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Zac Track, Episode 1 Recap

October 15, 2020
A red rose on a white backdrop and the words Zac Track: From York College of Pennsylvania to the Bachelorette Season 16

“Clare time, go time” —Zac C. 

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you do not want to know the results of Episode 1.
NOTE: The comments and opinions in this blog are my own and are not intended to be a reflection of York College of Pennsylvania. 

By now you’ve heard the news that YCP’s very own alumnus Zac Clark ‘06 is a contestant on The Bachelorette, season 16. A journey like never before, this season was supposed to start filming back in April 2020, until it was halted as a result of COVID-19, but Clare and her bachelors were willing to do what it took to safely find love. Each contestant, including Zac C., was required to be tested and quarantined in their rooms at La Quinta Resort until a negative test indicated it was safe to participate.

With the proverbial green light, it was “Clare time, go time,” for Zac C. We didn’t have to wait too long to see this Spartan on our screens again. Zac was one of the men who arrived in the first limo to meet the Bachelorette. Though he didn’t come out of the limo chanting the Spartan Spirit Check, his introduction was still pretty strong. 'C’ must stand for charming—because he made a sweet first impression on Clare. 


Unfortunately, thanks to some cocktail party drama between fellow contestant Yosef and some other dude who was sent home already, Zac didn’t get a chance to talk to the lady of the hour (or hours—those cocktail parties last until dawn!). Luckily, being “a sweet guy” was reason enough for Clare to give him a rose. Zac C. remains to fight for love for another episode next week (10/20) and we get a reason to look forward to a Tuesday.

Until next week Spartans...

What Your Fellow Spartans Are Saying

Here are some of our favorite comments and posts from #TeamClarky Spartans during episode 1. 

A facebook post is shared with the added post reading: *Exits the Limo* Can I get a Spartan spirit check?!
A screenshot of a facebook post reads: I guess this means the contestant this season that went to Harvard went to the 2nd best school out of all the contestants
You could have your comments featured next week! 
Just respond to our social media posts from @YorkCollegePA and @YCPAlumni, or tweet with the hashtag #TeamClarky.

About the Author
Brigette Allen smiles for a photo in an apple orchard  

Brigette Allen is the Associate Director of Alumni Relations and has been at York College since 2018. Prior to that, she served as the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at Lehigh University. She earned her B.S. in Communications from Ohio University and her M.Ed. in Student Affairs and HIgher Education from Wright State University.

Brigette has a side hustle making handcrafted earrings for her business Aqua + Aries. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, crafting, CrossFit, and—of course—watching the Bachelor. Brigette and her husband Jon live in Gettysburg, PA with their three pets.

Spartans—interested in serving as a guest blogger for a future episode recap? Email Danielle Sewell at dsewell2@ycp.edu to volunteer.