Student-Athletes Join Estimated 25,000 Graduates, Families and Friends on the National Mall
2011 A-10 Midfielder of the Year Hopes to Make Local Club's Preseason Training Roster
Men's Soccer Team's Run to A-10 Regular-Season Crown and League Final Highlights Exciting Four Months
Colonials Post Eight-Match Turnaround, Reach A-10 Championship Match in Coach Lidster's Final Season
Colonials Out-Shot by Musketeers, 4-3, in Penalty Kicks to Decide Conference Title Game
Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year and All-Conference First Team selection ... Scored a team-best 11 goals and 26 points and ranked second with four assists ... Led the Atlantic 10 in points, goals and goals per game (0.58) and ranked second in points per match (1.37) ... Ranked 24th in the nation in goals and 31st in points ... Took a team-high 54 shots, including 29 on goal ... Connected on five of six penalty kicks ... Saw action in all 19 games and made 18 starts, logging 1,555 minutes in the field, third-most on the team ... Scored a goal in three straight games from Sept. 17-25 ... Recorded a goal and an assist in a 2-2 tie with Stetson (9/25) ... Named A-10 Co-Player of the Week on Sept. 26 ... Tallied twice in a 4-0 rout of Saint Joseph's (10/7) ... Also scored a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner, in a 3-0 win over St. Bonaventure (11/4) ... Buried a 25-yard free kick in the 72nd minute for the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Duquesne on Senior Day, which clinched a share of the A-10 regular-season title (11/6) ... Earned a number of accolades for his heroics, including Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week, A-10 Player of the Week and Soccer American Men's National Team of the Week ... Named to the A-10 All-Tournament Team after playing all 218 minutes and scoring three points in two games, including a goal in GW's 2-1 semifinal win over La Salle and an assist on the Colonials' lone goal in a 1-1 draw with Xavier in the title match ... Earned a tryout with Major League Soccer's D.C. United following the season.
Started 17 of 18 matches played, third on team with four points and 1,434 minutes ... Named to DC College Cup All-Tournament Team (9/4), converted penalty kick 12 seconds into season opener against George Mason (9/1) ... Recorded assists against Rider (10/2) and Temple (11/5).
One of three players to start team-best 16 matches, played in all 18 ... Logged team-high 1,371 minutes of playing time ... Led team and T-6th in A-10 with six assists ... Second on team with 14 points, T-2nd on team with four goals ... 2-for-2 on penalty kicks ... Equaled career-high four points in 7-1 win over UDC (9/8). Career-best two assists and goal against Firebirds ... Scored goal in victory over Howard (9/5) ... Assisted equalizing goal in 2-1 overtime loss at No. 11/13 Virginia (9/22) ... Assist against Navy (9/30) ... Converted penalty kick at Rider (10/4) ... Converted game-winning penalty kick in 2-1 overtime victory at La Salle (10/16) ... Assisted game-winning goal against Xavier (10/23) ... Assist against Massachusetts (11/8).
Finished third on team with four goals and 11 points to earn Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year distinction ... College Soccer News Second Team Freshman All-America selection ... A-10 All-Rookie Team ... Led GW rookies with 16 matches played, including 10 starts ... Totaled five points on two goals and an assist to be named to DC College Cup All-Tournament Team ... Had an assist versus George Mason (8/29) and two goals versus Howard (8/31) to earn A-10 Rookie of the Week ... Assisted goal in victory at American (9/20) ... Scored goal in victory over Temple (10/17) ... Scored game-winning goal in double overtime and added an assist in 3-2 victory over Duquesne (11/7) ... Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Rookie Team selection ... Among `100 Freshmen to Keep an Eye On in 2008' by College Soccer News.
2007 Gatorade Washington, DC Player of the Year ... 2007 First Team All-Met selection by The Washington Post ... Three-time First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Conference selection ... 2007 Washington Examiner First Team All-Metro ... 2006 honorable mention All-Met pick by The Washington Post ... Scored school-record 40 goals and had 19 assists as a senior in 2007 ... Finished four-year scholastic career with 79 goals and 73 assists ... Helped Sidwell Friends School to at least a share of three MAC championships ... Team captain of Maryland state finalist Bethesda Mavericks club team.
Yonathan Ageze Berhanu ... Born April 30, 1990, in Washington, DC ... Son of Berhanu Ageze and Meseret Berhanu ... One brother, Yaphet.
|Goals||2||3x, Last vs. St. Bonaventure (11/4/11)|
|Assists||2||vs. UDC (9/8/09)|
|Points||4||4x, Last vs. St. Bonaventure (11/4/11)|
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