Ryosuke named MVP of PDL

Kino Ryosuke

TAMPA, Fla. — Former Marshalltown Community College striker and current Des Moines Menace forward Kino Ryosuke has been named the Premier Development League’s Most Valuable Player.

Ryosuke paved the path to an unbeaten 13-0-1 record for the Menace by tallying 17 goals and three assists for the PDL’s regular season champs. His 37 points led the league.

Ryosuke, the leading career scorer in MCC soccer history, will play his junior season at Louisville, which finished seventh in the final NCAA Division I rankings.

His goals and points totals are the best single-season showings for a Menace player since Tomas Boltnar — the only other PDL MVP out of Des Moines — burst on the scene with back-to-back MVP campaigns in 2002 and 2003.