Amherst’s Jurcak earns Fisher Cats’ scholarship

For Amherst’s Jacob Yurcak, Sunday afternoon was an extremely special day at the ballpark.

The recent Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School graduate stepped on to the turf at Northeast Dental Stadium and was honored as one of a dozen recipients of a $2,500 college scholarship from the 2018 Fisher Cats Foundation

Scholar-Athlete Fund.

Ten recent New Hampshire high school grads and a pair from Massachusetts were honored by the team on Sunday before the Fisher Cats faced the Harrisburg Senators.

Yurcak received the Fisher Cats Foundation Scholarship in recognition of his achievements throughout his high school career. He plans to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to study mechanical engineering in the fall.

Yurcak was a three-sport varsity athlete in soccer, basketball and track and field, serving as captain for basketball and track.

He is a member of Hampshire United Soccer Club and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, as well as the National Honor Society, student government and history club.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats established the Foundation to be a catalyst for the betterment of communities statewide by supporting youth programs that encourage education and promote healthy living.

Through the generous support of players, employees, sponsors, and fans, the Fisher Cats Foundation continuously works to make a positive impact throughout New Hampshire and north central Massachusetts.

As the primary funding source for the team’s philanthropy, the Fisher Cats Foundation supports a wide variety of non-profit organizations and coordinates several fund-raising programs and events.