Kadena’s Callahan to play soccer for Holy Cross

Yuji Callahan, a senior soccer player at Kadena, has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer at Holy Cross, one of six players recruited by the Worcester, Mass.-based school, Holy Cross announced in a news release Friday.

"This group of freshmen will help us move forward in the direction we want to go as we continue the pursuit of a winning tradition filled with success in the Patriot League," said Crusaders coach Marco Koolman. "This past season was a massive step in the right direction and adding another talented freshman class will only promise better and greater things."

Callahan scored 27 goals and last May helped power the Panthers to their first Far East Division I Tournament title since 2006. They beat Christian Academy Japan 1-0 in the D-I final.

The Crusaders finished 9-9-2 overall and 6-3 in the Patriot League last season. They lost to Navy 2-0 in the Patriot League championship game Nov. 17.

Join the conversation and share your voice.

Show Comments



Ornauer on AFN


Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)


Sept. 12: Dave Ornauer highlights Nile C. Kinnick's win over Zama, 30-0, during high school football last week, discusses other games throughout the Pacific.

Aug. 29: High school football is back and Dave talks about the prospects of DODDS teams in Japan.

May 30: Recapping ASIJ's and Zama's Far East baseball championships that capped the Pacific high school sports school year.