#8 Ivan Sakou
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)||Yaounde, Cameroon (VCU)|
2016: Named Second Team All-ASUN...Started all 18 games last season, one of three Bisons to do so...Potted six goals, the second-most on the team, to go along with three assists...The six goals were tied for the sixth-most in the ASUN...His 15 points good for second-most on the Bisons and sixth-most in the ASUN...Logged 31 shots with 20 coming on goal, the eighth-most in the ASUN...First goal as a Bison came against FAU in a 3-0 win in the season opener (8/26)...Tallied two game winning goals, against SIUE (9/17) and UAB (10/11).
2015 (VCU): Named Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Rookie team...Saw action in 13 games and earned a starting nod in 11...Helped lead VCU to a second-place finish in the A-10 Championship...Made debut for the Rams in a 2-0 victory over Hartford (9/11)...Credited with two assists, one in a win over Jacksonville (9/13) and another against Georgetown (9/17)...Placed 10 of his 28 shots on frame for a .357 SOG%...
2014 (Western Nebraska CC): Played in 16 games as a true freshman at WNCC where he was named All-Region IX Player of the Year after leading the Cougars to 10 wins, the second most in school history...Sakou finished with 16 goals to become the school’s all-time single-season goals leader...He also added 7 assists to become the program's single-season points record holder with 39...Was the first WNCC men's soccer player to ever sign with a Division I team.
High School & Club: Member of Cameroon's U17 and U21 National Teams...Prepped at Goverment Billingual High School in Yaoundé, Cameroon...Was crowned the MVP of the 2012 Hope FA national tournament...Played club ball with Fredericksburg FC where he helped lead them to the semifinals of the 2015 NPSL Northeast Region...Was the top scorer for Fredericksburg in 2015 with 7 goals and 1 assist in 12 matches...
Personal: Son of Anne Kouam...Has one brother, Giovani, and one sister, Caroline...Plans to major in Mechanical Engineering...Favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory...Favorite professional sports team is Arsenal...His hidden talent is dancing.