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Derek Nowak
Derek  Nowak

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Sterling Heights, Mich.

High School:
Sterling Heights

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 159

Position:
Midfielder (Captain)

Birthdate:
10/20/1992

Major:
Undeclared


02/04/2016

MEN'S SOCCER ADDS NINE NEWCOMERS FOR 2016 SEASON

Golden Grizzlies add nine newcomers from Michigan, Kansas, Liberia and Canada

01/15/2016

OAKLAND LEADS HORIZON LEAGUE IN HONOR ROLL FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT SEMESTER

For the fifth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 123 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria.

01/12/2016

OAKLAND MEN’S SOCCER 2015 SEASON REVIEW

Golden Grizzlies repeat as Horizon League Tournament Champions

11/18/2015

OAKLAND AND DAYTON CLASH IN NCAA TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND

Golden Grizzlies and Flyers battle in regular season rematch on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

11/15/2015

OAKLAND REPEATS AS HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Dudley named MVP, Tarney, Rickard and Nowak named to All-Tournament Team

11/14/2015

11-14-15 Oakland vs WSU

Oakland defeats Wright State 1-0 to win consecutive Horizon League Tournament Titles

10/31/2015

10-31-15 MSOC vs Valpo - Senior Night

10-31-15 MSOC vs Valpo - Senior Night

10/21/2015

Oakland vs Detroit

Oakland vs Detroit in Metro Series Match - 10-21-15

09/23/2015

Oakland vs MIchigan

9-23-15 Oakland MSOC vs Michigan

09/19/2015

Oakland vs Milwaukee 9-19-15

Oakland MSOC vs Milwaukee on Homecoming Weekend

Career Stats  | Career Game-by-Game Stats 

2015:
 Played in all 20 games this season with 18 starts
▪ Named a captain 
▪ Named to the Horizon League All-Tournament team

▪ Started on a defense that recorded eight shutouts  
▪ Recorded his only shot on goal of the season against Cleveland State (Oct. 10)

2014:
▪ Played and started in 19 matches
▪ Helped Oakland record six-straight shutouts to tie a Division I record and finish with seven total
▪ Member of Oakland defense went over 580 minutes without allowing a goal
▪ The defense ranked 73rd in shutout percentage and 74th in team goals-against average

2013:
▪ Played in 15 matches, making 10 starts
▪ Recorded assist in draw at Pittsburgh (8/30)
▪ Member of defense that recorded three consecutive shutouts

2012:
▪ Played in 18 games, making 15 starts
▪ Named to Summit League All-Newcomer and Academic All-League teams
▪ Recorded assists against Tulsa (Sept. 16), at Oral Roberts (Sept. 22) and against Kansas City (Oct. 13) ▪ Help defense allow only five goals during league play
▪ Summit League Academic Honor Roll selection and distinguished scholar

2011:
▪ Did not see game action earning a redshirt
▪ Earned a place on The Summit League All-Academic Team as a distinguished scholar

High School:
▪ Earned four varsity letters in soccer at Sterling Heights High School and was a three-time team captain
▪ Was an all-conference midfielder in 2009
▪ Was a two-time all-district honoree from 2009-10
▪ Helped his Bloomfield Force club team lift the title as champions of the 2008 Sterling Cup

Top Athletic Performance:
▪ Converting the fifth and final penalty kick to send his team to the district finals

Academics and Extracurriculars:
▪ Participated in National Honor Society (NHS) for three years
▪ Was the Vice President of Sterling Heights High School NHS
▪ Was an honor roll student

Reasons for Choosing OU:
1. The great soccer program
2. The outstanding academic reputation
3. The great atmosphere at Oakland

Personal:
Full Name:
Dariusz Nowak
Birthdate: October 20, 1992
Parents: Janina and Wieslaw Nowak
Siblings: Pawel and Piotr Nowak
> Piotr was a member of the OU soccer team from 2005-2009

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