Individual Profiles

The Yeboah-Kodie Family

Elizabeth Yeboah-Kodie 1995-97

"Leez" was a dominant force on the volleyball court from the first time she stepped onto it at James Lyng High School. She was a GMAA All Star for the five years that she played there as well as captaining her team for four of those years. She was named her team's Most Valuable Player three times before moving on to Vanier College in 1995. While at Vanier, Leez was the volleyball team's Most Valuable Player and lead her team to a second place finish while studying in Social Sciences.
Leez currently resides in Montreal with her children, 2 year old daughter, Jahzia and 5 month old son, Kahfani.

Victoria Yeboah Kodie 1995-98

"Vic's" talents were recognized early as she was named the "Most Likely to Succeed" in her elementary school graduating class. She then went on to James Lyng High School where her athletic prowess emerged. Vic was a member of the Track and Field team where she competed in long jump and high jump. She was named her team's Most Valuable Player in 1994 and won the school's Laura Bahula Award for the Most Positive Student. As a five year captain and All-Star on the volleyball team, Vic helped her team to four GMAA championships and one second place finish. After James Lyng, Vic attended Vanier College where she earned a DEC in Business Administration. Vic played volleyball for Vanier during her three year's as a student and was instrumental in helping the Cheetahs to a second place finish in 1995.

Vic lives in Montreal and has just graduated from a Fashion Design school. She has plans to open a boutique with an accent on African flavour in the near future.

Philip Yeboah-Kodie 1988-89

Phil came to Vanier via the Pop Warner Leagues of Verdun and LaSalle and the Sun Youth Organization where he developed into a talented linebacker under the tutelage of Coaches Earl DeLaparelle and Dick Walker. Phil next attended Vanier College where he was named to the League All Star team and named the College League's Most Valuable Defensive Player while helping the team win the Bol D'Or. Accepting a scholarship offer to attend Penn State University and play football, Phil started for the Nittany Lions in three of his four seasons with them. He lead the team in tackles as a sophomore and was named as to the "First Team All Big Ten" pre season squad as a junior. During his senior year he was a captain of his team and helped to lead the Nittany Lions to a perfect 12-0 season and Championships in the Big Ten conference as well as the Rose Bowl.
Phil graduated from Penn State with a Bachelors degree in Business and was a fourth pick by the Denver Broncos in the National Football League. His football career was cut short due to a knee injury after seasons with Carolina (1995) and Indianapolis (1996).
Phil is living in Long Island, New York with his wife Leslie and two daughters Alexis (6) and Alyssa (20 mths.) and anxiously awaiting the arrival of their third child.
Frank Yeboah-Kodie 1986-88

As a super all around athlete, Frank excelled at soccer, baseball and track and field as a youngster. He started to concentrate on football at Sun Youth under Coach Earl DeLaparelle where he earned All Star honours in the midget league before enrolling at Vanier College. While at Vanier, Frank helped the Cheetahs to three Bol D'Or appearances, winning the Championship twice while being named to the League All Star team. Frank was named to the "Parade All American Team" following his final season at Vanier and was offered an athletic scholarship to Penn State University. While at Penn State he earned a degree in Civil Engineering and lettered for the football team. Upon graduation, Frank was drafted during the first round of the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tigercats. He played in the CFL for two years for Ottawa in 1995 and Toronto in 1996.

Frank lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Alicia and daughter Grace (10 mths.) and works a s a project manager overseeing the design and construction of office buildings for the United States Federal Government.