- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 3, 2024
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Making all state as a linebacker at Mount Carmel Area has become an annual expectation since 1994 where seven of the 9 starters at the position during that time have been named to some sort of all state team. Vince Yasenchak has moved the bar one step higher by becoming the all-time tackle leader at MCA with a career total of 412. A three- year starter, Yasenchak became only the second player in MCA history to record over 100 stops in 3 separate seasons. Vince also has the distinction of being the only Red Tornado to win a championship in each of his four varsity seasons – State Championships in 1998 and 2000, District Championships in 1998,1999, and 2000, and an Eastern Conference Crown in 2001.
During his career, Vince also chipped in with 8.5 QB sacks, 7 interceptions,4 fumble recoveries, 12 passes broken up and 24 receptions for 392 yards and 6TD’s. Yasenchak served as a co-captain during the 2001 campaign and finished his career with a 47-10 record on the gridiron. Vince was named a first team all state linebacker by the Associated Press following the 2000 and 2001 seasons and was recognized as a Toyota Fab 85 player by PA Sports Fever.
Vince has also been a baseball starter since his freshman year as a pitcher , when in his first varsity start, pitched a 3 hitter with 13 K’s in a win over Shamokin. He was named to the All Area team and All Schuylkill League teams in 2000 as a pitcher and has a .375 batting average, 14 HR’s and 58 RBI’s so far in his career. His teams have made it into the Dist IV playoffs in 2000 and 2001. He has served as a captain during the 2001 season and will do the same during the upcoming season.
Yasenchak also spends his winters as a member of the Tornado wrestling squad where he has posted a 39-12 record in 2 years. He finished as the Schuylkill League runner up at 189 lbs in 2001 and posted a fourth place finish in the heavy weight category in 2002.Vince also captains the 2002 grapplers.
Yasnechak has also served for four years as a member of the Student Council at MCA and has been elected as his class vice president for four consecutive years. He has also been active in MCA productions of “Annie” and “Once Upon a Mattress”. Vince is also a member of the National Honor Society and National Athletic Honor Societies.
Following graduation, Yasenchak will take his talents to Temple University, where he has been awarded a full athletic scholarship by Coach Bobby Wallace. Vince is the son of Sherry and Vince Yasenchak, Denmar Gardens.