AS A SENIOR IN 2016
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... NSCAA All-America Second Team ... D2CCA All-America Second Team ... NSCAA Scholar All-America Team ... NSCAA All-West Region First Team ... D2CCA All-West Region First Team ... NSCAA Scholar All-West Region Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... HERO Sports All-America First Team ... CCAA Tournament Most Valuable Defensive Player and All-Tournament Team ... HERO Sports NCAA All-Tournament Team ... UCSD Athlete of the Year ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for November (12/2) ... Two-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (10/3 and 11/21) ... Appeared in 23 games, starting all at center back ... Anchored defense that finished fourth nationally in team GAA (0.52) ... Added career-high four goals, with two of them game-winners and three coming in the NCAA Championship ... Returned from one-game absence to play all 90 minutes at center back of season's first shutout vs. Colorado Mines (9/8) ... Missed first contest after starting each of first 39 since his arrival at UCSD, vs. Westmont (9/3).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team ... CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team ... All-CCAA Second Team ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... National STUDENT-Athlete Day honoree ... Shared team's David Bakkal Work Ethic Award with Eric Young ... One of four Tritons to start all 18 games, at center back ... Led UCSD field players in minutes for second year in a row, and was on the pitch for every minute of seven shutouts ... Only came off for final 24 minutes of 3-0 loss at California Baptist (9/12) ... Credited with eight shots, four of them headers ... Season-high three shots, all set-piece headers with one on goal, at Chico State (10/23).
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Daktronics All-West Region Second Team ... All-CCAA Second Team ... CCAA All-Academic ... One of four Tritons to start all 20 matches ... Led UCSD field players in minutes, staying on for all but 4:12 overall, only being substituted for a forward at very end of 1-0 home loss vs. Western Washington (9/6) ... From center-back position, anchored defense that ranked seventh nationally in team goals-against average (0.65) ... Added two goals offensively, both from set-piece organizations ... First career goal was opener in 2-1 win vs. Dixie State (9/11) ... Also tallied late equalizer to make it 1-1 in what was ultimately a 2-2 draw at Humboldt State (10/26) ... Earned start at center back in college debut in season opener vs. Saint Martin's (9/4).
Spent the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years at the University of Dayton in Ohio ... Was a member of the Flyers' NCAA Division I soccer team in 2012, but did not appear in a match.
Played for San Diego's Albion SC Pros during its inaugural 2016 season, and was a regular starter at center back as the club went an undefeated 8-0-4 in winning the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Southwest Conference title ... Albion Pros ultimately suffered lone defeat (16-1-4) in West Region final, 1-0 at home to Sonoma County Sol (7/23) ... Converted penalty kick in tiebreaker as Albion got past San Bernardino's SoCal SC (1-1, 3-1 PK) in first round of playoffs (7/9) ... Previously played at youth levels for SL Salos Szczecin in his hometown ... Appeared in 2008 and 2009 at the Gothia Cup, among the world's largest youth soccer tournaments, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
A 2012 graduate of V Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im. Adama Asnyka in Szczecin, Poland.
Born April 16 in Szczecin, Poland ... Given name is Jakub ... Parents are Szymon Waligorski and Katarzyna Waligorska ... Has an older sister named Agata ... Mechanical engineering major at Marshall College ... Would like to pursue professional soccer and then a career in engineering after graduating from UC San Diego ... A memorable soccer moment was reaching the West Region final with Albion Pros and scoring four goals for them during the 2016 season ... A favorite UCSD moment was the late equalizer he scored at Humboldt State in 2014 ... Enjoys hiking and listening to music ... Roots for FC Barcelona ... Favorite athletes are Polish soccer players Marcin Wasilewski of Leicester City and Grzegorz Krychowiak of PSG ... Fan of all James Bond movies starring Daniel Craig ... Loves chicken ... Greatest influences are his grandfather and father.