Olaitan Yusuf, Clayton State University

Olaitan Yusuf, Clayton State University

Perhaps the most explosive offensive player in women’s soccer history, Olaitan Yusuf’s remarkable career remains a benchmark in the PBC record books.    The PBC Player of the Year in 2005 and 2007, she finished her career with 85 goals, 19 assists and 185 points from 2004-08.

An NSCAA All-American in 2004 and 2005, Yusuf scored 35 goals during the 2004 season.  That mark remains the most in a single season in PBC history and is eighth-most in NCAA Division II history.  She also remains second on the PBC’s career scoring list and is 24thin NCAA Division II history with 2.72 points per game. She is also 15thin NCAA DII career goals scored.

Yusuf helped lead the Lakers to the PBC Tournament championship game in 2004 and first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament that season.  The Lakers won the PBC Tournament in 2005.  She was named PBC All-Tournament in 04.

Inducted into the Clayton State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017, Yusuf was a three-time All-Conference selection and All-Region selection.  She graduated with a degree in Science and Healthcare Management and works in the health care field.