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JWU WILDCATS


COACHING STAFF

GENERAL INFORMATION

Head Coach:

James Drzewiecki (PUC ’04)

Location:

Charlotte, NC

Founded:

2004

Record at JWU:

14-7

Enrollment:

1,815

Overall Record:

75-69-10

Nickname: Colors: Home Venue:

Wildcats Blue and White OrthoCarolina Sportsplex

Capacity:

600

Affiliation:

USCAA

President:

Tarun Malik (Doon ‘79)

Athletic Director:

Trudi Lacey (NC State ‘84)

Office Phone: E-Mail:

980-598-1845 james.drzewiecki@jwu.edu

Associate Head Coach:

Kev Summers

Athletic Trainer:

Nikki Dunham

TEAM INFORMATION

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

2016-2017 Record:

5-6

SID (Contact):

James Drzewiecki

Home Record:

2-2

Office Phone:

980-598-1845

Road/Neutral Record:

3-4

james.drzewiecki@jwu.edu

Final National Ranking:

N/A

801 W. Trade St.

Total Returning/Lost:

16/4

Email: Mailing Address:

Charlotte, NC 28202 Fax: Web Site: USCAA Web Site:

980-598-1895 charlotte.jwuathletics.com www.theuscaa.com

HISTORY First year of soccer: All-time record:

2015-2016 14-7


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NO.

NAME

YR.

POSITION

HT.

HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL

1

JOHN LOWES

JR

GOALKEEPER

6’0”

GREENSBORO, NC

SOUTHEAST GUILFORD

2

JONATHAN FUCCI

JR

DEFENDER

5’8”

MEDFORD, NY

PATCHOGUE– MEDFORD

3

SHAWN GEIGER

SO

MIDFIELDER

5’6”

CHARLOTTE, NC

CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC

4

ISEIAH WASHINGTON

JR

MIDFIELDER

6’0”

OKINAWA, JPN

KUBASAKI

5

CHANCE WIGINTON

FR

DEFENDER

6’1”

FRANKLIN, TN

FRANKLIN

6

MONIR BASKARON

JR

MIDFIELDER

5’8”

MATTHEWS, NC

BUTLER

7

JALEN JACKSON

JR

FORWARD

5’7”

KANNAPOLIS, NC

BROWN

8

SAM FANNING

JR

MIDFIELDER

5’10”

INDIAN TRAIL, NC

PORTER RIDGE

9

TITO VILLANUEVA

SO

FORWARD

5’9”

GASTONIA, NC

HUNTER HUSS

10

PABLO MORERA

SR

MIDFIELDER

5’6”

CHARLOTTE, NC

CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC

11

IMANI WASHINGTON

SO

FORWARD

5’11”

OKINAWA, JPN

KUBASAKI

12

SETH FURMAN

FR

MIDFIELDER

6’5”

MOORESVILLE, NC

LAKE NORMAN

13

KENNEDY LITTLE

SR

GOALKEEPER

5’10”

CHARLOTTE, NC

HICKORY RIDGE

14

ARIEL MORALES

SO

DEFENDER

5’10”

CHARLOTTE, NC

MALLARD CREEK

15

GAVIN BRUNDIDGE

FR

DEFENDER

6’1”

BENSON, NC

WEST JOHNSTON

16

WEEB ISAAC

FR

FORWARD

6’0”

HARRISBURG, NC

HICKORY RIDGE

17

CHRIS GARCIA

SO

MIDFIELDER

5’7”

MONROE, NC

MONROE

18

ANDREW SANCHEZ

JR

GOALKEEPER

5’6”

SAN ANTONIO, TX

MARSHALL

19

SANJIN KOSTIC

FR

MIDFIELD

6’2”

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA

CENTRAL GWINNETT

20

DANNY KEARNEY

FR

DEFENDER

5’11”

KEY WEST, FL

KEY WEST

21

CARLOS PEREZ

FR

FORWARD

6’0”

CHARLOTTE, NC

SOUTH MECKLENBURG

22

JASON ROSALES

SO

DEFENDER

6’0”

STATESVILLE, NC

STATESVILLE

23

GUNNER TOOTLE

SO

DEFENDER

5’10”

SWANSBORO, NC

SWANSBORO

24

CONNOR SAVAGEAU

FR

DEFENDER

6’0”

