The Brookings Blizzard are proud to announce that Matt Youso has committed to play next season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Youso is a 6’1” 205lb defenseman from International Falls, MN. He has played in 56 games for the Blizzard last season with 3 goals and 10 assists.
"Matt will be a great addition at UNO," said Blizzard head coach Cory Laylin. "His physical play and versatility will translate well at the next level. He was a huge part of our team last year and we wish him all the best!"
The University of Nebraska-Omaha is a NCAA Division I program and will compete in the National Collegiate Hockey Association during the 2013-2014 season.
Youso was an assistant captain for the Blizzard during the 2012-2013 campaign. Known for his toughness and physical play, he was versatile enough to play both forward and defense for the Blizzard last season.
UNO is coached by Dean Blais, one of the most decorated coaches in NCAA history. A native of International Falls, MN himself, Blais won two national championships with the University of North Dakota in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
UNO will open the 2013-2014 season at home on October 11th against Bently.