YULA Panthers Take Home Sarachek Championship for the 8th Time!
Entering Yeshiva University’s Red Sarachek tournament, the YULA Panthers were excited about the prospect of winning back the championship title. Ranked as the number 1 seed for the tournament, the entire team was still flying high from their win in the Cooper Invitational. The Panthers played their hardest and were victorious in their games against MTA, TABC, and finally in the championship game against the Frisch Cougars. As the final seconds of the game wound down, dozens of loyal fans were on their feet ready to storm the court. Current students, rabbis, and alumni ran onto the court, embracing the team in their moment of glory. YULA junior Daniel Tzion and senior Menachem Solomon were both awarded 1st Team, while senior Jojo Himmelman took home the coveted role of tournament MVP. Head coach Eli Hami, only the 2nd person in Yeshiva University history to win the championship both as a player and coach, said “I’ve been with this senior class for four years. I’m very close with the group, and it’s great to see all their hard work and many hours of practice pay off for them as individual players and as a team. They wanted this badly, and it showed on the court.” Mazal tov Panthers!