Springdale goalkeeper Zolnierczyk offered by Harvard

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Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 8:39 PM


Despite his all-WPIAL goalkeeper status, Mike Zolnierczyk had no desire to stop Harvard from presenting him his first Division I soccer offer.

Zolnierczyk, the senior keeper for Springdale, received the offer earlier this month, although it won’t become fully official until he passes through the Ivy League school’s admissions process.

The 6-foot-3 Zolnierczyk spent much of his summer visiting Division I schools and competing in camps. He plans to take official visits to Robert Morris and Pitt in the coming weeks. He also spent time training with the D.C. United Academy in Washington.

A four-year starter at Springdale, Zolnierczyk posted 12 shutouts in 2017 to backstop the Dynamos to the WPIAL Class A championship game at Highmark Stadium and the second round of the PIAA playoffs. He was a Valley News Dispatch All-Star in soccer and basketball.

Doug Gulasy is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Doug at dgulasy@tribweb.com or via Twitter @dgulasy_Trib.

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