Johnny Dreshaj
Johnny  Dreshaj


Clinton Township, Mich.

High School:
Chippewa Valley

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 175


Pre-Business Administration



The junior forward leads the team in points and holds a 3.66 GPA


Oakland Hosts Graduates and Champions Banquet

Alanna Gerber and Johnny Dreshaj collect top senior award.


Oakland Places 73 on Summit League Academic Honor Roll

The Golden Grizzlies had 36 student-athletes named as Distinguished Scholars


Johnny Dreshaj Named to Academic All-America Third Team

Dreshaj is the third Oakland player in the history of OU soccer to earn Academic All-America honors.


Oakland Leads Summit in Academic All-League Selections

Five Golden Grizzlies were recognized with a place on the Academic All-League Team


Student and Spirit Honors

April 18, 2013 marked the annual Graduates and Champions banquet at the O'rena. Neal Ruhl interviews some of the honorees and coaches.


Oakland vs. Eastern Illinois

The Oakland men's soccer took on Eastern Illinois on Senior Night at the OU Soccer Field.


Oakland at Michigan - October 9, 2012

Oakland battled Michigan in a 1-0 loss at the U-M Soccer Stadium.


Oakland men's soccer vs. Western Illinois

Oakland defeats Western Illinois 5-1.


Oakland vs Duquesne - Sept. 26, 2012

Matt Dudley scored the golden-goal in double-OT as Oakland beat Dusquesne 2-1 at the OU Soccer Field on Sept. 26, 2012


Oakland vs. Vermont

The Oakland men's soccer earned a 1-0 victory over Vermont Sunday afternoon at the OU Soccer Field

Game-by-Game Stats | Career Stats

▪ Played in 15 games, starting in 14
▪ Named Capital One Academic All-America Third Team and Academic All-District 5 team
▪ Earned All-Summit League first team and Academic All-Summit League honors
▪ Scored four goals during the season
▪ Had game-winning goal against Cleveland State (Aug. 31)
▪ Scored the game winner at Oral Roberts (Sept. 22)
▪ Summit League Academic Honor Roll selection and distinguished scholar

▪ Played in 18 matches including 11 starts for the Golden Grizzlies
▪ Finished the season with five points from two goals and an assist
▪ Tied for third on the team in goals scored and was tied for fifth in total points
Netted goals against Oral Roberts (9/23) and Eastern Illinois (10/29)
▪ He tied for fifth in The Summit League with two goals scored in league play
▪ Picked up an assist on Oakland's goal against Detroit (10/19)
▪ Earned a spot on The Summit League All-Academic Team as a distinguished scholar
▪ Earned a spot on the Commissioner's List of Excellence

▪ Earned a spot on The Summit League All-Tournament Team
▪ Leading goal scorer for Oakland with four goals during the season
▪ Scored the match-winning goal for OU in The Summit League Championship match against Oral Roberts (11/18)
▪ Netted twice during The Summit League Tournament (once in each game)
▪ Finished the year with four goals and two assists for a team-best 10 points
▪ First goal of the season was an overtime match-winner against No. 14 Drake (9/5)
▪ Three of his four goals were match-winning goals, the second highest total in The Summit League
▪ Scored the match-winning goal in the win over Dayton (9/29)
▪ Finished eighth in The Summit League in goals and was tied for seventh in points
▪ Named to the Summit League All-Academic Team as a Distinguished Scholar
▪ Earned a spot on the Commissioner's List of Excellence


▪ Played and started in 16 games
▪ Named to the All-Summit League first team and the All-Newcomer team
▪ Scored three goals, which tied for third most on the team
▪ Scored three game-winning goals, against UAB (9/1), Oral Roberts (9/25) and Centenary (10/3)
▪ Earned Summit League Athlete of the Week honors for his performance against Oral Roberts
▪ Tied for third on the team with eight points, after finishing the year three goals and two assists
▪ Named to the Summit League All-Academic Team as a Distinguished Scholar

High School
▪ Three-year letterwinner under head coach Gerry Haggorty
▪ Led his team to the conference championship in 2007 and 2008
▪ Earned all-district, all-county and all-conference honors as a junior and senior, as well as all-state and conference MVP honors as a senior
▪ Also earned a letter in football as a kicker and punter

▪ Played for the Vardar Academy

Full Name: John Dreshaj
Birthdate: October 21, 1991
Parents: Alex and Gjina Dreshaj
> Father played soccer for the Detroit Express.
Siblings: Nick Dreshaj
> Nick plays soccer for the University of Detroit-Mercy.

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