Blue Demon junior scores three times in the final 18 minutes on Wednesday
Sophomore trio of midfielders looking to connect against Drake on Wednesday
DePaul hoping to convert offensive opportunities into goals on Saturday night
Sophomore midfielder scores on free kick from 30 yards out in second half on Saturday
It's the opening match of the Chicago Classic with DePaul welcoming Western Michigan on Sunday
2013 (Junior): Made an immediate impact in his first season after a stellar club soccer career in Germany... started all 17 games and headed up the DePaul defense as a center back... scored his first collegiate goal against St. John's and tallied the game-winning goal on a header in a 2-1 upset of No. 10 Marquette... recorded his first collegiate assist against Wisconsin... took nine shots on the season with three on goal... tied for second on the team in goals and tied for third in points.
High School/College: A top-of-the-line prospect to strengthen the backline, Yesilli excelled at the Altludersdorf soccer club which was among the top three programs in Brandenburg, Germany and fourth-best in a division that included teams from Brandenburg, Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern... earned a tryout for the U-19 Turkish National Team, but could not attend because of an injury... competed on a regional team with players from Turkey, France, Ghana, Egypt, Serbia and the USA... academically, he ranked among the top 10 students in his school and won an award as the top physics student... granted two years of eligibility by the NCAA.
Personal: Son of Hayrettin andGulay Yesilli... has two brothers, Timucin and Onur... intended major Finance.