasell. She has a ton of excitement and is consistently improving every year. She has high goals for her program and I cant wait be a part of it and contribute."
Lasell is a Division III program that competes in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). This year they fell to eventual conference champions St. Joe's in the quarterfinals. Lasell is located right near Boston in Newton, MA.
"I see my role at Lasell as being one to contribute right away" explained Yeaw. "Coach Flaherty has a strong recruiting class coming in. I’m working hard at my game to keep improving and lifting to the stronger for college. I feel my years of AAU with the NH Bombers and NE Crusaders have help prepare me for college. I will also be playing with another Crusader alumni Katie Stopera from Hollis-Brookline. I’m excited about my future at Lasell."
Yeaw is a 5-foot-10 wing with a strong inside-outside game. She can hit shots and defend people out on the perimeter, but also score and rebound inside. She runs the floor well, and can lead or finish on the break. Yeaw finishes well inside and also has a soft shooting touch.
However, Yeaw definitely flew under the radar a little bit playing at Keene.
"Playing for Keene for 4 years was a challenge" Yeay explained. "I had 3 different coaches and every year was like starting over again. I feel my junior and senior year I became more of a leader. I had to speak up more and help some of your younger players. I also had to work harder on my 1-on-1 game and creating opportunities. I’ve always been comfortable shooting from the outside. The last 2 years I’ve seen stronger defenses so I was forced to work on my moves and taking the ball to the hole. This has helped my confidence and will benefit me in college."
Despite all of the coaching changes at Keene and lack of a supporting cast with opposing teams double-teaming her Yeaw stayed positive. She kept on working hard on her game, and is now being rewarded for it.