Kenagy Named To Second Team; Kinnane, Riach, Yuste Selected Honorable Mention
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – There is plenty of evidence the Yale men's soccer team continues to make great progress. The latest example came with the announcement of the 2017 All-Ivy teams. Four Bulldogs were recognized, the most for Yale since 2013. Junior Kyle Kenagy was named to the second team, while senior Archie Kinnane, junior Cameron Riach and sophomore Miguel Yuste earned honorable mention recognition.
"It's always great to see our guys get some individual recognition for their hard work and commitment, and I'm really excited to have more players earn recognition this year compared to the past few years," said Kylie Stannard, the 5K Corral Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "It's a true testament to how our team has grown and their determination over the past couple of games to finish strong in the conference. Having finished third in the league with three conference shutouts and outshooting each of our Ivy opponents, I think we have at least two or three more that were very worthy of All-Ivy recognition. I'm very happy for Kyle, Archie, Cam, and Miguel, and they are very deserving of this recognition. It's also great motivation for all of us to continue working hard to keep improving and to gain even more respect."
Kenagy, the only player to start all seven Ivy games, tied for the team lead with seven points and three assists. He also contributed two goals, including the game winner in a 1-0 victory at Saint Joseph's. Two of his three assists came in league games.
Kinnane, the team captain, helped anchor Yale's midfield. He played more than 1,000 minutes during the season and started all six of the Ivy games he appeared in.
Riach had a very strong junior season, helping lead a defense that posted six shutouts. He also contributed offensively, scoring a pair of goals, including the game winner in a 1-0 win over Cornell. Both of his goals came in Ivy play, and he led the team with 585 minutes played in league games.
Yuste came on strong as the season progressed. All five of his points, including two goals, came in Ivy play. The five points led the team and the two goals tied for the team lead in league play.
Yale ended the season in a tie for third place in the Ivy League, its highest finish since the 2005 Ivy championship.
The Bulldogs also had their most overall wins since 2011.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity