Avila set to play soccer at Finlandia University

Courtesy: Finlandia University
Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 1:04 AM EST
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HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) - Yahir Avila (Moxee, Wash.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s soccer team.  He is planning on majoring in Business Management.

Avila enters his fourth year as a goalkeeper on the varsity at East Valley High School.  As a freshman, he helped the Red Devils go 13-5-2 and qualify for the Class 2A State tournament.

Scott Chrysafidis, Finlandia Head Coach

“Yahir is a strong addition to Finlandia University.  He has a good feel as to where the play is going to develop and is good at setting up his defenders on set pieces.  Yahir comes from a high school program that is very successful.  He’s used to winning and knows what it takes.”

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