Senior goalkeeper Mikayla Krzeczowski officially joined FC Jumonji Ventus, a women’s soccer team based out of Saitama, Japan.
DYK: Mikayla Krzeczowski (@mikayla_kski) has 40 career shutouts! That's the most in @SEC history! She's also tied for the 17th most EVER!— Gamecock Women’s Soccer (@GamecockWSoccer) October 9, 2019
Can't help but think of some of the great defenders she's played with over her career at South Carolina! 👀 pic.twitter.com/MILo7ZSOHT
FC Jumonji Ventus is in the division three of Nadeshiko League, with their first match coming in early April.
FC Jumonji Ventus added Krzeczowski after the club won the 2019 Plenus Challenge League.
“This is my first time in Japan and I’m excited to be here. I’m very grateful to FC Jumonji Ventus for such an incredible opportunity. I want to thank the staff, coaches and players for their hospitality and helping me get settled into my place in the program. I looked forward to working hard alongside the team, learning and growing my soccer abilities as well as embracing the Japanese culture” said Krzeczowski.
Last season, FC Jumoji Ventus ended last season 6-2-3 during the regular season before winning throughout the postseason.
Krzeczowski started as goalie for all four of her years on the Gamecocks roster.
She picked up several accolades and left her mark on college women’s soccer.
Krzeczowski finished her tenure with 50 clean sheets, which is the most in SEC history and the third most in NCAA women’s soccer history.
She was also a two-time All-America and was named SEC Goalkeeper of the Year last season.
Krzeczowski was named to the All-SEC team every year of her Gamecock career.