3 - Matt Yackel
Matt Yackel
Height: 5-8
Weight: 145
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
High School: John Jay
Position: Mid/Def
Major: Sport Management

CAREER STATISTICS AND CAREER HIGHS

2012: Embarks on his third year in the Green and White . . . had a solid sophomore year and will look to continue this into the upcoming season . . . is a technical wide player . . . combines well with teammates . . . became an exceptional outside defender for York and will look to become even better this season.

2011: Appeared in 20 games with 19 starts this season . . . scored one goal and had one assist for a total of three points . . . took 10 shots with two on goal . . . had a single-game high two points on Sep. 17 at Marymount.

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 and marketing minor. . . carries a 3.43 cumulative GPA . . . made the Dean’s List in the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012 . . . 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.

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