2014 Male Athlete of the Year Award Recipient
As a member of the Okanagan Sun for the past five years, Robbie Yochim is considered one of the most dynamic players the team has ever had. In 2014, Robbie was named an All Canadian as a special teams’ returner as well as All Conference as a defensive back.
Robbie broke so many return records this past year that he was awarded the Okanagan Sun’s MVP award. He had six touchdowns on returns, setting a new BCFC record. Other records he broke included 264 return yards in a game against Langley, a Canadian Junior Football League record three return touchdowns in one game, a BCFC record of 156 punt returns and a new team record 1693 total return yards.
Robbie was a solid contributor on the Sun’s defense team, tallying four interceptions and 34 tackles last season.
Throughout his tenure with the Okanagan Sun, Robbie generously volunteered his time along with other team members at events such as Wendy’s Dreamlift Day, helping at the food bank at Christmas, going to elementary schools and anything else that was asked of him. He plans to attend McMaster’s University this fall to continue playing football and pursue a degree.