Elon University

Elon University Athletics
2500 Campus Box - 104 E. Haggard Ave. Elon, NC 27244
Division 1 North Carolina Southeast
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Marc Reeves

Marc Reeves was named head coach of the Elon University men's soccer program on February 22, 2017.


"Marc Reeves has experienced a tremendous amount of success at every level of his coaching career and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Elon family," said Elon Director of Athletics Dave Blank. "Marc possesses a strong commitment to the full experience of the student-athlete and has demonstrated that he knows what it takes to achieve success at the highest level. We are excited about his enthusiasm and confident he is the right coach to continue the upward trajectory of the Elon men's soccer program moving forward."


“I am truly thankful to Dave Blank, President Lambert and the search committee for the opportunity to lead Elon men’s soccer,” Reeves said. “I have great respect for the program’s previous coaches, especially most recently Chris Little and Darren Powell. Both are incredibly high caliber coaches of great character and they have left a very strong program in place that we will look to build on for the future. My family and I are eager to join the Elon University and become a part of its exceptional community.”


Reeves led the Phoenix to a 7-5-6 mark in his first season in 2017 and a 3-2-3 ledger during CAA play. Elon was one of the stout defensive teams in both the CAA and in the country under his watch as the Phoenix set new single-season school records in fewest goals allowed (11), GAA (0.57) while also tying its single-season mark with 10 shutouts. Five players also garnered All-CAA accolades during the year with Matthew Jegier also adding a CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 first team honor for the second time.


In seven years at Radford, Reeves led the Highlanders to an overall record of 75-43-20 (.616) including a 42-15-6 (.682) mark against conference opponents. He led RU to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament in both 2015 and 2016 and three straight Big South Conference regular season titles. Reeves helped 41 players achieve All-Big South laurels and was honored with Big South Coach of the Year accolades in both 2014 and 2016. Reeves' players also performed in the classroom during his tenure at Radford, as six earned Academic All-Big South honors.


In 2016, Reeves led the Highlanders to a 14-4-2 overall record, including a 7-1-0 mark against league foes. The Highlanders captured the Big South Tournament title with a 1-0 shutout against Longwood, marking the team's 10th clean sheet of the season. Radford earned an NCAA Tournament bid for the fourth time in program history, as eight players were named to the All-Big South team. For his efforts, Reeves was named Big South Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.


In 2015, Reeves' Radford squad ended the year as one of the top offensive threats in the country. Radford led the Big South with 44 goals, ranking in the top-20 nationally. Radford's defense was just as impressive, only allowing four goals in Big South play – the lowest recorded in the league – and ending the year with nine clean sheets.


Reeves earned 2014 Big South Coach of the Year honors, as the Highlanders posted a 12-5-3 overall record and an 8-1-0 mark in conference play. It was the fourth straight winning season for the Highlanders, which has not been done in nearly 20 years.


Reeves came to Radford after 11 seasons at St. John's, including the last four (2006-09) as the program's associate head coach.


The Gillingham Dorset, England, native was part of an extraordinary run of success at St. John's. The Red Storm reached the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 in eight of his ten seasons, including a national championship appearance in 2003, three trips to the national semifinals (2001, 2003, 2008), and four national quarterfinal appearances (2001, 2003, 2004, 2008).


A midfielder, Reeves played for St. John's for one season in 1998. He was part of the team that won the Big East Championship and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. Reeves went on to earn a masters degree in secondary education and began his coaching career in 1999. Prior to arriving at St. John's, Reeves graduated from Brunel University (Middlesex, England) in 1997 with an upper second degree in sports science.


Reeves has a USSF A National License and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.


Reeves and his wife Susanne have three children: Robert, Olivia and Jackson.


THE MARC REEVES FILE


Personal


• Hometown: Gillingham Dorset, England


• Wife: Susanne


• Children: Robert "Robbie", Olivia "Livi", Jackson


• Undergraduate Degree: Brunel University, England ('97)


• Master's Degree: St. John's ('98)


Playing Experience


• St. John's (1998)


• Helped lead the Red Storm to a Big East title and NCAA Elite Eight appearance


• NY Pancyprian Freedoms (2001-2010)


Coaching Accomplishments and Awards


• Big East Tournament Championships: 3 (last in 2009)


• Big South Regular Season Championships: 3 (last in 2016)


• Big South Tournament Championships: 1 (last in 2016)


