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.
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