3 Matt Yackel
3 Matt Yackel
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
Year: So.
Hometown: Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
High School: John Jay
Position: Mid/Def
Major: Sport Management


2011: Embarks on his second year in the Green and White ... had an outstanding freshman season and will look to build on that success as a sophomore … is a technical wide player … combines well with teammates … became an exceptional outstide defender for York and will look to become even better this season.

2010: Played in 21 of York's 22 games while drawing 20 starts in just his freshman season ... won a regular starting role at right back out of preseason camp and held onto it throughout the year ... named the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Rookie of the Year ... part of York's fifth Capital Athletic Conference Tournament championship and sixth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Personal: Is a sport management major … is the son of David and Sally Yackel … born on October 25, 1991 … played club soccer for FC Westchester Academy … was an all-league and all-section choice in high school … named to the Poughkeepsie Journal All-Star Team as a prep player … names his dad and his brother as the people he most admires … hobbies include snowboarding and golf … favorite athlete is Steven Gerrard … chose York because of the “high level soccer program” … lists his most significant athletic achievement as being named the CAC Rookie of the Year in 2010 … his most memorable athletic moment while at York is winning the 2010 CAC Tournament championship.