November 20, 2013
Canadian Water Polo Recruit Signs NLI with Cal State Northridge
Northridge, Calif. – Cal State Northridge has taken its recruiting efforts north of the United States border to sign a top water polo player to a national letter of intent.
Amy Yule hails from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, where she is currently a high school senior at Campbell Collegiate High School, according to Matador head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi.
"Amy brings with her a wealth of national and international experience playing on the Canadian Youth National team," according to Dr. Leonardi. "She will most definitely make an impact on our team and in the Big West Conference."
In addition to playing with the Canadian Youth National team, Yule also plays club water polo for Team Saskatchewan under the guidance of head coach Cyril Dorgigne.
"I am very excited about attending and play for Northridge," said Yule. "I first met coach Leonardi in Argentina where Team Canada played against Team U.S.A. Talking to him and his players since then, I am most excited about his connection to his team, his focus on academics and the team culture. On my official visit, I already felt like I was part of the team."
Yule will continue the rich tradition of All-American centers who have played water polo at Cal State Northridge. That list includes Chelsea Curran, Sydney Sonoda and Marisa Young
"Amy is a true center with the ability to gain and maintain position," said Dr. Leonardi. "She is extremely strong and physical which is needed at that center position. She also has very good hands which is evident by her ability to finish shots."
Yule is the third water polo player to sign a national letter of intent with Cal State Northridge this week. Earlier, the Matadors signed Maddie Sanchez (Murrieta Valley High School) and Shannon Hovanesian (Crescenta Valley High School).