June 11, 2012
MADISON, Wis.--Wisconsin head men’s soccer coach John Trask has announced the addition of three student-athletes to the Badgers’ 2012 roster. Chase Rau (Sparta, Mich.), Toni Ramadani (Washington, Ill.) and Luc Kazmierczak (Boston, Mass.) will join the Wisconsin squad this fall, marking eight newcomers on the Badgers’ fall roster.
Chase Rau: Member of the varsity soccer team at Sparta High School for head coach Jack Vanderlaan … three-time selection to OK-Blue Conference all-conference team … earned all-district and all-region honors sophomore and senior years … team was district champions sophomore season … missed junior season due to injury … named first team all-state senior year, earned All-America honors and played in East vs. West All-American Soccer Game … played for Alliance FC and Grand Rapids Crew Juniors club teams … US Youth Soccer State Cup champions in 2008, 2009 and 2011 … US Youth Soccer Region II champions 2008, 2009 and 2011 … 2011 US Youth Soccer National Championships winner … Midwest Regional League champions in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … named state MVP Goalkeeper in 2008, 2009 and 2011 … US Youth Soccer National Golden Glove Award winner in 2011 … four-year member of the varsity baseball and football teams … named to the Academic Honor Roll eight times … volunteered with youth athletic camps … served on student council … member of National Honor Society
Trask on Rau: Chase is from an excellent club program, the Grand Rapids Crew, where he has helped them achieve some fantastic results. Chase is a complete goalkeeper who has all the tools to fight for the starting position this coming year. His strengths lie in his ability to manage the game, be a vocal leader, excellent distribution skills and great training habits. The staff is very excited to have Chase join the Badgers for his collegiate career.
Toni Ramadani: Transfer from Bradley University where he played in 31 games … scored two goals and one assist for five points as a member of the Braves … named to Bradley Athletic Director's Honor Roll fall 2010 and spring 2011 … member of the varsity soccer team at Washington Community High School for head coach Jeff Brooks ... IHSA all-state junior and senior years ... set a school record with 81 career goals ... played on the FC Peoria club team from 2006-10 ... guest trained with FC Concordia-Basel U18 in Switzerland in 2009 and 2010 ... trained with KF Vellaznimi in Macedonia ... all-conference placekicker for the football team ... four-year member of the honor roll
Trask on Ramadani: Toni will provide immediate strength to the attacking part of the team. He has the tools to make us a better team. More depth and greater competition is what Toni brings us. He has a great passion for the game and his ability to beat people off the dribble and combine with his teammates are two of his strengths.
Luc Kazmierczak: Four-year letterwinner on the varsity soccer team at Hopkins School for head coach Dr. Joshua Brant ... served as captain senior year ... WNEPSA first team All-Star ... named all-state senior year ... played for Beachside Premiere Soccer Club ... U13 team was state champions in 2007 ... U14 was state champions in 2008 ... served as captain for the U16 South Central Premier club in 2011 ... also played for the U18 South Central Premier club ... earned varsity letters in track and field, baseball and golf
Trask on Kazmierczak: Luc is a player from Connecticut who came to the staff’s attention at the first ever High School ID Camp held this past January. Luc’s passion and commitment were evident from the moment he stepped on the field. Tireless and tough to play against are two traits which he possesses. Luc will compete for playing time in either a midfield or defensive role for the team.