Photo courtesy Steven Christy / OKC Energy FC
OKLAHOMA CITY – OKC Energy FC announced on Tuesday it had signed Wojciech Wojcik for the new season after the Polish forward had spent much of the 2016 season on loan. The contract is pending USL and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.
Wojcik, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound striker, came to Oklahoma City last season on loan from Indy Eleven. He appeared in 23 games and was tied for the team lead with four goals in the regular season. He also made two appearances as Energy FC reached the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs.
A product of the Chicago Fire Academy, Wojcik attended Bradley University where he was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year for his efforts during his senior season.
“He came to our club and did a hell of a job,” said Energy FC Head Coach Jimmy Nielsen on Wojcik’s 2016 season. “He’s strong and a big threat in the [penalty area]. He’s strong and powerful in the air. For a man of his size, he is also technically sound, particularly with the ball. Woj is a great guy to have around, he’s hungry and very competitive.”
Wojcik said he was looking forward to joining Energy FC permanently for the new season.
“I’m so excited to be returning and being a part of the 2017 season in OKC,” he said. “I had a lot of fun playing with the team last year. I can’t wait to be back and playing in front of such a strong and committed fan base. I am counting down the days until the start of the season.”