Yuji Teranishi enters his fourth year with the Lions?has excellent skills on the ball?very technically skilled?has made incredible improvements in his three seasons at LMU.
Played in all 21 games, starting six?collected an assist on the game-winning goal against CS Northridge in Round 1 of the College Cup (Nov. 23)?scored his first collegiate goal against UCLA (Sept. 22)?scored a second time against San Diego State (Oct. 16)?took 13 shots, seven of which were on goal?tallied eight points on the season.
Played in all 18 games making 11 starts?put up 22 shots, 11 of which were on goal?his 11 shots on goal was third best on the squad.
Played in 12 games prior to ankle injury?earned his first collegiate point with an assist in the Lions? 2-0 win over Detroit Mercy in the season opener?added four shots on goal.
Teranishi is a 2000 graduate of South High School in Torrance, CA?a three-year letterwinner?served as team captain as a senior?two-time All-South Bay, All-Bay League and All-CIF Division III selection?was selected as a Daily Breeze All-Area team member as a junior and senior?named Bay League Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year in his final campaign?a three-time South All-Tournament team pick?prep coaches were Jeff Tuttle and Andrew Martz.
Yuji Leo Teranishi was born on Aug. 27, 1982 in Orange County, CA?the son of Tadao and Keiko Teranishi?has one brother, Ichiro?also recruited by CS Dominguez Hills and Cal Poly?names Japanese as his favorite food?lists Hawaii as his favorite vacation spot?a business major.