SAN DIEGO STATE 2016-17
Placed second in the consolation final on the 1-meter board at the 2017 Mountain West Championships with a season-best score of 286.10 … That score was the fifth-highest in program history on the 1-meter board … Had a personal-best mark of 286.35 on the 3-meter board, finishing third in the consolation final … Also had her top score on the platform (208.70), placing 23rd … Best finish during the season was eighth place on the 1-meter board at the Air Force Invitational … Advanced to the finals on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards at the USC Diving Invitational (Nov. 11-13) and Lumberjack Diving Invitational (at Northern Arizona Dec. 18-19) … At USC, placed 10th and 14th in the 1-and 3-meter events and was 12th and 11th respectively in those two competitions at the Lumberjack Invitational.
Won four varsity letters as a diver at North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa. ... Coached there by Kyle Goldbacher ... Earned All-America honors all four years ... Team captain as a senior ... Holder of state and district records ... Swimming and diving team MVP as a senior and was named Most Valuable Athlete ... Team won District I championship during her junior and senior season and capture state title in her final year.
Competed for three clubs as a junior diver: Imaginary Dive Club (six years), Nor-Gwyn Pool (nine years) and NorthPenn Aquatic Club (nine years) .... Was a national qualifier and capture AAU 1-meter national championship.
Marie V. Yacopino was born Jan. 9, 1998, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Daughter of Edward and Michele Yacopino ... Father played minor league baseball for seven years in the Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Milwaukee organizations ... Enjoys the beach, music, dogs and spending time with family and friends ... Was also recruited by Auburn, North Carolina State and Clemson ... A social work major at SDSU with career plans in that field.