Dragons FC Goalkeeper Marcinkowski Called up to the U.S. U-20 National Team
The United States Men’s U20 National Team recalled Dragons goalkeeper and Georgetown stalwart, JT Marcinkowski, for a couple of upcoming friendlies in Costa Rica as they prepare for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championships. The CONCACAF Championships, also played in Costa Rica, serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.
The team will stay in the capital, San Jose, and will play two friendlies against the Costa Rican U-20 squad from Dec. 13-20.
Marcinkowski is the senior player on the squad, having participated in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for five seasons with San Jose’s Academy.
Marcinkowski has been a member of the U.S. National Team Pool since 2010. He has earned 25 caps for the U-14 through U-20 national teams with 13 shutouts to his credit. With the National Team, he has won the 2014 International Tournament of Vaclav Jezek in the Czech Republic and the 2013 Niigata International Tournament in Japan.
This past collegiate season, the sophomore goalkeeper helped the Hoyas to four shutouts tallying 63 saves and a 1.23 GAA.
As a freshman, Marcinkowski had a breakout rookie year for the Hoyas earning NSCAA Second Team All-Great Lakes Region, First Team All-BIG EAST, as well as BIG EAST Freshman of the Year honors. He started all 21 games for the Blue & Gray, and posted a 0.69 GAA on the season totaling 63 saves. He went 16-2-3 in the net and managed nine shutouts.
Marcinkowski already ranks third in single-season shutouts and fifth in program history in career shutouts.