Ashburn, VA (January 27, 2015) – Broad Run High School senior Will Yancey has committed to play football at Shenandoah University starting in the 2015-2016 academic school year.
“I selected Shenandoah University, because I was looking for a great education, and I knew it is a great place to be from.” said Yancey. Established in 1875, the private, nationally recognized applied liberal arts university is located in Winchester, VA. With approximately 4,000 students enrolled in more than 90 programs, it is a close-knit community rich in creative energy, intellectual challenge and athletic performance.
Yancey’s commitment to become a Hornet left him feeling elated. He also felt, “It was really great to commit and know where I am going to spend the next four years of my life, and I am really excited to play for Head Coach Scott Yoder.” “The recruiting process was fantastic,” said Yancey. Yancey on Coach Yoder, “He really cares about his recruits and always knew how Broad Run played, our scores and our opponents.” Coach Yoder is building a team in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) that will surpass its past two 4-6 seasons. Coach Yoder is poised and will have his Hornets ready for the upcoming 2015 season opener against the Gallaudet Bisons at Shentel Stadium on September 5th.
The one thing Yancey expects going into his first year is that “he wants to contribute to the success of the team.” From an academic perspective, “the field of study that most interests me is Criminal Justice, because my goal one day is to become a State Trooper.”
When asked about his fondest memories of playing high school football, Yancey replied, “Lettering as a Freshman!” Yancey played football for 10 years dating back to 2005 in the Ashburn Youth Football League (AYFL), as did several of his teammates. Yancey has many fond memories of teammates, coaches and games he played in and these memories have built a strong bond that will continue throughout his life.
“I am thankful for my first ever football coach, Mike Groves – AYFL Blue Devils, who taught me how to play football, as well as Broad Run Head Coach, Matt Griffis, and Coaches Justin Boleyn, Jason Dawson, and Conner McCartin. And a special thanks to my Dad, Ken Yancey, who coached me in little league and has had a huge impact on my life and football career!” In giving advice to all football players, “have a dream, set a goal, and just do it!”
Please join me in congratulating Will on his commitment to Shenandoah University. We wish you all the best at the next level as a Shenandoah Hornet!
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Written by Steven Holland