General:Stanford's captain in 2012 ... a tough, smart defender who reads the play well and is able to spoil opponents' attacks, and trigger those of his own team.
As a Junior in 2011: Started all 17 games in which he saw action ... a rugged central defender that organized the back for the Cardinal ... scored a big goal when he buried a rebound first-time off a set piece in a 2-1 win over Vermont (9/25) ... a key cog in the Cardinal defense that allowed just 26 goals in 18 games for the season.
As a Sophomore in 2010: Played in 16 games for the Cardinal, including four starts ... a versatile player that saw time at outside back, center back and defensive midfield ... earned a start at home against UCLA (10/15), which the Cardinal upset the Bruins, 2-1 ... helped the Cardinal to a 1.14 goals against average for the season.
As a Freshman in 2009: Started all 20 games for the Stanford defense ... a member of the defense that allowed just 18 goals in 20 games ... helped the Cardinal to nine shutouts, including three in the Pac-10 and two in the NCAA tournament ... contributed four shots to the offense.
High School/Club: A 2009 graduate of Marlboro High School in Marlboro Township, N.J. ... a regional Olympic Development Program player that played abroad in Argentina and France in 2006 and 2007 ... captained the regional team to Italy in 2008 ... played club ball for the Player Development Academy of New Jersey ... rated as the nation's No. 30 recruit by topdrawersoccer.com ... led Marlboro to the Shore Conference semifinals in 2007 and the finals in 2008 ... first team all-conference and all-county in 2007 and 2008 ... first team all-state in 2008 ... Marlboro's all-time assist leader and second in total points ... the 2009 Marlboro student-athlete award winner for excellence as chosen by the principal.
Personal: Parents are Gene and Arlene Gorskie ... has an older brother named Jason who plays soccer at Penn ... major is undeclared ... enjoys basketball and video games.