Bill Andracki

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Bill Andracki
Personal information
Full name William Andracki
Date of birth (1969-05-25) May 25, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Prince William, Virginia, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1988–1989 Mercer County Community College
1990–1991 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Tampa Bay Rowdies 29 (0)
1992–1995 Cleveland Crunch (indoor) 55 (0)
1994 Atlanta Magic 18 (0)
1995 Atlanta Ruckus 18 (0)
1995–1996 Tampa Bay Terror (indoor) 29 (0)
1996 Chicago Power (indoor) 0 (0)
1996–2003 Rochester Rhinos 105 (0)
1998 MetroStars (loan) 0 (0)
1998 Miami Fusion (loan) 1 (0)
2001 Atlanta Silverbacks (loan) 15 (0)
1996–1997 Philadelphia KiXX (indoor) 7 (0)
1997–2000 Buffalo Blizzard (indoor) 62 (0)
Total 339 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bill Andracki is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who had an extensive professional career playing both indoor and outdoor soccer.

Youth[edit]

In 1988 and 1989, Andracki attended Mercer County Community College, playing on the men's soccer team. He was a 1988 NJCAA First Team All American and was a member of the 1989 Junior College National Championship. He is a member of the Mercer County Community College Athletic Hall of Fame.[1] In 2008, he was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame.[2] In 1990, he transferred to Rutgers University where he was a two year starter on the men's soccer team. In 1990, Rutgers finished runners up to the UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship.[3] In 1991, Andracki was a Third Team All American.[4]

Professional[edit]

In 1992, Andracki turned professional with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the American Professional Soccer League.[5] He was selected as the 1992 First Team Goalkeeper[6][7] In addition to his outdoor career, Andracki spent several seasons playing indoor soccer. In September 1992, the Milwaukee Wave selected Andracki in the first round (ninth overall) of the National Professional Soccer League draft.[8] A month later, the Wave traded Andracki, Tim Bartro and Mark Kerlin to the Cleveland Crunch in exchange for David Vaudreuil.[9] Andracki spent thee seasons with the Crunch, winning the 1994 NPSL championship with them. When the Rowdies folded following the 1993 season, Andracki moved to the Atlanta Magic of the USISL mid way through the 1994 season. In 1995, he moved to the Atlanta Ruckus of the A-League.[10] In June 1995, the Tampa Bay Terror selected Andracki in the NPSL Expansion Draft.[11] He spent most of the season with the Terror, then was traded to the Chicago Power in exchange for Stewart Dobson in March 1996.[12] He played no games for the Power. In the spring of 1996, Andracki signed with the Rochester Rhinos of the A-League. He would remain with the Rhinos until 2000. In 1996, the Rhinos went to the A-League finals where Andracki played most of the first half before suffering facial injuries when he hit the goalpost with his face saving a shot.[13] Despite the injuries, Andracki returned on October 30, 1996 as the Rhinos fell to D.C. United in the 1996 U.S. Open Cup championship game. In the fall of 1996, he signed with the Philadelphia KiXX of the NPSL. In 1997, he moved to the Buffalo Blizzard. He spent two seasons with the Blizzard. In May 1998, the Rhinos loaned Andracki to the MetroStars of Major League Soccer when Tim Howard left briefly to play for the United States U-20 men's national soccer team.[14] In September, the Rhinos again loaned out Andracki, this time to the Miami Fusion where he played in 1–0 loss to the Columbus Crew on September 10, 1998. In 2001, Andracki moved to the Atlanta Silverbacks on loan but was back with Rochester later in the season.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mercer Soccer Team Honors Four Heroes at Home Opener". Mccc.edu. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ NJCAA Soccer Records[dead link]
  3. ^ "SOCCER; Rutgers Is Outshot in Final". The New York Times. December 3, 1990. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ 1991 All Americans[dead link]
  5. ^ "1992 Tampa Bay Rowdies". A-leaguearchive.tripod.com. January 27, 2007. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Year in American Soccer – 1992". Homepages.sover.net. May 30, 2008. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "1993 Tampa Bay Rowdies". A-leaguearchive.tripod.com. January 27, 2007. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Wave Selects Andracki". Google. September 15, 1992. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ "October 20, 1992 Transactions". Articles.baltimoresun.com. October 20, 1992. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ "The Year in American Soccer – 1995". Homepages.sover.net. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ "The Year in American Soccer 1996". Homepages.sover.net. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  12. ^ Soccer tonight The Tampa Tribune – Friday, March 1, 1996
  13. ^ LEONETTI'S GOALS LIFT SOUNDERS TO REPEAT TITLE The News Tribune – Monday, October 7, 1996
  14. ^ METROS WILL TAKE BEST SHOT AT UNITED The Record (New Jersey) – Saturday, May 9, 1998
  15. ^ "2001 League stats". Charlestonbattery.com. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 

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