Chicago House AC Signs Polish-Born, Chicago-Raised Veteran Forward

Wojciech Wojcik kicks off the first of many Chicago House AC player signings this June
Published Jun 1, 2021

CHICAGO, IL (June 1st, 2021) – Chicago House Athletic Club, Chicago’s newest professional soccer team, announced the signing of Elmwood Park, IL native and Bradley University alumnus, Wojciech Wojcik. An immigrant from Poland at three months of age, “Woj'' returns to Chicago to play professionally in his hometown.

“We are very excited to sign Wojciech Wojcik! We feel we are getting a very experienced, hold up number nine with soft feet that can connect with our midfield,” says Chicago House AC Head Coach & Technical Director, C.J. Brown. “A Polish player that has grown up in Chicago playing youth soccer, who is now returning home to play in front of his friends and family in the Windy City. He has the leadership qualities you want on, and off the field. I feel he will be a big threat this year in front of the goal.”

Wojcik, 28 adds a wealth of experience and pedigree to Chicago’s rapidly growing roster. Since graduating from Bradley University in Peoria, IL in 2014, the DÄ…browa Tarnowska, Poland-born forward spent time most recently with Forward Madison FC (USL League 1) in 2020, Hartford Athletic (USL) in 2019, New York Cosmos (NPSL) in 2018, Oklahoma City Energy Football Club (USL) from 2016-2017 and Indy Eleven (NASL) from 2015-2016.

During his time with Forward Madison, “Woj” made 16 appearances finding the back of the net three times during the 2020 season. He made nearly double the amount of appearances (31) during the 2019 season with Hartford Athletic, scoring seven goals and four assists. The majority of his time on the field was spent with OKC, seeing 47 appearances and scoring 10 times while adding an assist. Over the course of his career, Wojcik has recorded 136 professional appearances, scoring 25 goals and six assists.

In addition to his professional success, Wojcik impressed during his four-year collegiate career at Bradley University. In 81 appearances, he netted 14 goals with 22 assists, good for 50 points on a total of 139 shots.

"Ever since moving to Chicago from Poland at 3 months old, Chicago has been home; the starting place of love, hopes and dreams. It’s where I fell in love with soccer, it’s where I have all of my childhood memories, and it’s where I have my closest family and friends,” says Chicago House AC’s newest forward. “I’ve loved and learned so much from every place I have ever played, but it has always been a dream of mine to play in the place where it all started - Chicago. I am so excited and honored to be able to give the Chicago soccer community all that it has given me through the years. It is my home, and I will proudly step on the field representing “Chi-city” everyday. There’s no place like home, there's no place like House!”

In addition to playing soccer professionally, “Woj” also coaches RoadRunners SC in Downers Grove, IL and works as a Fitness Coach at OrangeTheory in Madison, WI.

Wojciech Wojcik officially becomes the third player signed in Chicago House AC history, pending registration approval from NISA and USSF.

 

Transaction: Chicago House AC signs forward Wojciech Wojcik to their active roster on June 1st, 2021.

 

ABOUT Chicago House Athletic Club

Founded in 2020, Chicago House Athletic Club is a community-based professional soccer team which will begin play in Fall 2021 at the 20,000 capacity SeatGeek Stadium at 71st and Harlem in Bridgeview, Illinois. The team will compete in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA,) a U.S. Soccer sanctioned third division league. Led by Managing Partner, President & CEO Peter Wilt, Chicago House AC is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) committed to transparency and working with its constituents to use its platform for social justice, diversity, equality, inclusion and community improvement. For more information, contact us at info@chicagohouseac.com, visit www.chicagohouseac.com and follow on social media @ChicagoHouse_AC. “Of Chicago, By Chicago, For Chicago.” | “Our City, Our House.”

ABOUT NISA

The National Independent Soccer Association was founded in 2017 with a mission to bring professional soccer to every city in the United States. A pro league member of U.S. Soccer, NISA focuses on a model based on meritocracy, independent clubs controlling their own league, clubs owning their intellectual property, all without the barrier of territorial rights. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, NISA also runs the mid-summer pro-am Independent Cup tournament, the year-long amateur league NISA Nation, and NISA Media. For more information about NISA visit NISAOfficial.com or contact at info@nisasoccer.com. Follow NISA on Twitter @NISALeague and on Instagram @nisasoccer.

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