Ai-ris Yonekura Earns New England All-Region Honors

Jan. 4, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior Ai-ris Yonekura followed up her First Team All-Conference selection in the NEWMAC by being tabbed to the 2004 National Soccer Coaches Association of America New England All-Region Team. Yonukra was also signaled to play in the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association Senior Bowl, which draws its talent across all NCAA divisons.

Yonekura was the cornerstone of a defensive unit that rated second in the NEWMAC the past two seasons. This year, she started all 18 games at sweeper, logging 1655 minutes (91.9 per game). She also paced the Engineers to eight team shutouts en route to the Third Team All-Region honor.

MIT's senior captain earned additional plaudits for her academic achievements this Fall with selections to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team, and the Academic All-America All-District team.