Yorktown Senior a Goal-Scoring Machine

Yorktown’s Jamison Embury scores a goal against Scarsdale. Credits: File photo

Yorktown senior Jamison Embury is an attackman on the varsity boys lacrosse team. Embury will play with his twin brother Hunter at Marist College next year.

How old were you when you started playing lacrosse and how did you get started?

I don’t remember exactly when but it was around first grade when I first started playing lacrosse and I got my first lacrosse stick and gear that Easter. I started playing because my cousins Matthew and Joey Sialiano played and I was always very close with them and living in Yorktown where lacrosse is a huge sport.

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What do you think are your strengths as a lacrosse player?

Probably my vision and ability to get teammates involved but my other strengths include working well with others and understanding the game.

As a senior on the team this year, how do you see your role as a leader?

In being a senior and a member of the varsity team for years, it’s extremely important to set an example and be a role model for those younger players who will eventually be in your shoes one day so I try and fit that mold of someone the younger guys can look up to each and every day.

What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates?

Listening to music before games in the locker room together or team dinners the night before every game.

Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?

My grandmother, who has taught me her relentless work ethic over the years. She’s 88 years old and has been working every day for over 60 years at her own Freyer’s Florist in town.

Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?

I collect pens.

What does it mean to be able to play for Yorktown?

It truly means the world to be able to play for this incredible program. It is an honor each and every game to put on that jersey and represent the many years of excellence of this program and to play for the man himself Mr. Charlie Murphy.

What is the feeling you get before a game?

I get extremely excited before games but also a little nervous as always. I try and drown out all the noise with my pregame playlist and focus on what I need to do to stay as relaxed as possible.

What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?

My favorite type of music to listen to before games is electronic dance music. My favorite songs that I listen to right before getting my gear on are “Everybody Hates Me,” by The Chainsmokers; or “Fade Into Darkness,” by Avicii.

What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?

I try not to eat too much before a game but my favorite postgame meal would probably be my grandma’s homemade chicken parm.

Best place to eat in Yorktown and why?

In the morning my absolute favorite place to eat is Heavy Bear Deli in Yorktown, home of the famous “Wacky” sandwich, but at other times of the day I love to eat at Yorktown Pizza and Pasta.

What advice would you give to a young lacrosse player growing up in Yorktown?

My advice would be to have the stick in your hand as much as possible and always set goals for yourself to be the best you can be.

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