Zachary Yonda

  • University: Sligo Institute of Technology
  • Course: Marketing
  • Club: Sligo All Stars
  • Age: 22


Hello all! My name is Zack Yonda. I am from Berwyn, Pennsylvania, just outside the city of Philadelphia (go Sixers!). I attended Conestoga High School and received my undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, majoring in Economics and minoring in Educational Studies. At Swarthmore, I was a four-year letter winner and co-captain during my senior campaign. Each of my last three years I was named to the All-Conference & Academic All-Conference teams and helped lead my team to the college’s first ever conference championship in 2017. I finished my career fifth all-time in school history in points scored and hold the conference record for most consecutive free throws made during a season.

Basketball has given me lasting friendships, taught me valuable life lessons, and allowed me to travel the globe. It’s next gift is the opportunity to become part of the Sport Changes Life program, through which I will continue to play basketball in Ireland’s National League, further my education by earning a Master’s Degree in Marketing at IT Sligo, and coach/inspire the youth of Ireland. As the first Victory Scholar placed in Sligo, I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to continue my athletic career and education and introduce the city to the magic of Sport Changes Life!


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My Personal Blog

May 12th, 2019


May 2nd, 2019

Sustainable Living

April 12th, 2019

Wheelchair Basketball

April 2nd, 2019

Sligo’s Best Hikes

March 2nd, 2019

Broadening Horizons (Part II)

February 28th, 2019

Broadening Horizons (Part I)

February 18th, 2019

Surf’s Up!

February 4th, 2019

Irish Weather

January 14th, 2019

New Hobbies

January 9th, 2019

Irish Blood

December 29th, 2018

Must See: Portugal

December 29th, 2018

Belfast Classic Part II: Ready, Set, DONE

November 12th, 2018

Belfast Classic Part I: Introducing the San Francisco Dons!

November 9th, 2018

Aurora Hunting

October 25th, 2018

The Nature of Irish Schools

October 13th, 2018


September 22nd, 2018

Scoil Naomh Molaise

September 12th, 2018

Sligo Walking Club! (& Exiting your Comfort Zone)

September 4th, 2018

Good Company