Rachel Yackel

Rachel Yackel

Graduation Year




High School

The Episcopal Academy


Hobart and William Smith College (DIII)

Why did you pick this college?

“I chose Hobart and William Smith because of the overwhelming amount of support the lacrosse program and the school both offer. Coach Phillips has great expectations for the team, and I’m very excited to be a part of this program soon!”

What advice would you give to younger Blast players beginning the recruiting process?

Being patient is the best advice I can give to younger Blast players that are beginning the recruiting process. It’s a long process, but just know that at the end, there is always a perfect school for each player. Never lose confidence in yourself.”

What’s your favorite part of playing for Blast?

“My favorite part about playing Philly Blast Lacrosse was that every player was extremely unselfish. It was always a team effort on and off the field.”

What other colleges were you considering?

Trinity College, Gettysburg College, Wesleyan College

Achievements, other sports or activities, etc

National Spanish Honors Society, National English Honors Society, Varsity Cross Country and Winter Track, EA Community Service, Spanish Club, 2014 Brine National Team

Additional Comments

“I would like to thank all of my lacrosse coaches throughout the years and especially my school lacrosse coach, Josie Ferri for always pushing me to become a better lacrosse player. I would also like to thank my parents for supporting me since day one.”