• NCAA Tournament Appearances: 12


• NCAA Round of 16 Appearances: 5


• NCAA Final Four Appearances: 3 (2001, 2003, 2008)


• Aflac National Assistant Coach of the Year: 2002


• NSCAA East Region Assistant Coach of the Year: 2008


• Big South Coach of the Year: 2014, 2016


• VaSID Coach of the Year: 2015


Collegiate Coaching Career


• 2017: Elon University (Head Coach)


• 2010-16: Radford University (Head Coach)


• 2006-08: St. John's (Associate Head Coach)


• 1999-2005: St. John's (Assistant Coach)


Head Coaching Record


• 2017: Elon (7-5-6, 3-2-3 CAA)


• 2016: Radford (14-4-2, 7-1-0 Big South)


• 2015: Radford (14-4-2, 7-1-1 Big South)


• 2014: Radford (12-5-3, 8-1-0 Big South)


• 2013: Radford (9-7-4, 5-3-2 Big South)


• 2012: Radford (10-6-4, 7-2-1 Big South)


• 2011: Radford (9-8-2, 4-4-1 Big South)


• 2010: Radford (7-9-3, 4-3-1 Big South)


Career Record: 82-48-26 (45-17-9 vs. conference opponents)

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Nick Sakiewicz

The 2018 season marks Nick Sakiewicz’s first year as an assistant coach at Elon.


Prior to joining the Phoenix men’s soccer program, Sakiewicz was an assistant coach at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. for one season.


Throughout his career, Sakiewicz has worked in four levels of college soccer (NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA). He also served as a scout for Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Chicago Fire, one of the many professional sides for which he has worked. A December 2014 graduate of West Chester University (Pa.), Sakiewicz played two seasons with the NCAA Division II Rams. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Division III Rosemont College while finishing his degree at West Chester.


Before joining the men’s soccer staff at Guilford, Sakiewicz assisted the Johnson & Wales University men’s soccer team, which finished 9-7-5 and was an AII Conference finalist in 2016. He served as the director of men’s soccer operations for Division I Villanova University the preceding season. There he specialized in video breakdowns of matches, as well as scouting.


Sakiewicz’s experience professional working experience includes providing scouting reports and video breakdowns for the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the summer of 2015. He also did scouting and video analysis for the Harrisburg City Islanders. As a scout for the Fire, he attended and analyzed the 2017 MLS Draft and compiled scouting reports on opponents.


Sakiewicz is the son of Nick Sakiewicz Sr. and Isabel Sakiewicz and the brother of Max Sakiewicz. His family resides in Glenn Mills, Pa.

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Maciej Sliwinski

Maciej Sliwinski joined the Elon men’s soccer coaching staff in March of 2017 after serving as a member of the coaching staff at Fairfield University the past two seasons, including as associate head coach in 2016. He was elevated to the role of associate head coach at Elon in May of 2018.


In his first season with the Phoenix in 2017, Sliwinski helped the maroon and gold reach the CAA postseason for the fourth straight year while also assisting in Elon being one of the top teams in the country in goals against average, shutouts and save percentage. Five players earned All-CAA honors while two more earned NCAA Scholar All-Region accolades from the United Soccer Coaches Association.


Prior to Fairfield, Sliwinski was a member of Elon head coach Marc Reeves' coaching staff for five seasons at Radford. While at Radford, Sliwinski helped the Highlanders to 47 wins including double-digit win totals in 2014 (12) and 2012 (10). Under his tutelage, Radford led the nation in goals against average (0.88) in 2014 which helped the team set the longest winning streak in the nation at seven games and the longest unbeaten streak at 11 contests.


Academically, Radford produced the Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year a year ago and earned a team GPA award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for five straight seasons. The program also boasted four Academic All-Americans over his final three seasons.


Sliwinski also served as an assistant coach at Lafayette, helping the Leopards to a 10-7-2 overall record and a trip to the Patriot League semifinals in 2009. He also worked two seasons with Reeves at St. John’s University in 2007 and 2008 as a member of head coach Dr. Dave Masur’s coaching staff where St. John’s earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the national semifinals with a 19-3-3 overall record.


A native of Poland, Sliwinski played four seasons at Iona College where he was a two-year captain and was a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Academic team. During his time at Iona, he interned with the New York Red Bulls where he assisted in team operations and game preparation.


Sliwinski earned his undergraduate degree in finance and later added a master’s degree in sports management from St. John’s University. He also has experience outside of the college game, serving as the Director of Coaching with the Brooklyn Italians.

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