(Photos by Dave Adams)
Trevor Yealy enters the MCLA Hall of Fame as an outstanding player.
During his career at the University of Michigan, the Upper St. Clair, Pa., product became the most prolific scorer in MCLA history while earning four All-American nods at attackman – including first team honors in his final three seasons.
From the moment he arrived in Ann Arbor in 2008, Yealy was a force. In his rookie season he was a Second Team All-American after scoring 61 goals and dishing out five assists for the 18-0 Wolverines. His sophomore year was his most prolific campaign, as Yealy buried 81 goals along with two assists as Michigan again went 18-0.
His productivity continued into his junior campaign with 78 more goals (and two assists) and another 18-win season. Perhaps most importantly, Yealy’s first three years culminated with the Wolverines raising an MCLA national championship trophy – the only Division I team to accomplish three straight titles.
The last campaign for both Yealy and Michigan was 2011, as the program transitioned to NCAA Division I. They Wolverines were not able to win a fourth title, bowing out in the semifinals, but Yealy was still a monster with 63 goals and a career-high six assists.
“Trevor was not just one of the best finishers to ever play in MCLA,” said former Michigan coach John Paul. “He was also a great leader, teammate and representative of the program. We would not have achieved what we did as a program in our final four MCLA years, or in the transition to Division I, without him.”
His 283 career goals rank as the most in MCLA Division I history.
"I am incredibly honored and humbled to be selected into this year's MCLA Hall of Fame class,” Yealy said. “I'd first like to thank the entire MCLA staff, past and present, who work tirelessly to provide a competitive, enjoyable lacrosse experience for thousands of student-athletes across the country.
“I'd like to thank my family, for prioritizing education and supporting me throughout the years in athletics. If it was not for their support, I would have never been able to obtain the opportunities I was given at Michigan.
“Lastly, I'd like to thank John Paul, Ken Broschart, and all of my Michigan coaches and teammates for an unforgettable five years in Ann Arbor. A number of stars had to align to be receiving this honor, and it would not have been possible without each and every person in the Michigan program. To everyone I played for, and with, at Michigan – from the bottom of my heart – thank you and Go Blue!"
Yealy and the MCLA Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will be inducted on May 8 at the Hotel RL in Salt Lake City. They will also be honored on Saturday, May 9 at Judge Memorial High School during the two finals of the 2020 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.
For further event information and tickets, please visit HERE.