4 Austin Giftopoulos
Austin  Giftopoulos

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Bellevue, Wash.

High School:
Seattle Prep

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
Defender

Experience:
2L


11/22/2017

Bulldogs Place 10 On WCC All-Academic Team

Nick Ulowetz leads group

08/30/2017

Zags Welcome UC Riverside and American This Weekend

Begin busy September slate of home matches

08/27/2017

Bulldogs Win On Giftopoulos' Double OT Winner

Zags open season with victory

05/25/2017

Zags Set Academic Records for Spring 2017

Dept. record 158 student-athletes recognized on President's or Dean's List

11/23/2016

Nine Zags Selected To WCC All-Academic Team

Jalen Crisler and Jakob Granlund highlight first team

10/07/2017

Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary's (10/7/17)

Gonzaga men's soccer hosts Saint Mary's on October 7, 2-017.

09/24/2017

Gonzaga vs. Utah Valley (9/24/17)

The Zags host Utah Valley on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Luger Field.

09/10/2017

Gonzaga vs. Seattle U (9/10/17)

Men's Soccer vs. Seattle U on 9/10/17

10/30/2016

Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount (10/30)

Gonzaga falls to Loyola Marymount 1-0 in overtime on October 30 at Luger Field in Spokane

10/09/2016

Gonzaga vs. Portland (10/9/16)

Portland wins 5-1 in Spokane on 10/9/16

Career Statistics

HONORS

WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention (2016)
WCC Player of the Week (Aug. 29 - 2016)
WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll - Bronze (2015-16)

WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll - Bronze (2014-15)

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2016)
Game-by-game statistics ... Played in 15 games, starting in all of them … was fourth on the team with eight points, and fourth with three goals … added two assists … fired eight shots, three of which were on goal, all three scoring … led the team with two game-winning goals, fifth in the WCC, including the game-winner in the 3-1 win at No. 20 American … WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention … WCC Player of the Week (Aug. 29).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015)

Game-by-game statistics ... Played in and started the first six games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury...Helped the defense hold those first six teams to just four goals.

FRESHMAN (2014)
Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played one year of high school soccer at Seattle Prep prior to joining the U.S. Development Academy which prohibits participants from playing high school soccer...Played for the Seattle Sounders Pre-Academy as a freshman, then played for the USSDA with the Crossfire Premier from 2011-14...led team to the USSDA playoffs at the U16 tournament in Frisco, Texas, as a junior, starting all 28 matches... Compiled a 3.45 GPA and was named to the Seattle Prep Honor Roll three years...Peter Giftopoulos (father) played for Penn State University with Joe Paterno as head coach and intercepted Vinny Testaverde's pass to clinch the Fiesta Bowl National Championship title in 1986, the last PSU football team to win National Championship. Peter was also named a preseason All-American for 1987 season and on to play for his hometown Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League...Steve Staios (cousin) retired from the National Hockey League with the New York Islanders, playing in the NHL from 1993-2012...Remy Giftopoulos (cousin) drafted into the Ontario Hockey League in 2009 and played 2014 season in Windsor, Ontario.

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