Cirovski on Kadotani: "Aki is athletically and technically gifted and is a joy to coach. As a senior, he appears to have the supreme confidence he has been lacking as a striker."
As a Junior in 2006: Reserve striker who brings energy and a spark to the lineup ... appeared in 12 games with the most minutes coming in the season opener at Old Dominion (8/25) ... got off a shot in seven games.
As a Sophomore in 2005: Saw action in 10 games ... scored on a left-footed rocket to put No. 8 Duke away (10/7) ... played a season-high 47 minutes vs. NJIT (10/26) ... fired three shots in win against Cal State Fullerton (9/2).
As a Freshman in 2004: Saw action in nine games ... scored first career goal by finishing a rebound against Loyola (9/15).
Before Maryland: Played prep soccer at W.T. Woodson High for coach Richard Broad ... Washington Post All-Met as a senior ... also earned all-district honors in helping his team to the Liberty District title ... Virginia high school all-star team and All-Northern Region ... made the USL Super Y League Regional ODP team ... played for the DC United youth team in 2002 and 2003 ... played club for Gunston Team America ... that team was Dallas Cup quarterfinalists in 2003 and Virginia state champions in 2002.
Personal: The son of Takako and Yoshiji Kadotani ... born on November 1, 1985 in Osaka, Japan ... full name is Akihiro, but goes by Aki, pronounced ah-KEY kad-oh-TAW-nee ... has one sister, Saki ... chose Maryland because of the academic and athletic environment ... also recruited by Duke, St. John's, Clemson and Rutgers ... majoring in criminology.
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