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Irakoze Donasiyano

153 lbs.
Roanoke, Va.
Patrick Henry
High School
Irakoze Donasiyano - Men's Soccer - Virginia Cavaliers

Irakoze Donasiyano Pronunciation

• Only Cavalier to play every minute of all 16 matches
• Started 57-straight matches to end his Cavalier career and played every minute of his last 19 games
• Totaled eight shots, three went on target
• Drafted in the first round (20th overall) of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft by Nashville SC
• Listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Third Team All-ACC selection
• One of four Cavalier field players to start all 24 games
• Fourth on the team with 14 points (4g, 6a)
• Scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Pacific on opening night, becoming the first Cavalier with a brace in the season opener since 2009.
• Named ACC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3
• Credited with game-winning goals against Pacific (Aug. 31) and No. 18 James Madison (Oct. 15)

• Started all 17 games, appearing in all but 22 minutes of action
• Totaled four points (1g, 2a) on the season
• Recorded his first career assist in a 1-1 draw against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7
• Scored his first collegiate goal against No. 1 Wake Forest on Oct. 20, tying the match at one in the 64th minute

• Played in nine games off the bench as a true freshman
• Logged season-high 28 minutes in games against Marquette (9/12) and Boston College (11/1)
• Landed one of this three shots of the season on target against Portland on Oct. 2
• Listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• A three-time First Team All-Conference selection at Patrick Henry High School
• Earned back-to-back All-Region and All-State honors in 2016 and 2017
• Named the 2017 Conference 16 and 5A North Region Player of the Year
• Earned All-America honors as a senior and was a 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year finalist
• Scored 65 goals and recorded 30 assists in 69 games played at the high school level
• Played club soccer for the Roanoke Star Soccer Club

• An African American and African Studies major
• The fourth oldest in a family of 10
• Immigrated to the United States from Tanzania in 2007, became a United States citizen in January of 2020
• Has five brothers and two sisters
• Brother Stephano played soccer at Roanoke College