Hey everyone! I’m Jake Woloszyk and have been given the opportunity to further my education and knowledge as a Milwaukee Kickers Marketing and Communications intern this summer.
Milwaukee Kickers is an organization I have been part of my entire life – one in which I have the utmost respect and admiration for because it helped shaped the man I am today. The beautiful game of soccer has paved the path for my life and I can’t wait to give back to something that has given so much to me.
Soccer has always deeply fascinated me – maybe that’s why I started playing before I could even walk. MKSC was the first and only club to provide me with such impactful experiences and lessons on the pitch, or in any sport for that matter. I may not have as many opportunities to play organized soccer these days (something all of us former youth players take for granted), but this realization made me decide that I wanted to be involved in this sport for the rest of my life.
I hope to continue my involvement with this beautiful game after I graduate from the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse because there is so much more to soccer than simply playing. This sport has taught me leadership, work ethic, commitment, teamwork, respect and more – and continues to do so today.
Whether it is through other activities, such as pick-up basketball or golfing with my family, or attending as many Milwaukee Bucks games as I can, I love everything about sports. Although remaining active and enjoying the little time in which Wisconsin allows us to be outside is extremely important to me, I am still a lazy college student with a passion for Netflix.
I believe that commitment and passion are the two most important things in which one needs to be successful. If you can stay focused and dedicated to your ultimate goal, it can be nearly impossible to stop you. The amount of passion in which you pour into it will determine the quality of the outcome. This is something MKSC has taught me my entire life, and I can’t wait to continue the club's mission and further its community outreach.