Gents land record-setting goalie
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

SHREVEPORT – Centenary men’s soccer head coach David Orr announced goalkeeper Slavyk Majewski as the newest addition to the Gents program.


“I am very excited to be adding a goalkeeper of his abilities,” Orr said. “He has an exceptional work ethic, great leadership and he’s just an outstanding young man. I know his collegiate career has great promise.”


Majewski’s high school career isn’t over quite yet. In his senior campaign, he has played in 17 1/2 of the team’s 19 games, helping lead Liberty High School (Frisco, Texas) to a 12-4-3 mark. He has recorded a team-record nine shutouts with 126 saves on 139 shots.

“Slavyk is a hard worker,” Liberty head coach Fred Kaiser said. “He stays after practice every day to work on defending free kicks and anything else we notice during games for at least an hour after everyone else has left. He also works with some of the younger players during that time to improve their games as well. He is sold all the way around. He’s such a great kid.”


Majewski’s 90.64 save percentage and .74 goals against average (13 goals allowed in 17.5 games) are also team records through this point of the season, but won’t be official until season’s end.


“He would have to have a huge drop off to lose those records,” Kaiser said.


Majewski would have to allow 20 goals in the final four regular season games, which is unlikely considering he hasn’t allowed more than two in a game this year.


He doesn’t just set records on the field. Majewski will also be named to the Academic All-State team this year, boasting a 93 percent average. He’s involved in tutoring other players and students before and after school and has compiled at least of 50 hours of community service this year and at least 20 more hours from his freshman year. The senior goalkeeper was in Venezuela for two years between his freshman and senior years.


Majewski joins a Gents squad that finished 13-3-1, but will be rebuilding after losing 10 seniors.