Six talented recruits will help Blue Demons build on momentum of last season's BIG EAST playoff run
Winter camp Saturday, Feb. 27 in McGrath-Phillips Arena; spring camp Sunday, April 10 at Wish Field
Elite Fall Weekend Camp scheduled for Nov. 21 and 22 at Wish Field on Lincoln Park campus
Monday's match at Wish Field will allow coaching staff to evaluate the team
Will face six NCAA tournament teams along with two BIG EAST Championship qualifiers
Contact Assistant Coach Anthony Szymel
Szymel joined the Blue Demon staff as an assistant coach on May 27, 2014 and spent the 2014 season specialized in developing the goalkeepers. Junior goalkeeper Mack Robinson was second in the BIG EAST and No. 37 in the country in saves.
After starring at Naperville North High School, the standout goalkeeper led Lewis University to a pair of NCAA Division II Tournament appearances and led the nation as a senior in save percentage. That season, Lewis went 14-1-4 and advanced to the NCAA Midwest Region finals. As a senior, Szymel was named an National Soccer Coaches Association of America Second Team Scholar All-American.
Quite the decorated athlete, both on and off the field, Szymel earned Great Lakes Valley Conference Academic honors all four years and was twice named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team. Szymel was also a three-time All-GLVC selection and two-time all-region pick.
A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter (2006-08) at Lewis, Szymel compiled a career record of 40-13-4 record, 0.78 goals-against average, 201 saves, .817 save percentage and 21 shutouts. His best season came as a senior when he led all of NCAA Division II with a .885 save percentage and was fourth with a 0.52 GAA.
Szymel has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Lewis and a master's degree in Business Administration from Lynn.
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