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Junior (2009): Started in 14 of the 16 games he appeared in during his first season with the Bulls... Netted three assists while taking six shots... Had assists in UB wins over Marquette and Florida Atlantic while also recording an assist in a loss to DePaul.
Previous School: Transferred from Penn State following two seasons… Appeared in 16 contests, making 11 starts as a freshman...Scored his first career goal against Wisconsin... Led Penn State in shots on goal percentage (.800)… In 2008, recorded an assist in five starts and 14 appearances.
High School: 2006 All-Western New York Team selection at Hamburg H.S....2006 NSCAA/Adidas All-Region II Team selection... Named second-team All-State in 2006... Won a State Cup Championship in 2005 as a member of the Rochester Jr. Rhinos... Played club soccer for Buffalo United Soccer Club... Helped Buffalo City FC win the Eastern Conference of the National Premier Soccer League in the summer of 2007... ODP Regional Pool Selection, 2001-03... Participated in ODP National Pool Camp in 2003.
Personal: Born January 11, 1989... Son of David and Nancy Derkacz... Has one brother, Brandon... Favorite food is chicken wings... Also recruited by Penn State and Notre Dame... Favorite athlete is Manchester United playmaker Ryan Giggs... Enjoys tennis and ping-pong... Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers... Favorite thing about UB is it is close to home... Greatest athletic influence is Hamburg High School coach Jim Harrigan... Would like to break the UB record for shutout minutes... Dream as a college athlete is to win a NCAA championship... Majoring in business.