Cody Yokubaitis is a standout pitcher in baseball, just like his UCSB Hall-of-Fame father Dan. But when the Bishop Diego junior was approached to play soccer by coach Jesus Landeros, the response went something like this:
“Coach, you know that soccer is not my sport. There’s way too much running and it will take my time away from baseball. But since I know we don’t have enough guys and the team needs me to play, I will.”
He’s now the starting goalie for the Cardinals, who are 3-0-2. He was voted MVP of the baseball team as a sophomore last year despite the roster being full of seniors, and made the Tri-Valley League’s First Team. He carries a 3.86 GPA and is a member of the school’s ambassador program.
His parents, Dan and Nancy, were there to proudly watch Cody receive the award.