Yahn Loses Locks to Support UConn Teammate

Willy Yahn

STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut rising sophomore Willy Yahn became a fan favorite in Newark during the summer of 2015 for his relentless effort defending the hot corner.

And because of his unmistakable flow.

However, Yahn and his Huskies teammates shaved their heads to show support for fellow UConn baseball player Ryan Radue, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

“Our teammate Ryan Radue was diagnosed with lymphoma about a week into fall ball and is getting chemo soon,” Yahn said. “We all shaved our heads to support his journey towards kicking cancer in the butt.”

Although he visited a barber for a short trim in April, Yahn said the buzz was his first haircut since last August, before he began his freshman year at UConn.

Radue, a native of Appleton, Wisc., was given UConn’s  Donald “Dee” Rowe Scholar-Athlete Award for the second straight year at the team’s annual alumni game on September 27. This summer, he went 5-0 in 10 starts on the mound for the Greenbay Bullfrogs in the Northwoods League.