Yannish Sagoenie Fall 2020

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Available Fall 2020




Country: The Netherlands
Height:  5'9 ft
Weight: 125 lbs

Personal and academic information

Yannish Sagoenie is a 16-year-old hard-working and ambitious person who was born and raised in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Family and friends describe him as a person who is always searching for a way to improve himself on the field, at school and in general. He loves sports and in addition to playing soccer, he loves playing golf and tennis. Playing the guitar is another passion: he has managed to achieve the highest recreational level and has performed several times in front of a large audience. 

Yannish is currently a senior at the highest level of high school in the Netherlands (Gymnasium), where he has extra subjects such as Latin, ancient Greek and Cambridge English. He has already obtained a Cambridge Advanced English certificate with an overall score of 187. He achieved a composit score of 28 on his ACT test and he is scheduled for the TOEFL test in spring of 2019.

Yannish has also attended a pre-university program in ‘International Business‘ at the Free University (VU) in Amsterdam where he learned about different growth and expansion strategies for companies.

He goes on vacation to the USA on a frequent basis and he has fallen in love with the country. His goal is to study in the USA and play soccer at the highest national level. 

Academic information

Yannish started to play soccer at a local sporting club called ‘Amstelveen Heemraad’ at the age of 4. During his junior career, he always played for the highest possible team in his age group and he played against professional youth teams such as AFC Ajax (Amsterdam) and Zulte Waregem (Belgium). He and his team also attended international soccer tournaments in England and Belgium. 

At the age of 15, Yannish decided to transfer to the club ‘Sporting Martinus’ and the professional development gained from this season was impressive. Besides, he was captain in some matches. As of next season, Yannish will play in the highest U19 and he will also attend trainings and matches of the adult team of Martinus. 

Yannish is an upcoming right back who could also play as Left back and as a central defender. His strong points are his soccer intelligence, his speed and his technique. He has a good vision on the game and always stays calm at the ball. Besides focusing on personal growth, he is a real team player who is always looking for a way to assist his teammates. 

Yannish trains almost every day. He attends trainings with his team at Martinus three times a week on the pitch. Once a week, he trains with his personal trainer Rayen Bindraban, a well-known professional sports trainer in the Netherlands, and he often combines this training with soccer players from professional soccer clubs. The purpose of this training is to keep improving his stability, speed and strength. He also trains once a week on the pitch by himself and to further improve his strength, Yannish goes to the gym two times a week. He also plays a soccer match every Weekend with Sporting Martinus during the season.