No matter the time or place, Ayana Sumiyasu doesn't often take a break from playing soccer.
It's customary procedure for Sumiyasu to strap on the gloves and protect the net while playing goalkeeper for the Yale University women's soccer program. She's prepared to make a beeline across the crease and make routine and acrobatic saves to keep the Bulldogs in a match much like she previously did when she patrolled the position at Flintridge Prep.
Whether its competing for Yale or her summer club team in Pasadena, Sumiyasu will look to continue doing the job to the best of her ability. With her senior season at Yale on the cusp of beginning, Sumiyasu is putting the finishing touches on her offseason conditioning workouts and receiving extra playing time in goal for the L.A. Futbol Club Chelsea squad — featuring current and former collegiate players — in the San Gabriel Valley.