HUSC Past Player Drew Checolinski

What was your jersey number with Hartford United?

Where are you currently playing and what position(s) are you playing?
St. Norbert College and Inside Mid also Forward

Do you have a goal to play professional soccer after college?
We will see how the next few years go.

Do you plan to coach once your playing career is over?

Were you excited or nervous to join HUSC?
Very excited and not nervous. Knew the coaches and players. Even if I didn’t, I knew the club was a solid club.

Any memories of the transition to HUSC that you can share for new players joining us?
The transition was not bad. Just work hard and you can earn your minutes.

If you could meet up with one HUSC coach for breakfast who would it be and why?
Jim Schrot because he is a great coach, and I really enjoy his humor.

If you had to do it all over again, is there anything that you would do different?
No, every game was fun, and we won many games.

What was most important to you in your development as a player with Hartford United SC?
Hartford United really helped me develop my finishing and making runs, to set up a scoring chances.

What is your proudest accomplishment with Hartford United SC?
Winning the Nike Cup in Illinois.

What advice would you give current players as they set goals in hopes of playing at the college level?
Work hard in practice. It will show up later on. Even if you do not want to go to practice, make it a goal to get better that day. Also, be confident in your game when you play, that is when you play your best.

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