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21Michael Bajza

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Date of Birth: 09/27/1994
  • Age: 23
  • Country: Tampa, Fla.
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Height: 6.0'

The Jacksonville Armada FC announced the signing of defender Michael Bajza (BY-zuh) to an amateur contract with the club on April 19, 2017.

The 22-year-old comes to Jacksonville after playing three seasons in the USL PDL during his collegiate soccer offseason at the University of South Florida and North Carolina State University. He ranked among the top 100 recruits nationally by Top Drawer Soccer and ESPN Rise.

Bajza played with the Seattle Sounders U-23 from 2014-2016. In his first year alone, he tallied one goal and three assists in 1,080 minutes of play. In June of last year, he signed with Lane United FC to play out the rest of the season and made four appearances.

Bajza’s college career began at NC State where he totaled 34 appearances in two years. He scored his first collegiate goal at Gardner-Webb in 2013 and finished the year with two goals and two assists.

In 2014, Bajza led the team with four goals and four assists. He recorded a total of 35 shots, 19 of which were on target.

Bajza returned to his hometown of Tampa, Fla., to play at USF in 2015. He appeared in 17 games and posted 11 shots for the Bulls.

Prior to NC State, Bajza was a three-year starter at Shattuck-St. Mary’s preparatory school in Minnesota. He scored a total of 17 goals and led his team to the USSDA final during his senior season. He was also a former member of the Region 3 ODP team, which he traveled to Costa Rica and Kosice, Slovakia with.



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