DDL FC signs forward Yannick Smith

Dayton, March 9 2014 — The Dayton Dutch Lions FC has signed forward Yannick Smith. A Hillsborough, N.J. native, Smith was a standout at Old Dominion University in NCAA Division I, before turning professional in Finland’s Second Division with Narpes Kraft.


Smith commented on his choice for DDL FC: “I am extremely excited about joining the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and hope I can get settled and help the team immediately”.  “I hope we can play an attractive game and also compete in USL PRO. I look forward to getting in and meeting the staff, players, and fans. I cannot wait to get started in Dayton.”


Smith was a prolific scorer overseas, registering 13 goals and nine assists in just 23 games during his time in Finland. He had similar success as a four-year starter at ODU, tallying 23 goals and 14 assists. He received a number of awards, including being named NSCAA All-America, All-CAA, VASID Virginia Player of the Year, All-NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region, and a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist.


“We are very excited to bring in Yannick,” Dayton Dutch Lions FC head coach Sid van Druenen said. “He has great speed, good ball control and had a fantastic strike rate when he was in Finland.  He brings something different up front which will allow us to switch schemes up front from game to game.”


Smith can be found on Twitter @yanaldinho4.

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    All practices and games of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Men’s team (USL PDL) and Women’s team (USL W-League) will be at the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Soccer Complex in West Carrollton. The stadium seats 3500 people. In 2014 the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and Dayton Outpatient Center (DOC) installed an new artificial turf field in the stadium. DOC Stadium was opened in May 2014 when former 2x “FIFA Best Player in the World” Ruud Gullit kicked off the game against LA Galaxy II in the USL PRO League.


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