Mitchell successfully made the Xavier freshman football team and was named one of the team captains. He was selected to the first team, for both offense and defense. Xavier runs the single-wing offense, which Mitchell was the Power Back. On defense, Mitchell played both linebacker and strong safety, depending on the opponent. Xavier finished the 2015 season with a record of 5-3 and was arguably one of their most challenging schedules to date.
Mitchell was named the freshman team defensive MVP during Xavier’s sports award ceremony. The foundation of Mitchell’s successful freshman season is directly attributable to his five seasons playing with the Yorkville Eagles where he learned the game and the hard work that is necessary to become a valued team member.
Shane has played in Yorkville since the age of 8. He originally started playing travel baseball but soon found that his true passion was basketball. Shane then continued to play basketball in our league right through high school. Also during this time he played flag football and shined as a quarterback.
Shane went on to play high school basketball for York Prep. He started all 3 years of his York Prep career while leading his team in scoring and 3 point shots. During the summers of his high school days he played for the Metro Hawks, a top-level travel basketball team that played in national tournaments all over the east coast. During this time he got exposed to many of the Division 1 basketball school coaches.
Nick Silber began his Yorkville career in 2004 as a strapping young six-year-old on the 8-and-under travel baseball squad. He played Yorkville travel baseball for seven years (along with travel basketball and flag football). Today Nick plays baseball for The Lawrenceville School and also Team Citius, a Texas-based organization that competes in national tournaments. UPDATE: Nick will be pitching at Rice University, where he will begin his freshman year in the fall of 2016.
Erik Started playing travel baseball with the Eagles at age 10 as a shortstop and pitcher. He continued for the next 5 years until 9th grade. During this time he also played travel basketball and flag football for Yorkville. He went on to play high school varsity baseball at Beacon H.S. in NYC where he started in centerfield. He led his team in batting in both his junior and senior seasons. During this time he also played varsity basketball starting at small forward.
During the summers he played for the New York Nine / Team NY where he traveled throughout the east coast and central regions playing the top teams in the U.S. He went on to play college baseball at Concordia College, a division 2 school in Bronxville, NY where he was award and athletic scholarship.
IWilliam is currently at the Hackley School in Tarrytown NY playing football and Lacrosse.
He started a couple of varsity games as a sophomore at quarterback.
Senior at Stuyvesant High School, will be attending Wash U in St Louis next year, and will be an playing offensive Line for the Wash U. Bears Football team.
Yorkville Eagles really helped launch Mark's football career and that extra help was a great plus for College. Mark was a part of his HS football team all 4 years, and was awarded MVP and Rookie of the year, sophomore year. Sadly this past summer, Mark developed a blood clot in his arm, underwent 2 surgeries for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, having a rib and muscles removed from his right shoulder , followed by 5 months on blood thinners. Even through those times Mark remained a member of the team, and attended training camp and work outs to be dubbed the "inspiration and hydration specialist". Fortunately with the help of excellent doctors and on going physical therapy Mark is back in shape and will be playing College football next year.
Morgan could hit a pitched ball at two and a half. He started pitching at about 5 because he could throw hard and was very accurate. He started playing YYAA Travel ball at age 8 in 2006, and again in 2007, both terrific years. He moved onto the national level in 2008, traveling all around the country and winding up in the Cal Ripken World Series that year. He continued traveling for the next several summers, playing in front of scouts, both college and pro continuously and against the toughest competition in the U.S. Some of the stops included the USSSA World Series at Disney World and the Connie Mack World Series in New Mexico.
Emory center fielder Mikey Edelman, (former Yorkville baseball, basketball and football player), celebrates his first collegiate home run at MCU Park in Coney Island with his Mom, who proudly wears YYAA’s 50th anniversary cap. Go Emory and Yorkville Eagles!
For years, Cole Anthony was billed as The One. The latest, after a hiatus, in a long list of elite New York City point guards. He had the pedigree and the support system in place. He had the inner drive and needed athletic gifts.
Tuesday morning, he took a major step toward reaching the incredibly high expectations that have been set for him, announcing his commitment to North Carolina and coach Roy Williams, joining a select club of local stars who were good enough to land a scholarship to wear the powder blue of the powerhouse ACC school.
“I always wanted to play on the highest level,” the 6-foot-3 Anthony, the son of former Knicks guard and NBA broadcaster Greg Anthony, told The Post. “They have a winning culture, and I want to be a part of it.”
After several years playing YYAA flag football, Cass Knox joined YYAA's tackle football program in its inaugural season and played guard, defensive end and tight end for three seasons on the Yorkville Eagles. Cass moved to Connecticut for high school in August 2011 and played on the freshman football squad in its undefeated 2012 season. In his sophomore year, he is starting outside Varsity linebacker for the New Canaan Rams, one of the strongest high school programs in Connecticut. (He is seen here recovering a blocked punt and running it into the end zone, helping the Rams to a 66-20 victory over Greenwich High School on Saturday, September 28). "Cass loves football, and he was fortunate to have learned the game from dedicated parents and the professional coaches at YYAA," says his mother, Hollis Kegg.
Henry Lowe joined the Yorkville Athletic Association when he was six years old and was a three sport athlete playing basketball, baseball and flag football for Yorkville until he was 14 years old. He and his brother Austin really enjoyed participating in this supportive, enthusiastic program that promoted a commitment to athletic excellence as well as family, friendship and community. Henry focused on basketball in high school. He was Captain of the Dalton Varsity team and scored 1000 points during his high school career. He is now on the Villanova University basketball team and is really enjoying his experience.
This page is dedicated to past players and coaches who have been involved in Yorkville sports programs. We welcome everyone particularly those who have gone on to play D1, 2D or D3 college sports. Tell us about your experience at YYAA and what it meant to you. Share with us what you are doing now. Click Send info along with a past (if available) and current photo to possibly see your story on the Alumni board.