NIU will conclude the Lakeside Classic Sunday against Quinnipiac
2014: Appeared in 11 matches, including nine starts. Missed time due to injury during the season. Scored a goal in NIU's 4-1 victory over SIU Edwardsville (Oct. 22). Scored eight shots, including three on goal. Played a season-high 104 minutes in the season-opener against Hofstra (Aug. 29). Played the full 90 minutes or more in four matches.
2013: Appeared in 18 matches, including 10 starts. Named to the All-Tournament team at the Cincinnati Bearcat Soccer Classic. Scored one goal, against Evansville (Sept. 6), and recorded one assist, against Eastern Illinois (Oct. 22). Recorded eight shots, five on goal. Played 29 minutes in his collegiate debut against Cincinnati (Aug. 30). Made his first career start against Ohio State (Sept. 1), playing 90 minutes. Played 90 minutes or more in seven matches, including a season-high 101 minutes at Bowling Green (Oct. 12).
High School: Played four seasons at Batavia High School ... Served a team captain as a senior ... Led Batavia to a regional championship while earning all-state recognition as a senior ... Three-time all-conference honoree
Club: Member of the Chicago Fire US Soccer Development Academy Program ... Starting defender on the Fire 2011-12 U18 team that won the Great Lakes Division
Personal: Son of Wally and Sharon Witkowski ... Born on May 26, 1994 in Winfield, Ill... Majoring in Marketing.