Crusaders Men's Soccer BIO
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Yuji Callahan
Player Profile:
Yuji Callahan 2289546
Position: Forward/Midfield
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 152
Year: Senior
Hometown: Okinawa, Japan
High School: Kadena
  • Team Captain
  • A Veteran Leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016:

  • Served as team captain
  • A third team All-Patriot League selction
  • Played in 13 games, making 12 starts
  • Recorded three points on one goal and one assist
  • His goal came on a 3-1 win over Lehigh (Sep. 24)

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015:

  • Scored three goals and had five assists on the season
  • Started in all 18 games
  • Ranked second in team points with 11
  • His five assists tied for eighth for a season in the program's history and were tied for eighth in the conference
  • Scored his first game-winner and posted two assists in the 5-0 defeat over Sacred Heart (9/11) and earned his second in the 1-0 shutout win against Duke (10/13)
  • Scored in the 3-1 win versus Qunnipiac (9/16)
  • Made an assist in the 1-1 tie versus No. 8 Providence (9/4), secured another assist in the 1-1 tie with Army West Point (10/7) and assisted the goal in the 1-0 victory over Lafayette (10/24) during the team's 50th anniversary game
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014:

  • Started in all 17 games
  • Earned third team All-Patriot League honors
  • Posted his first collegiate goal in the 4-1 win over Sacred Heart (9/20)

Before Holy Cross:

  • Played two seasons of varsity soccer at Kadena High School under head coach Michael Callahan
  • Served as team captain in 2014
  • Earned the 2013 and 2014 team MVP, 2013 and 2014 DoDEA-Pacific Far East Division I Tournament MVP and 2013 and 2014 DoDEA-Pacific All-Far East selection
  • Team won the 2013 and 2014 DoDEA-Pacific Far East Division I Tournament
  • Scored 21 goals for the team in 2014 and 27 in 2013
  • Spent 2012 season as a foreign exchange student at the Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science and played for head coach Tadatoshi Komine
  • Represented Nagasaki prefecture in the 2012 All-Japan Inter-High National Tournament
  • Also a two-year member of the cross country team for head coach Tom McKinney  
  • Named a DoDEA-Pacific All Far East selection in 2013 and 2014 as the team won the DoDEA-Pacific Far East Division I Cross-Country championship
  • Was a member of the Kaiho SC club soccer team for head coach Tsuyoshi Nakama
  • Was a member of the FC Ryukyu Academy under head coach Takashi Norimatsu
  • Held the vice president office in 2014 and the community liaison role in 2013 for the Kadena High School student council
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta

Personal:

  • Son of Michael and Reiko Callahan
  • Father played soccer at St. Michael's College (Class of 1991)
  • Has one brother (Junta) that plays soccer at Valparaiso (Class of 2021)
  • Has one sister (Reina)
  • Majoring in Math

Callahan's Career Statistics:

 Season GP-GS  G  A  Pts  Shots  GWG  PK-Att 
2014 17-17  1 12  0-0 
2015 18-18 3 5 11 27 2 0-0
2016 13-12 1 1 3 16 0 0-1
Total 48-47 5 6 16 55 2 0-1

 

 

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