Senior Rick Devereaux Drives In Three Runs to Give Him 34 This Season
2013: Saw action in two games out of the pen...went 2.0 scoreless with a strikeout against Niagara...registered a strikeout in 0.1 inning against Youngstown State.
2012: Finished his freshman campaign with a 4.05 ERA, pitching in seven relief appearances and one game as a starter...struck out nine batters and allowed no extra-base hits in 13.1 innings of work...earned his first career save against Akron on April 10.
High School; Yakopec was named the Athlete of the Year at Burrell High School in 2011...named ESPN Rise Magazine All-State as a senior...also named to the PA Nine All-State his senior year...selected to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette First Team as a senior...made the Valley News Dispatch First Team three years...made the All-WPIAL Team in both his junior and senior seasons...guided Burrell to a PIAA runner-up finish in 2008, as well as a WPIAL runner-up finish in 2010...helped Burrell win two section championships...played on the Orioles Scout Team and the Mid-Atlantic Canes...was an all-conference wide receiver in football and a two-year letterwinner in basketball...won the Judge Driscoll Student-Athlete Award...participated in the Student-Athlete Leadership Academy...a high honor student.
Personal: Born July 17, 1992...son of Stephen and Cheryl Yakopec...has one brother, Stephen III...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.