At MSU:Yanik Joseph will look to take more responsibility in the Bears' offense as a senior and should be one of the team's biggest offensive threats. 2006: Joseph was slowed by injuries during the season, but still managed to start 12 contests and he played in 16 matches overall. Joseph's only goal of the season was the game winner in the Bears' 2-1 victory over UMKC (8/27). He added two assists during the campaign and Joseph's 26 shots were fourth-most on the team. 2005: In his first season in the program, Joseph saw action in 17 of the team's 18 matches, earning one start. He managed 11 shots, including three on goal, and picked up an assist in the Bears' 6-0 win over IPFW (9/17). The Commonwealth of Dominica native started his first collegiate match against UC Irvine in the Bradley Tournament, a 0-0 double overtime tie. Background: Yanik Joseph helped lead the Dominica Seventh Adventist High School to a championship before spending time at Harris-Stowe State College for a year. Joseph turned in seven goals as a senior in 2001 and was named the best under-17 player in Dominica in 1999-2000. He was a member of the Dominica National Team as well as the under-23 nation squad. Joseph was the rookie of the year in the Dominica Premier League in 1999. As a freshman, Joseph led his prep team to a 13-0-0 record and a conference title behind his 13 goals on the season. Personal: Yanik Eustace Joseph is the son of Ian and Noeliza Joseph. He was born Jan. 7, 1984.