Jessica Yacobucci
Jessica Yacobucci
Year: Junior
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
High School: Greenwich Academy
Major: Economics
Residential College: Silliman

"Playing many squash tournaments at Payne Whitney as a [high school] Junior, I was always amazed by Yale's history and constant success as a program. More importantly, however, I was drawn by the motivation of its students and athletes, while being incredibly welcoming and friendly at the same time." - Jessica Yacobucci 

Before Yale: In high school played varsity squash and varsity golf for 4 years, and was captain of both teams senior year...Competed 3 times for the US against Canada in "The Battle of the Border"...On her squash team received most-improved and Boast Awards, and was a FAA champ (4 years), NE champ (4 years), and National Champ (2 years and 1 runner-up)...As a member of high school golf team, she was 4 years FAA all-league , 3 years New England individual top 10, FAA champs (4 years) and New England champs (4 years)

2016-17 Season: 11-6 season record, 6-2 in Ivy Play...Secured first career victory as No. 9 seed against Franklin & Marshall, won in three games...Notched key win as No. 9 seed against Cornell, swept opponent...Contributed a sweep victory to team win over Columbia, played as No. 9 seed...Defeated Columbia opponent in four games in last competition of the season, played as No. 8 seed

2017-18 Season: 2-1 season record, 1-1 in Ivy Play...Swept Franklin & Marshall opponent for first win of season, played as No. 9 seed and only surrendered four total points...Helped team secure fourth at Howe Cup

2018-19 Season: 8-8 season record, 4-4 in Ivy Play...Came back from down 0-2 to defeat Brown opponent 3-2, played as No. 8 seed...Secured key victory in team win against Penn, played as No. 8 seed and bested opponent in five-game match

Personal Information: Was member of the BCA (Breast cancer alliance), coding, and Brunswick computer-science clubs...Worked on school's literary art magazine Daedalus and founded the Squash Haven club...Enjoys volunteering at city-squash in the Bronx, reading maps, watching Spanish movies and tv shows, cooking, digital design, and watching sports..Older brother is a member of the Georgetown squash team, and her twin brother is a member of the UPenn squash team