How Acquired: Drafted by the Revolution in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft
An opportunistic goal scorer who is deadly inside the penalty area, but is also a threat from outside the box and has the ability to create his own chances … uses his pace to get in behind the defense and makes smart runs off the ball … plays well off his forward partner … enjoys taking on defenders one-on-one, but is also effective at linking up through midfield … has a tremendous work ethic ... played with Revs teammate Pat Phelan at Wake Forest … trained with Plymouth Argyle (ENG) for 10 days in December 2010, working with then-head coach (and former Revolution assistant) Paul Mariner.
2011: Made 25 regular-season appearances, including 13 starts at forward. Recorded one goal and one assist. His lone goal of the year came against D.C. United (March 26), when scored the go-ahead goal. Assisted on Ilija Stolica’s game-tying goal in the 93rd minute at Vancouver (April 6). Came on as a second-half substitute in the friendly against Manchester United (July 13). Returned to the starting lineup at D.C. (July 20), his first start since April 30, and started the next five matches. Started at Kansas City (May 25) in the team’s U.S. Open Cup Play-In round match. Made seven starts at forward in MLS Reserve League action: at D.C. (June 7), at New York (June 11) at Toronto (June 21), against Philadelphia (July 18), against New York (August 21) against Toronto (Sept. 2) and at Philadelphia (Sept. 8). Scored two goals: a second-half insurance goal at New York (June 11) and the game-winning goal in the first minute of stoppage time against Toronto (Sept. 2).
2010: Made 25 league appearances, all at forward, including 15 starts, scoring five goals. Made his MLS debut with a start in the season opener against LA Galaxy (March 27). Netted a hat trick in the home opener against Toronto (April 10), becoming the first rookie in MLS history to register a hat trick in his home debut and just the third rookie in MLS history to net a hat trick. Scored the Revs’ lone goal in a 1-1 tie with FC Dallas (May 1). Scored the game-winner in 3-2 win over New York to help snap a seven-game winless streak (May 29). Started his first game since Aug. 7 when he was in the starting 11 at Chivas USA (Sept. 10). Appeared in all five SuperLiga matches - making two starts - and scored one goal. Notched the game-winning goal in the 1-0 win over Pumas UNAM (July 14). Started the first two matches before coming on as a substitute against Monarcas Morelia (July 20) and Puebla (Aug. 4). Came on as a 70th-minute substitute in the final against Morelia (Sept. 1), and recorded his first professional assist on Kevin Alston’s 79th-minute goal.
COLLEGE: Made a school-record 99 appearances during a standout four-year career at national power Wake Forest, scoring 40 goals and adding 20 assists during his time with the Demon Deacons … appeared in every regular-season and postseason game in which Wake played during his four years at the school, including 42 starts … graduated from Wake ranked third in school history in both goals (40) and points (100) … scored a career-high 14 goals as a senior in 2009 to lead the Atlantic Coast Conference, and added seven assists while starting all 24 games en route to All-America and All-ACC honors … helped lead the Demon Deacons to the NCAA College Cup in each of his four years at Wake, including the program’s first National Championship as a sophomore in 2007 … scored the game-winning goal in the 2007 National Championship game, a 2-1 victory over Ohio State … was selected as the NSCAA/adidas men’s soccer Scholar-Athlete of the year in 2009, while he was twice named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team … was also named to the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award All-America first team.
PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Julie Schilawski … has one brother, Sutton (28) … graduated from Wake Forest in three-and-a-half years with a degree in biology … lists his most memorable soccer moment as winning the 2007 NCAA National Championship, in which he scored the game-winning goal against Ohio State … enjoys snowboarding and going to the beach in his spare time … favorite movie is Good Will Hunting, while his favorite band is Red Hot Chili Peppers … supports English club Burnley FC and La Liga powerhouse Barcelona, while he is also a fan of the Carolina Hurricanes and Carolina Panthers … favorite soccer player is Wayne Rooney.