Honors and Awards:
2016 Summit League Second Team…College Soccer News National Team of the Week (10/24/16, 11/7/16)…2016 Summit League Tournament MVP…Summit League November, 2016 Male Athlete of the Month...2015 Summit League Newcomer of the Year...2015 All-Summit League First Team.
Played in all 24 matches, starting 13 of them…Scored nine goals and tallied five assists in the campaign for 21 points (seventh in Denver’s DI single-season history)…Led Denver with five-game winning goals (second in Denver’s DI history) in an eight-match stretch…Scored an extra time winner against [RV/-] New Mexico (10/19), a Summit League winner against Oral Roberts (10/22), two goals, including an extra time winner over [RV/28] Portland (11/3), two goals including the winner in the Summit League final against Omaha (11/12), and the winner in Denver’s NCAA Round of 16 match against Washington (11/26)…Three of his other goals were game-tying goals.
Appeared in all 19 matches making 16 starts… Led the team with 48 shots and tied as the team leader in goals with five… Tallied two assists… Scored the game winning goal against Bakersfield (8/29), his first of two in the match...Also scored in Denver's league opener against Western Illinois (9/26), in Denver's 1-1 draw against IUPUI (10/2) and the opener in Denver's 2-1 win over Gonzaga (10/5).
No. 79 ranked player in the Class of 2015 according to College Soccer News...On Top Drawer Soccer’s All-American Watch List...Played his club soccer for Pequeninos do Jockey in 2013, winning the Gothia Cup and earning the Golden Boot...His recent success with Montverde Academy includes being named the MAST MVP, earning All-Tournament Team honors and winning the Golden Boot...Helped lead Montverde to a 117 match unbeaten streak and national championships each of the last two years.
Son of Roberto and Claudia Shinyashiki...Has four siblings; Marina, Ricardo, Arthur, Leandro
Chose DU because of the great soccer program, and the University’s excellence in academics.
Franks on Shinyashiki:
Andre's unselfish work rate and leadership is what attracted us to him. As a forward, you do not always see players who are willing to scrap and fight for every ball, but Andre never takes a play off. His ability to score goals and get his shot off his something that will make him special here. We will look to Andre’ to score goals here at the University of Denver. We are confident that his goals will come through his movement off the ball and ability to combine.
Potempa on Shinyashiki:
Andre Shinyashiki is a young man of tremendous motivation, ability, and character. He is a winner on and off the field of competition in every sense of the word and knows how to create chances and score goals. I look forward to monitoring Andre's progress at the University of Denver as I know he is in great hands and he will bring great things to their program. We wish him much success at the next level.