Major Awards For Yetishefsky & Leuker Highlight All-UAA Haul
Date Posted: 2/2/2024
The University of Chicago men's soccer team had six players named to the 2023 UAA Men's Soccer All-Association team as announced by the conference on Monday, led by Ryan Yetishefsky and Jack Leuker who were named the Co-Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year for the conference respectively. Lyndon Hu and Kai Walsh joined Yetishefsky and Leuker as first team members, while Will Boyes and Alex Gomas were named to the All-UAA Second Team.
Ryan Yetishefsky, a senior forward from Edmond, Okla., was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year and All-UAA First Team member. In UAA Play, he had three goals, one assist and averaged three shots per game while starting each conference contest. Yetishefsky, a repeat selection, was named first team All UAA in 2022.
Jack Leuker, a junior defender from Milford, Mich., was named Defensive Player of the Year and All-UAA First Team member. Starting all seven UAA games, Leuker anchored a backline that allowed only four goals and had 3 shutouts. On the offense side of the ball, Leuker had one goal and one assist.
Lyndon Hu, a junior midfielder from Acton, Mass., was named to the All-UAA First Team. In UAA games, he had two goals and one assist while averaging 1.86 shots per game and started all seven UAA games. Hu was named Second team All-UAA in 2022.
Kai Walsh, a sophomore midfielder from San Diego, Calif., was named to the All-UAA First Team. Starting all UAA contests at midfield, Walsh was active on the attack, recording 1.86 shorts per game and one assist in UAA contests.
Will Boyes, a senior goalkeeper from Radnor, Penn., was named to the All-UAA Second Team. In UAA contests, Boyes recorded three shutouts and a 0.59 goals allowed average, only allowing 4 goals. In 2022 he was named First Team All-UAA.
Alex Gomas, a sophomore defender from Atlanta, Ga., was named to the All-UAA Second Team. Starting all UAA contests, Gomas was part of a backline that recorded three shutouts and only allowed four goals in UAA play.
The Maroons will play host for the second weekend in a row when the third round and quarterfinals of the NCAA men's soccer tournament resume on Friday. UChicago will draw No. 10 Calvin and will play the Knights at 12:00 pm while UW-Eau Claire and St. Olaf await the winner of that game on the other half of the bracket.