The men’s soccer team may just be taking off nationally now, but Matt Pyzdrowski was one of the core players of the program’s early years under head coach Louis Bennett.
A multi-time Big East goalkeeper of the week, Pyzdrowski was an imposing net minder, one of the best in program history. He ranks fifth in goals against average, shutouts and career saves.
After graduating from Marquette in 2009, Pyzdrowski made three appearances for the Portland Timbers, then of the USSF Division-2 Professional League, in 2010.
After that, he took his career abroad. In March 2011, he signed with Angelhom of the Swedish Superettan, the second division of Swedish soccer.
Pyzdrowski started every game in his first season and led the team to a record of 15-7-8. He recorded eight shutouts and was named Angelhom’s player of the season.
On July 29, Pyzdrowski suffered his third concussion in six months. He is currently taking a break from the game so he can return to Angelhom fully fit for next season.