Men's Soccer

Steve Wieczorek  
Steve Wieczorek

Last College:
Fairfield '04

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
Fifth Season


10/11/2012

Men's Soccer vs. UMass 9/19/12

Men's Soccer vs. UMass 9/19/12

Steve Wieczorek enters his fifth season at Siena College and his second as lead assistant with the men's soccer program.

In his first four seasons as an assistant, he has been a part of a program which has posted a 32-33-9 (.493) overall record including an 18-13-5 (.569) mark in the MAAC.

Wieczorek is responsible for extensive student athlete recruiting, scouting, training the goalkeepers, and match analysis. Wieczorek also coordinates team travel, equipment, fundraising initiatives along with running full team and functional training sessions. Wieczorek functions as an assistant director of the Future Saints Academy, coordinates youth skills clinics, and performs the administration and daily operations of the program.

In 2011, Wieczorek helped guide the Saints to their first-ever wins over nationally ranked opponents (#15 Ohio State, #16 Iona) and the 34th best scoring defense in the nation which allowed just 0.89 goals per game - the second best mark in program history.

Wieczorek helped guide the Saints to their second most wins in program history in 2010 as well as a program-record tying seven MAAC victories. Siena boasted the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 in addition to five other All-MAAC selections and four members of the MAAC All-Academic Team. He also mentored the Siena Male Rookie of the Year and two All-Region honorees. Following the season, senior Steve Covino became the first Saint to sign a pro contract, inking with FC New York.

Wieczorek has been an integral part of recruiting six all-rookie selections, 20 all-academic picks, two All-MAAC performers, an Academic All-American and All-Region selection and two Siena Male Rookies of the Year since joining the staff.

Prior to Siena, Wieczorek spent two seasons at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, where he helped the team reach the NCAA DII National Tournament, an NSCAA Top 25 ranking, and the East Coast Conference final in 2007. At Bridgeport, Wieczorek coached the goalkeepers, recruited potential student athletes, scouted opponents, and assisted with the daily operations of the program.

While at Bridgeport, Wieczorek coached nine All-Conference and four All-Region selections as well as a Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

In 2004, Wieczorek coached the goalkeepers at Fairfield University, where he trained two First team All-MAAC keepers. From 2000-03 while at Fairfield, he was a goalkeeper on two NSCAA Top 25 teams in 2000 and 2001 (highest No. 11 nationally), each of those teams reaching the MAAC finals. During his tenure, the Stags won over 40 games.

In 2010, Wieczorek founded the Wiz Goalkeeping Academy, a training program targeting the technical and tactical development of youth goalkeepers in the Capital Region. From 2005-09, Wieczorek worked for nationally renowned Tony DiCicco's Soccer Plus Goalkeeper School as a staff coach and director, and has worked with goalkeepers at the State ODP, premier, youth, and U.S. Development Academy levels.

In addition, Wieczorek has organized a sport performance seminar called "Affective Performance", in conjunction with and delivered by the Head of Football Education at Leicester City FC and Sports Psychologist at Southampton FC, for the past two springs.

Wieczorek earned his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, with a double major in English and Communication and his master's in curriculum and instruction from Fairfield University. He holds the NSCAA Premier Diploma and NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma.

Wieczorek resides in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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