Feb. 13, 2017
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University sophomore goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski (Alamo, Calif./De La Salle) was one of 20 players, and one of two goalkeepers, named to the roster by U.S. Under-20 Mens' National Team Head Coach Tab Ramos for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship set to take place from Feb. 17 Ã¢â'¬" March 5 in Costa Rica.
The USA has been drawn into Group B along with Panama, Haiti and Saint Kitts and Nevis. The U.S. opens against Panama at 4 p.m. ET on Feb. 18, followed by Haiti at 5:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 21 and Saint Kitts and Nevis at 5:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 24. All three of the USA's matches will be broadcast in the United States on Univision networks. The CONCACAF Championship serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.
This past season, Marcinkowski helped the Hoyas to four shutouts tallying 63 saves and a 1.23 GAA.
As a freshman, Marcinkowski had a breakout rookie year for the Hoyas earning NSCAA Second Team All-Great Lakes Region, First Team All-BIG EAST, as well as BIG EAST Freshman of the Year honors. He started all 21 games for the Blue & Gray, and posted a 0.69 GAA on the season totaling 63 saves. He went 16-2-3 in the net and managed nine shutouts.
Marcinkowski already ranks third in single-season shutouts and fifth in program history in career shutouts.
Out of the 20 players on the roster, 17 played in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Of those 17, Marcinkowski has some of the most years in the Academy, playing five seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes Academy.
Marcinkowski has been a member of the U.S. National Team Pool since 2010. He has earned 25 caps for the U-14 through U-20 national teams with 13 shutouts to his credit. With the National Team, he has won the 2014 International Tournament of Vaclav Jezek in the Czech Republic and the 2013 Niigata International Tournament in Japan. He has been training with the team exclusively since December.