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Tomislav Zadro
Tomislav Zadro

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario

High School:
St. Basil-the-Great

Last College:
Illinois Central College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175

Position:
MF

Honors: Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (Nov. 14, 2013) ... first-team All-Big Ten honoree (Nov. 14, 2013) ...earned the Big Ten's Co-Offensive Player of the Week award (Sept. 9, 2013) ... named to College Soccer News' and Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week (Sept. 9, 2013) ... earned first team All-Big Ten honors (2011) ... named to the all-tournament team at the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational (Sept. 4, 2011), UIC Soccer Classic (Sept. 18, 2011) and Big Ten tournament (Nov. 13, 2011)

2013: Appeared in 17 games, starting in 12 ... recorded 16 points on four goals and eight assists ... led team in assists ... posted two points or more in six matches ...named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (Nov. 14) ... first-team All-Big Ten honoree (Nov. 14) ... moved into tie for 10th all-time in assists with a helper at Northwestern (Nov. 13) ... earned the Big Ten's Co-Offensive Player of the Week award (Sept. 9) ... named to College Soccer News' and Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week (Sept. 9) ... notched seven shots, four on goal in 1-0 win vs. WIU (Oct. 15) ... scored game-winning penalty-kick goal in 1-0 win vs. WIU to extend home unbeaten streak to 10 games (Oct. 15) ... tallied assist in 2-1 victory at Florida Gulf Coast (Sept. 14) ... recorded assist in 2-0 win at South Florida (Sept. 12) ... scored game-tying goal vs. DePaul with 00:01 remaining on clock (Sept. 8) ... notched game-winning assist in 2-1 overtime victory vs. DePaul (Sept. 8) ... tallied first goal of season in second-minute of action vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 6).

2011: Transferred to Wisconsin for his junior season after playing two seasons at Illinois Central College ... started all 20 of Wisconsin's regular season games, making first Badger start in UW's 1-0 win over Western Illinois (Aug. 27) ... led the team with six goals and 20 points ... tallied first point with an assist against Virginia (Sept. 4) ... enjoyed 10-game scoring streak from Sept. 4-Oct. 9 ... recorded first Wisconsin goal in 3-1 win over Drake (Sept. 16) ... scored in 2-1 win over Loyola Marymount (Sept. 25) ... recorded a goal in 2-0 upset over then-No. 6 Indiana (Oct. 2) ... registered a goal in 2-1 win at Michigan (Oct. 9) ... tallied a goal in 2-0 win at Milwaukee (Oct. 26) ... scored the game-winning goal off a penalty kick at the 109:39 mark in Wisconsin's, 1-0, double overtime victory over Penn State (Nov. 5) ... recorded two game-winning goals ... registered 1,808 minutes on the field tied with Trevor Wheeler for team best ... led the team with 2.1 shots per game and 1.0 point per game ... led the Big Ten with eight assists

2010: Spent sophomore season playing for Illinois Central College ... scored six goals and added eight assists for 20 points in nine games

2009: Spent freshman season playing for Illinois Central College ... named Midfielder of the Year ... recorded 42 points on 14 goals and 14 assists in 19 games as a rookie for the Cougars

High School: Transfer from Illinois Central College, playing for head coach Oz Birkaran ... attended St. Basil-the-Great College School in Toronto and played soccer for coach Toni Rick ... played club soccer for the Dixie 89ers from U-9 to U-16 ... played club soccer for Mississanga Croatia in U-17 and U-18

Personal: Born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina ... parents are Vencel and Borka Zadro ... has one sister, Ana ... intends to major in Education ... named to Dean's honor roll in 2009 and President's honor roll in 2010 ... Academic Awards: Dean's Honor List 2009, President's Honor List 2010 ... Sports Awards: Midfielder of the year 2009

Why Wisconsin?
"Excellent school, excellent coaching staff with great tradition. My friend Arnel (Zahirovic), who is on the team, said I would fit in well. I want to be part of something special."

Trask on Zadro:
"Tomislav joins us from Illinois Central College where he was a teammate of Arnie's (Zahivoric) and comes highly recommended by Head Coach Oz Birkaran. Tomislav will bring passion and quality to the midfield, a natural left footed player who can dictate the rhythm of the game as well as score goals. He has great size and instincts and will be looked at to help generate attacks for the next two years."

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