Burlingame Dragons FC Sign United States U-20 Goalkeeper J.T. Marcinkowski
SJ Earthquakes Academy Star Will Anchor Dragons Defense
Today, the Burlingame Dragons Football Club announced the signing of U.S. Under-20 goalkeeper J.T. Marcinkowski for the 2016 Premier Development League season. Marcinkowski’s signing solidifies the goaltending position for the Dragons as their keeper from last season, Josh Cohen, signed a professional contract at the end of last season with the United Soccer League’s Orange County Blues.
Marcinkowski’s signing is of enormous significance to the Dragons. As a freshman at Georgetown University this past season, the 6’1, 175 lb. keeper led his team to a 16-2-3 record with nine of those wins coming by shutout. In 21 games, the Hoyas keeper posted a 0.69 goals against average recording 63 saves in the process. He already ranks third in single-season shutouts and eighth in program history in career shutouts. His inclusion on this year’s roster, gives new Head Coach Eric Bucchere a backstop that he can count on in his first year at the helm.
“J.T. is a class act and a great representation of what the Earthquakes Academy and BDFC is all about,” Bucchere said. “After an impressive first season at Georgetown, I'm looking forward to seeing his continued growth this summer."
The accolades poured in for the Alamo, CA native as the 2015 season came to an end. He was 1st Team All-BIG EAST and earned the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year award. He was named as a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America 2nd Team All-Great Lakes Region Team.
Marcinkowski has been a member of the U.S. National Team pool of players since 2010. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos recently named him to the 36-player roster for the first U-20 Men’s National Team camp of 2016 in Miami, Florida. This included their first four matches of the New Year, which concluded on January 12th. Marcinkowski started the first of those four games against SIMI Monteverde, leading the team to a 3-0 victory, posting a shutout in his 45 minutes of action.
The Dragons are thrilled to have Marcinkowski protecting the net this season and look forward to him donning the green, white and black in 2016.