FEATURE: Six things to know about Homegrown signing JT Marcinkowski

The Quakes recently announced the signing of goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski to a Homegrown Player contract. Here are six things to know about the Quakes’ newest player:

  1. Marcinkowski is the club’s first-ever Homegrown Player signing at the goalkeeper position and third overall, following Tommy Thompson in 2014 and Nick Lima in 2017.
  2. He hails from Alamo, Calif. and attended De La Salle High School, the same as Chris Wondolowski, where he was on the high honor roll.
  3. He has represented the U.S. at various youth levels, including at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017.
  4. ​Marcinkowski is widely regarded as one of the best amateur goalkeepers in the country and was even selected as the U.S. National Team’s fourth-best keeper prospect and the only one who hadn’t already turned pro. 
  5. Among his collegiate awards are the 2015 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, 2015 BIG EAST All-Academic, 2015 BIG EAST First Team, 2015 All-BIG EAST Tournament Team, 2016 BIG EAST Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year, 2016 Preseason All-BIG EAST, 2017 BIG EAST Second Team, 2017 All-Tournament Team, 2017 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
  6. He led the Hoyas to their first two BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Championships in their history in 2015 and 2017.

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