Andy Rymarczuk

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Andy Rymarczuk
Personal information
Full name Andrew Rymarczuk
Date of birth 1951
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of death February 23, 1997
Place of death Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1969–1972 Penn State
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1975 Rochester Lancers 52 (3)
1976 Tacoma Tides
National team
1973 United States 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew “Andy” Rymarczuk (1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – February 23, 1997 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former U.S. soccer forward. He played three seasons in the North American Soccer League and at least one in the American Soccer League. He also earned five caps with the U.S. national team in 1973.


Rymarczuk attended North Catholic High School where he was a 1st team All-Catholic player and a member of the 1967 Championship team. A 1969 graduate, he was posthumously inducted into the North Catholic Soccer Hall of Fame in 2009. He attended Penn State where he played on the men’s soccer team from 1969 to 1972. He was a third team All American in 1971 and a 1972 first team All American. He scored thirty goals and added nineteen assists during his four years with the Nittany Lions.[1]

Club career[edit]

The Rochester Lancers of the North American Soccer League (NASL) drafted Rymarczuk in the first round of the 1973 NASL College Draft. He spent three seasons with the Lancers before being acquired by the expansion Tacoma Tides of the American Soccer League in 1976. The Tides folded at the end of the season.

National team[edit]

His first cap came on September 9, 1973 in a 1-0 win over Bermuda. He came on for Barry Barto. He gained his first start on November 5, 1973, a 1-0 loss to Haiti. His last game was a November 15, 1973 loss to Israel. He later played in an unofficial match, a 10-0 loss to Italy on April 2, 1975.


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