Zack Schilawski

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Zack Schilawski
Zach Schilawski, NE Revolution 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Zack Schilawski
Date of birth (1987-04-15) April 15, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Wake Forest Demon Deacons 99 (40)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Cary Clarets[1] 32 (13)
2010–2011 New England Revolution 50 (6)
2012–2014 Carolina RailHawks 53 (15)
Total 135 (34)
Teams managed
2015– Carolina RailHawks U-23's (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 15, 2014.

Zack Schilawski (born April 15, 1987 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American former soccer player who last played for Carolina RailHawks in the North American Soccer League.


High School[edit]

He played all 4 years for Cary High School in North Carolina, earning All Conference team honors all 4 years, and All State honors for 3 years, in addition to graduating 4th in his academic class in 2006.[citation needed]

College and Amateur[edit]

Schilawski played college soccer at Wake Forest University from 2006 to 2009 where he appeared in 99 games, scoring 40 goals and adding 20 assists. He was a member of Wake Forest's 2007 NCAA College Cup Championship team and scored the game-winning goal against Ohio State in the final of the 2007 College Cup at SAS Soccer Park in his hometown, Cary, NC.[2] In 2009, he was also named to the All-ACC 1st Team and the College Soccer News All-American 2nd Team.

During his college years, Schilawski also played for both Cary Clarets and their predecessor Cary RailHawks U23's in the USL Premier Development League.


Schilawski was drafted in the first round (9th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution.[3]

He made his MLS debut with a start in the season opener against Los Angeles Galaxy on March 27. In his home debut against Toronto FC on April 10, he netted a hat trick, becoming the first rookie in MLS history to register a hat trick in his home debut and just the third rookie in MLS history to net a hat trick. He scored the Revs’ lone goal in a 1-1 tie with FC Dallas on May 1 and scored the game-winner in 3-2 win over New York to help snap a seven-game winless streak on May 29. He appeared in all five SuperLiga matches, making two starts, and scored the game-winning goal in the 1-0 win over Pumas UNAM on July 14. He came on as a 70th-minute substitute in the final against Morelia on September 1 and recorded his first professional assist on Kevin Alston’s 79th-minute goal.

Schilawski was waived by New England on March 5, 2012.[4] Following his release, Schilawski trialled with Chicago Fire, but wasn't signed by the club.[5]

Schilawski signed with NASL club Carolina RailHawks on April 27, 2012. On November 1st, 2014, he officially retired from professional soccer, and as of right now, he is attending law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[6]


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