Blazer student-athletes recognized for having 3.0 GPA or better
Former UAB goalkeeper drafted by the Chicago Fire
Senior goalkeeper earns third-team accolades
Blazers reaping rewards from stellar 2011 season
Senior goalkeeper earns honor for second time in career
Selected as one of 30 candidates nationwide fot the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... award honors NCAA Division I seniors who have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
Junior Season (2010)
Earned third-team all-conference honors despite battling injuries throughout the year ... started 16 contests on the season ... made 58 saves and owned a goals against average of 1.21 ... collected a career-best eight saves in the season opener at then-top-ranked and defending national champion Virginia (9/3) ... recorded a pair of shutouts on the year (at Lipscomb on 9/19 and vs. Marshall on 11/3) ... now has 11 career shutouts which is fifth on the school's all-time list ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for a fourth straight season.
Sophomore Season (2009)
Had a breakthrough season, turning in one of the greatest single-season efforts by a goalkeeper in school history ... a first-team all-conference and second-team all-region honoree ... set a single-season school record with 0.83 goals allowed average, which also ranked second in Conference USA ... recorded a league-leading eight shutouts which tied for the second-most in school history ... his 12 wins on the season also ranked as the sixth-most in program lore ... made a career-high seven saves in the season-opening contest against Oakland (9/1) ... earned three C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors ... with his three awards on the season, Woszczynski was honored by the league more times in one season than any previous UAB player in school history ... lead the league in save percentage (.805), shutouts and shutouts per game (0.44) ... made six saves in a 1-0 shutout victory over then-No. 13 Kentucky (10/4) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for a third consecutive season.
Redshirt Season (2008)
Received medical redshirt after seeing action in four games during season before an injury ended his campaign early ... recorded first win and first shutout with a 1-0 victory over Mercer (9/7) ... finish the season with a 1-1-2 record ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Freshman Season (2007)
Played in four contests during season ... only start of career came in a 1-0 overtime loss at Alabama A&M ... made 13 saves in his four appearances (283 minutes) and had a 0.63 GAA ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Four-year starting goalkeeper at Columbus North High School under head coach David Green ... earned third-team all-state accolades in 2005 and 2006 ... tabbed first-team all-conference and all-area in each of his four seasons at CNHS ... also tabbed all-district in 2004-06 and honorable mention all-state in 2005 ... started 80 varsity contests and recorded 42 career shutouts ... boasted a career goals allowed average of .80 ... named The Republic's Area Player of the Year in 2006 ... recorded six goals and seven assists from the goalkeeper position ... also a terrific student who was named academic all-state in 2005 and 2006 ... named to honor roll every semester ... a member of the National Honor Society.
Other Soccer Info
Starting goalkeeper for the Atlanta Blackhawks PDL team in 2009 and 2010 ... played club ball for the Fort Wayne Fever where he started in net in 2007 and 2008 ... led team to the Indiana state cup tournament title in 2007 ... also helped lead team to the 2005 Las Vegas Coaches Classic title, the 2006 Ohio College Showcase title and 2006 Carmel College Showcase crown ... also selected to the Indiana ODP team for seven straight seasons ... selected to the ODP Region II players pool in 2005 and 2006 ... was starting keeper for the Indiana Invaders PDL team ... named team captain in 2002 and 2005 of the Indiana state ODP team.
Born Carl Matthew Woszczynski on April 18, 1988 in Columbus, Ind. ... favorite website is UABSports.com ... if he were to play another sport, it would be cricket ... favorite musician is Lyfe Jennings ... his biggest influence on his career was his high school coach, David Green ... chose UAB because of "the combination of great soccer, a great engineering program and warm weather."