Incoming West Virginia University men’s soccer player Joey Piatczyc was recently honored at Sporting Kansas City’s fourth annual Kevin Gray Player of the Year Awards.
Piatczyc was named the Male Youth Player of the Year after appearing in 24 games for the Sporting Kansas City Academy U18’s during the 2013-14 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season.
"Our midfield has a lot of competition this season and we’ve added one of the top players in the country in Joey Piatzycz, who will compete in either of the midfield positions," coach Marlon LeBlanc says. "Joey’s been a Sporting KC reserve team player, so he has played at a high level."
A native of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Piatczyc has twice played in MLS Reserve League games for Sporting KC during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Piatczyc comes to West Virginia as a highly touted recruit, ranking No. 80 on the TopDrawerSoccer IMG Academy Top 150 and No. 109 player in the Class of 2014 by CollegeSoccerNews.