Zachary joined the Academy back in the Winter of 2009/2010. He is known for being one of the friendliest members with the biggest personality and heart in the Academy, but he is truly one of the most remarkable and talented people that one can ever meet. Zach has had a remarkable career considering he didn't start playing soccer seriously until the middle of his junior year in high school. Zach attended one of the top academic private schools in the Baltimore area, Boys Latin, where, aside from being the soccer goalkeeper, he was the catcher on the baseball team, and ice hockey goaltender. Zach was named All-Conference twice for soccer in leading his team to the private school championships three times and winning once. He was an honor student, a prominent member of the drama department, and the Student Body President. He was considered one of the most remarkable students to have ever attended Boys Latin. Zach was a finalist for the Academy One Academic Award upon high school graduation. Zach started playing club soccer in late 2009. His Soccer Association of Columbia team was one of the best club teams in Region I. They made the State Cup Final Four, where they lost out to fellow Academy One member Seth MacMillan's Pachuca team. They finished high up in the Region I Premier League. They also finished high in numerous premier level tournaments. During his senior year, Zach played for the Baltimore Chelsea Bays US Soccer Academy U-18 team. Along with fellow Academy One member Andrew Harris, Zach helped the Bays to the US Soccer Academy tournament finals. After being recruited by numerous top level Division I schools, Zach chose a scholarship to attend and play soccer at Colgate University. Unfortunately, Zach started his freshmen year injured and was unable to train until the middle of the season. He ended the season moving up the depth chart as the Colgate team won the Patriot League Championship and a place in the NCAA Tournament. He was very active on campus and was elected Student Class President. Zach made the tough decision to transfer from Colgate and attend The University of North Carolina at Asheville. Just like he did at Colgate, Zach had a huge impact upon the school once he arrived. Not only was he a captain of the soccer team, but he was a member Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Open Doors S.T.R.I.V.E. Zach earned starting minutes every season that he was healthy and even was in the top four in the nation for saves per game and saves for the season in his Senior year. Zach had such an impact that when his time as a player was over and he graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Health and Wellness Promotions, he was immediately hired to be a Graduate Assistant for both the Men's and Women's program. After finishing his Master's Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, he was again immediately hired as a full time coach. During his time in North Carolina, even with his many interests and activities, Zach was active in helping coach/teach young soccer players with North Carolina ODP and the ABSYA Club program. After his time in Asheville, Zach accepted a position as an Assistant Coach with the Women's program at The George Washington University in DC. In his time with the George Washington program so far, Zach and the team have had nothing but success reaching the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships every year. Zach is also a coach and Director for the Alexandria Soccer Club, and most importantly, we are proud to say that Zach has been one of our Academy One Directors, and he will continue to be one for as long as he wants. Zach is one of the finest young coaches in the country. Zach lives in the Washington D.C. area with his fiance.