Kyle Yamada named an All-Star

Lethbridge college student Kyle Yamada, has been named to the All-Canadian soccer team by the Canadian colleges athletic association. It is an honour to be recognized as one of the top 10 soccer players in Canada, says Yamada.

This was Yamada’s second year playing for the Kodiaks after he blew out his knee three years ago in his debut for the Kodiak soccer program.

Yamada is a Calgary native who drives home twice a week to play professional indoor soccer for Calgary United in the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League. The CMISL is affiliated with the Professional Arena Soccer League in the United States.

Known for playing as a forward, if he does not see much of the ball early on, his competitive nature has him dropping back into the centre of the mid-field to help out his teammates. “I like to score goals,” says Yamada.

He scored six goals in 11 games in helping the Kodiaks to a first round playoff loss to N.A.I.T. Kyle Yamada hopes the Kodiaks can draw from this years experiences and take its game to nationals next year.

Kyle Yamada, 25, has been playing soccer since the age of four and has always had a competitive spirit about everything he does.

Yamada was also one of the five finalists for the CCAA player of the year award.

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