By USLSoccer.com Staff
Friday, February 5, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – Goalkeeper Jacob Lissek has made significant strides since his trial with OKC Energy FC two years ago. Now, the Fairleigh Dickinson alum is signing his first contract with OKC, the club announced Friday.
Lissek joins Energy FC after fulfilling an amateur contract with Charlotte Independence in 2015.
“I am very excited and look forward to joining OKC Energy FC,” Lissek said. “I am eager to begin working with Coach Jimmy Nielsen, who was a fantastic goalkeeper, and his coaching staff.”
In his freshman year at Fairleigh Dickinson, the goalkeeper had 61 saves and five shutouts. As a sophomore, he started all 19 games and played every second possible. By his senior season, Lissek set a record number of 26 career shutouts for the Knights. He finished his career with a record of 39-21-12 and was named to the NEW Academic Honor Roll.
“We had Jacob on trial two years ago and he didn’t make it,” Nielsen said. “But we kept our eyes on him and he’s developed very well since then, so we didn’t hesitate to bring him in. We’re very excited to have him.”