With a new coaching staff led by former Georgetown associate head coach Zach Samol, American University is set on climbing back up the Patriot League standings.
One step towards accomplishing exactly that comes via Oakwood U-17 captain Evan Schweickert, who earlier this week gave his verbal commitment to the Eagles for their Class of 2020. Schweickert, who had a U.S. U-15 national team call-up back in 2015, will look to elevate a program that’s gone 8-21-6 across the past two seasons. American is a five-time conference finalist this decade, so there’s some history to lean upon.
“One thing that the coaches talked to me about was if you’re going to build a team, you need a strong base,” the North Haven, Conn., native said.