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Yohance Marshall

School

University of South Florida

Position
Defender
G
2
A
2
PTS
6
GAA
-
W-L-T
15-4-3

Classroom

Marshall is a hard working student athlete who has balanced time between being an athlete and a student. He will finish out his career with a degree in communications and a minor in Leadership Studies, successfully finishing in three and a half years. Yohance would like to own an Advertising company, following his soccer career. Given his consistency and persistence, Yohance has been afforded the opportunity to take only 8 credit hours his final semester, but given his commitment to excellence and academic achievement, Yohance has decided to enroll in 15 credit hours to complete his minor in Leadership Studies.

Character

Marshall has served as the team captain for USF since 2006. He is respected by all of his teammates and other former student athletes. He is one of the key contributors to team cohesiveness.

Community

Yohance is very committed to using the power and appeal of sport to positively affect social change. Whether it is his participation in the nationwide Paint Your Heart Out initiative or his continual volunteering at the Annual College of Education Children’s Festival, Yohance understands the positive impact he and his fellow student-athletes can have on the Tampa Bay Community. This fall Yohance is also working on a Community Leadership Practicum, where he will develop his own service initiative to be implemented in the coming months.

Competition

College Soccer News selected Yohance Marshall, as a 2008 First Team Preseason All-American. Marshall has also been tabbed to the 2008 All-BIG EAST Preseason Team, including being named the BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. In 2007 he helped the Bulls to eight shutouts in 19 games, anchoring a defense, which recorded a .85 goals against average. In addition, Marshall scored one goal last season. During the fifth week of the 2007 season, TopDrawerSoccer.com selected Marshall to the National Team of the Week after the Bulls held No. 8 West Virginia scoreless in Morgantown. He was also classified as “Hard Working Team Player” in College Soccer News, as well as being selected to the BIG EAST All-Conference second team. He finished the 2007 season as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Men’s Division I All-Northeast Region second team honoree.