CORNELIUS, NC

HOUGH


JAMES DRZEWIECKI – HEAD COACH Drzewiecki arrived in 2015, tasked with starting the men's soccer program from scratch - the third time in his young career he was hired to start a varsity program. He wasted little time putting his experience to use, guiding the Wildcats to a 9-1 record in the program's initial season with a team dominated by freshmen. Along the way, the Wildcats were ranked as high as #13 in the USCAA and finished third in the nation in goals against average (0.6) and seventh in goals per match (4.1). The team also boasted the third highest winning percentage in the nation (.900). Under his tutelage, freshman striker Jalen Jackson was named the program's first USCAA National Player of the Week and freshman center back Dominic DiGiacomo was named to the 2015 NCCSIA College Division All-State Men's Soccer Second Team - one of only four freshmen statewide to be honored. Now entering his 10th season as a head coach and 12th season overall, Drzewiecki has proven adept at developing new programs into legitimate contenders. Following a year spent as an assistant at Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA, Drzewiecki earned his first head coaching job in 2006. He arrived that summer in Donaldson, IN, tasked with creating the men's soccer program at NJCAA affiliate Ancilla College. By 2008, he had earned MCCAA Coach of the Year honors, and one year later led his team to the NJCAA Region 12 semi-finals. During his tenure, he posted the highest conference winning percentage in the department's history. His team's GPA was over 3.0 at the time of his departure. His overall record at Ancilla College was 40-39-5. In 2012, Drzewiecki moved on to begin another program from the ground up at NAIA program Purdue University Calumet. Despite working without athletic scholarships for much of his tenure, his Calumet teams made consistent progress over three seasons and reached ten wins and the CCAC Conference Semifinals in 2014. A finalist for 2014 CCAC Coach of the Year, Drzewiecki made an impact off the pitch as well. His team's GPA was 3.07, it was selected as the Most Spirited Team on campus, and it featured the winner of the John Friend Award, given to the most wellrounded student-athlete in the department. He also served on numerous committees, including representing athletics on the Alumni and Multicultural Campus Boards. His overall record at Purdue University Calumet was 21-23-5. A 2004 Purdue Calumet graduate, Coach Drzewiecki holds a NSCAA National Diploma and a USSF "D" License. He resides in Rock Hill, SC, with his wife, Meghan, and daughter, Sophie.

KEV SUMMERS – ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH Summers comes to Johnson & Wales with over 15 years of coaching experience. A fixture of the Charlotte soccer scene since relocating to the Queen City in 2008, Summers has established himself as one of the top young coaches in the state, winning numerous accolades along the way. As part of the Charlotte Soccer Academy, Summers was honored in 2014 as the Greater Charlotte Club Coach of the Year after leading all four of his premier teams to the NCYSA State Cup finals that season. He was previously named the Charlotte Soccer Academy's "Academy Coach of the Year" in 2009. He most recently served on Charlotte Soccer Academy's United States Soccer Development Academy staff, helping the U18 side qualify for the USSDA Playoffs in 2015. Summers holds his FA Coaching Level 2 and UEFA B Part 1 licenses in coaching. He previously worked for Challenger Camps, Charlotte Soccer Club, and Major League Soccer Camps before joining Charlotte Soccer Academy. A native of Welwyn Garden City, England, Summers currently resides in Indian Land, SC, with his wife, Rebecca.


Date

Opponent

Location

Time

Aug. 25 Pikeville

Pikeville, KY

2:00 PM

Aug. 26 Berea

Berea, KY

1:00 PM

Aug. 31 USC-Lancaster

Lancaster, SC

2:00 PM

Sept. 1

Sumter, SC

3:00 PM

Sept. 10 Emory-Oxford

Oxford, GA

12:00 PM

Sept. 13 John Wesley#

Pineville, NC

8:30 PM

Sept. 15 Mid-Atlantic Christian

Elizabeth City, NC

6:00 PM

Sept. 21 Penn State Brandywine

Media, PA

4:00 PM

Sept. 22 Williamson

Media, PA

6:00 PM

Sept. 24 Central Penn

Summerdale, PA

1:00 PM

Sept. 29 Columbia International

Pineville, NC

7:00 PM

Sept. 30 Mid-Atlantic Christian

Pineville, NC

4:30 PM

Oct. 7

Emory-Oxford

Pineville, NC

3:00 PM

Oct. 9

John Wesley#

High Point, NC

7:30 PM

Oct. 13 USC-Sumter

Pineville, NC

7:00 PM

Oct. 17 USC-Lancaster#

Pineville, NC

6:00 PM

Oct. 20 Christendom (Homecoming)#

Pineville, NC

12:00 PM

Oct. 21 Bob Jones (Senior Night)

Pineville, NC

4:00 PM

USC-Sumter

# Denotes Doubleheader with women’s team

2017 Johnson & Wales Charlotte Men's Soccer Media Guide  
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