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Mark Winhoffer

School

Yale University

Position
Midfield
Major
Economics

Classroom

Winhoffer has excelled in the classroom while pursuing his economics degree. He is a two-time Academic All-Ivy selection.

He currently has a job offer in the IBM Chief Analytics Office.

Character

Winhoffer has been a member of Yale’s Leadership Council for three years.

In 2020, he was the sole team captain, as voted by his teammates. Even though Yale’s season was cancelled, Winhoffer remained committed and active in leading the team, even passing on opportunities to play with the Philippine National Team.

He overcame a bout with mononucleosis during his 2018 season, and again persevered in his junior season by playing through a torn meniscus. He helped the Bulldogs win an Ivy League championship.

Winhoffer has had multiple offers to remain in the United States to play, but instead has returned to the Philippines to care for his grandfather this spring.

Community

Winhoffer has been active in the community, both in New Haven and the Philippines.

During his time at Yale, he has been a volunteer for the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Drive, one of the most successful collegiate drives in the country.

Winhoffer has served as a spokesperson for College Admissions Mentors for Peers in the Philippines. CAMP is a student-led organization that helps Filipinos get into American colleges, either through sports or education. In addition, he has used his experience with the Philippines National Team to help Filipino soccer players try to achieve their dreams of playing in the United States, through multiple podcasts such as Across the Line and Partially Pinoy.

He has also assisted in gift drives during the Christmas season for Philippine General Hospital.

Competition

Winhoffer has had an outstanding career so far at Yale.

In 2019, he was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year, helping Yale win the league championship and earn a birth in the NCAA tournament. He also earned United Soccer Coaches All-Northeast Region first team, All-Ivy first team, and All-ECAC honors. Winhoffer finished the season as the Ivy League leader with 23 points, from six goals and 11 assists. His assist mark ranked sixth in the nation and was one shy of Craig Yacks’ school record set in 1997. He scored four goals and added four assists in eight Ivy games and two of his four goals in Ivy play were game winners

In 2017, Winhoffer was the only freshman to appear in all 16 games.

He captained the Philippine National Team at the 2019 AFFu22 Tournament in Cambodia, and has also participated in the College Combine Invitational and trained with New England Revolution II.