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    Alex Yoshinaga

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    San Diego, CA

    High School:
    Granite Hills

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 160

    Position:
    Midfield


    A key contributor to the Irish • missed most of the 2006 campaign due to a collarbone injury • a four-time monogram winner • a solid and accomplished player who is looking to have a breakout season • can play anywhere in the midfield • passes well and can score • has played in 68 career games, making 62 starts • a very creative player • has 22 career points on eight goals and six assists • a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

    AS A SENIOR: Started all 24 games and ranked third on the team with a career-high nine points on three goals and three assists • the three assists were a career-best mark, while the three goals tied a career-best total • returned to the Irish lineup with a bang after missing most of the 2006 season with a collarbone injury as he netted the `golden goal' in overtime to help the Irish top No. 1 UCLA, 2-1, at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic • also notched an assist on the team's first goal against the Bruins • collected the assist on the second goal in a 3-0 triumph of Rhode Island at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament • scored the second goal in a 2-0 win over Seton Hall • put the Fighting Irish on the board in the 36th minute in a 2-1 victory over Oakland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament • assisted on the first goal in a 2-0 win at No. 7 Santa Clara in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 • named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star • earned a monogram.

    AS A JUNIOR: Started the first two matches of the season • suffered a season-ending collarbone injury against No. 8 Creighton in the second game of the season • attempted three shots • earned a monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: A starter in all 23 games • tallied two goals and one assist for five points • collected an assist in the 4-1 seasonopening victory over No. 7 SMU in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic • knotted the Louisville game, 1-1, with a goal in the 76th minute and the Irish would go on to capture the 2-1 victory • put the Irish on the board in the fourth minute against Pittsburgh en route to the 2-1 win • took 31 shots, which was the fourthmost on the team • earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Big contributor for the Irish during his freshman season as he played in all 19 contests, making 13 starts • scored three goals and assisted on two others for a total of eight points, which tied him for fourth on the squad • collected an assist in his first collegiate game versus Oregon State in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic • assisted on the tying goal against the Beavers before the Irish would go on to win 2-1 • tallied first two goals of his career in the BIG EAST opener against Georgetown to help the Irish win 4-1 • chipped the ball over the goalkeeper's head to tie the Hoyas at one apiece in the 35th minute • upped Notre Dame's advantage to 3-1 with a goal in the 76th minute • put the cap on 4-0 Irish victory over Loyola-Chicago by sending the ball into the back of the net at the 61:08 mark • assisted on the lone goal in a 1-0 win at No. 17 Seton Hall.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Led Granite Hills High School to four consecutive CIF Championships • named the CIF player of the year in 2003 • the Granite Hills team also posted a record 66-game win streak • competed for the Nomads club team • born Feb. 21, 1986 • son of Jerry and Wendy Yoshinaga • enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major.

    Yoshinaga's Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS Sh G A Pts GW
    2004 19-13 15 3 2 8 0
    2005 23-23 31 2 1 5 1
    2006 2-2 3 0 0 0 0
    2007 24-24 39 3 3 9 1
    2008 21-21 9 1 0 2 0
    Totals 89-83 97 9 6 24 2
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