Real Central NJ Soccer announced the signing of Stas Korzeniowski for the 2022 season, pending league and federation approval. The 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania forward will be playing in USL League Two for the first time in his career. Korzeniowski became a primary option off the bench for the Quakers and tallied three goals during his freshman season.
“Stas gives us a lot of options offensively,” said head coach Brian Woods. “Having a guy like Wesley [Legget] playing off of him will open up attacking opportunities for us.”
Korzeniowski’s style of play is rare to find in modern soccer. At 6’4, his technical ability and size terrorized center-backs in 2021. Combine that with a nose for goal, excellent offensive positioning, and a bag of tricks, Korzeniowski can be a threat in any attack.
“I’m excited to play for RCNJ and to challenge myself in League Two,” said Korzeniowski. “This experience will help me as a player. I want to score goals and help the team win games.”
Before enrolling at Penn, he was a standout player at the Pennington School, where Stas helped the school win the Mercer County Tournament three times while racking up many accolades for his on-field play and academically. He played club soccer for the Players Development Academy where he helped win the ENPL 2019 national championship and was a TopDrawerSoccer standout player five times.
“We love having players who developed their skills in Central Jersey return home to prepare for their NCAA season,” said men’s General Manager Ira Jersey. “Stas is one of the players who developed in the area and we think he can help us compete in a strong division.”
USL League Two is a pre-professional soccer league that allows elite college talent to play at a highly competitive level in the NCAA off-season. League Two is known for giving players a stepping stone to the professional game.
Korzeniowski and RCNJ will open the 2022 USL League Two season at Philadelphia Lone Star on May 14th. The men’s will host the Ocean City Nor’Easters on May 21st for its home opener at Mercer County Community college.
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