Opening Day at Yankee Stadium on Thursday quickly morphed into “Volpening Day” thanks to the young, new addition to the New York Yankees for the start of the 2023 season.

New Jersey native and Delbarton alum Anthony Volpe made his MLB debut on March 30, becoming one of only a few 21-year-old rookies to start on Opening Day for the New York Yankees in their long, decorated history.

Volpe beat out veterans and rookies during an impressive spring training and parlayed that into winning the starting shortstop job, one that was once held by his longtime influence and Yankee great Derek Jeter.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story on Volpe’s ascension from high school star to becoming the next young face of the New York Yankees:

Anthony Volpe Through the Years

Jersey Sports Zone has been chronicling Anthony Volpe since his high school days in New Jersey. Here’s our library of Volpe highlights, feature stories and more through the years. Click each headline to watch!

April 10, 2022: Anthony Volpe Returns to NJ as Yankees’ No. 1 Prospect

June 7, 2019: A First Round Pick, a Home Run and a State Title | Volpe on Becoming a NYY Draft Pick

June 7, 2019: Delbarton 4, St. Augustine 3 | Non-Public A State Championship Highlights

June 3, 2019: Anthony Volpe’s Senior Season Highlight Reel

May 12, 2019: Delbarton 2 West Morris 1 | Morris County Tournament Final Highlights

April 14, 2019: Delbarton 9 RBC 7 | Autism Awareness Challenge Highlights