USF Men's Soccer BIO
7 Zak Boggs
Career- Started his collegiate soccer career at West Virginia University ... He started in 20-of-23 games during his freshman year and he was second on the team in scoring with 11 points ... Was selected a BIG EAST Academic All Star during his freshman campaign ... After his freshman year, Boggs transferred to UCF where he led the team in scoring with 11 points ... Named to All-C-USA Second Team during his sophomore year ... After his sophomore year Boggs transferred to USF and he was forced to sit out during his junior year due to a mandatory transfer rule ... During his first year with the Bulls Boggs was recognized in several ways including being named to the BIG EAST All Tournament team, being named BIG EAST Male-Scholar Athlete of the Year and being named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All American and All District Team ... Boggs finished the 2008 season second on the team in scoring with five goals and five assists ... Also during the 2008 season, Boggs helped USF win their first BIG EAST Championship and helped the team advance to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament ... During his final year of collegiate soccer Boggs scored four goals and recorded one assist for nine points ... He took 43 shots, 19 of which were on goal ... Three of his four goals were game winning goals ... Boggs scored the game winning goal against UCF on Sept.1, against Syracuse on Oct. 17, and against DePaul on Oct. 29 ... Boggs played in 21 of 21 games for the Bulls and earned 1706 minutes of playing time ... During his final year with USF Boggs was named a Lowes Senior Class Award Finalist and of all the candidates Boggs tallied the most fan votes ... Boggs was also named a First Team Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Senior All-American ... In addition, Boggs was the reciepient of the 2010 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Award and was a finalist for the Sullivan Award...Boggs was also named to Third Team All BIG EAST Conference ... Boggs proved to be a valuable asset to the Bulls offense ... Boggs wasn't just known for what he did on the field but he was known for what he did off the field as well ... Zak spends a lot of his time giving back to the community ... Zak currently spends 10 hours per week tutoring USF students in subjects such as economics, biology, algebra, calculus and chemistry .... In addition to tutoring USF students Zak also volunteers at the John and Mabel Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida and Shriners Children's Hospital in Tampa ... Before coming to USF, Boggs was a student at UCF where he spent 6 hours a week tutoring UCF students in calculus, algebra, chemistry, physics and biology ... Boggs has earned his second degree black belt and he is Eagle Scout...Boggs is currently a member of the National Eagle Scout Association ... In his free time Boggs also enjoys jump roping ... He is currently a member of the USA Jump Rope Association and he is also a member of the Jump Company USA World Class Jump Rope Team...Boggs was named Co-Captain of the Jump Company USA World Class Jump Rope Team in 2006 and he has been a Jump Company USA instructor since 2006 ... In 2006 and 2007 Boggs was a USA National Jump Rope Tournament Qualifier... In June of 2009 Boggs volunteered at Carrollwood Day School to help raise awareness about the benefits of jump roping ... When Boggs graduated with his undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences in 2008 he held a 4.0 GPA ... He is currently pursuing his masters in business economics while holding a 3.85 GPA ... Boggs is also fluent in Spanish.
2007 – Sat out a mandatory year due to a transfer from UCF ... Earned 2007 Premiere Development League (PDL) All-Conference team.
2006 (UCF) - Named to All-C-USA Second Team ... Started 16 of the 17 matches he played ... Led the team with five goals and an assist for 11 points ... Also recorded a team-high 29 shots ... Registered at least an assist in four consecutive games...Recorded the game-winning tally in the shutouts of Furman and No. 17 Memphis.
2005 (WVU) - Started 20 of 23 matches at forward for West Virginia ... Second on the Mountaineers’ team in scoring with five goals and an assist for 11 points ... First career goal came as the game-winner against Temple ... Scored in consecutive matches against DePaul, Robert Morris and Notre Dame ... Mountaineers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament..Selected as a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
Prep - Played soccer at Parkersburg High School as a freshman before transferring to IMG Academy ... Named the 2003 West Virginia High School Coaches Player of the Year ... Twice earned all-state honors ... Received 2004 NSCAA High School Scholar-Athlete recognition ... IMG team was ranked eighth nationally in 2005 ... Squad also won the U19 Dallas Cup that year ... Named a high school National Merit finalist.
Personal - Born Zak Devin Boggs in Marietta, Ohio ... 4.0 Student in 2007...Son of Joe and Rochelle Boggs ... Father played college soccer at Hamilton ... Registered 11 goals in 13 games to garner All-Southeast Conference honors in the PDL in ‘07 ... Graduated with a degree in biomedical sciences...Pursuing a masters in business economics.