Kannah finds new stride

By Abraham Murguia

Men’s soccer senior winger Isaac Kannah, who led the Huskies in goal scoring last season, had the opportunity to improve his game overseas during the summer.

Kannah has already recorded 13 shots, two goals and one assist in his senior campaign. His second goal of the season played a crucial part in getting a tie for the Huskies against the Green Bay Phoenix Saturday.

“This summer I got the chance to play overseas,” Kannah said. “The level there is really high and it really helped me coming back to college soccer. I played in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Hopefully, with this I can help my team achieve a goal of getting a good record, winning the MAC and get a chance to play in the NCAA tournament.”

Scoring goals isn’t the only thing Kannah offers the team. His dribbling and field vision makes him a threat whenever he gets the ball, and this has been evident so far in the opening six matches for the Huskies.

“Isaac [Kannah] is a special player,” said head coach Eric Luzzi. “We knew that when we recruited him. When he is in that mindset that he wants to be dangerous and he wants to be a constant attacking threat, he is very difficult to stop. He is obviously a huge part of our attack. He is just a great player.”

Luzzi said Kannah can be “the most dangerous player on the field every single time no matter who we play.”

Kannah’s contributions to the team have been noticed by his teammates, as well.

“Isaac [Kannah], since freshman year, has been a crucial member of the team,” said senior center back Dusty Page. “Just his pure athleticism, his knowledge of the game and his passion for the game really make him a player that is difficult to guard, and when he is working hard on defense he is an all-around player.”

Kannah said the hard work he put in overseas during the summer can help him achieve his goals this season.

“My goal for this season is simply to beat my goal-scoring record I had last season,” Kannah said. “I’ll try to hopefully get 10 goals if I can and just do well along with the team, so we can keep playing.”