Women's Soccer

Cali Pyzdrowski


Hinsdale, Ill.

High School:



Cali  Pyzdrowski

Career Highlights

  • BIG EAST All-Academic (2013-14, 2014-15)

2015 (Jr.): Played in 13 matches and made nine starts as a junior defender ... Scored first career goal in the second minute of overtime to lead MU to a 1-0 defeat of Xavier (10/8) ... Recorded four shots in 1-1 draw with South Dakota State (9/13) ... Started six of nine matches in BIG EAST play.

2014 (So.):
Played in 14 matches and made five starts on defense, including the final four games of the year ... Made her season-debut against Northwestern (8/24) ... Saw action against Creighton (9/25) ... Started on defense, playing all 110 minutes in Marquette's 3-2 double-overtime loss to DePaul (10/19).

2013 (Fr.): Saw action in five matches as a first-year player.

Prior to Marquette: Pyzdrowski earned a letter in diving in 2009 and one in soccer in 2012-13 at Fenwick ... She helped the Friars to a 3rd place win in the Class 2A State Finals, scoring the lone goal to beat Lemont ... Named Player of the Tournament for the Windy City Classic ... Earned all-sectional, all-conference and second team all-state as a senior ... Played for Eclipse Select Soccer Club...Named co-captain of her team from 2011-2013 ... Helped her team to two Illinois State Cup Championships in 2008 and 2009, a USYSA Region II Championships in 2009 and an ECNL Club Championship in 2011.

Personal: Daughter of Sue and Bob ... The third child of four... Brother Matt Pyzdrowski played for the Marquette University men's soccer team in 2006-2009, and now plays professionally with the Angelholms FF team in Sweden ... Majoring in exercise physiology and is in the physical therapy program.


MEET THE 'FAMILY'- August 2015

What does being a part of the FAMILY mean to you?
Being part of the family means we can trust each other to always have each others backs on and off the field. We can go to each other for anything whether it be about soccer, school, or our social lives (or lack there of). We love each other no matter what!

What accomplishment during your time at Marquette are you most proud of to-date?
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 

At the conclusion of your collegiate career, what are your professional goals (soccer, career, etc.)?
I plan on becoming a physical therapist and one day owning my own practice.  

How did you spend your summer?
I lived at home, did physical therapy for my ankle, worked out, and worked at a physical therapy clinic as an aide and as a shampoo girl at a hair salon. 

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat?

Are there any pre-game rituals or superstitions that you have on match day?
Ashley Handwork and I tie pre-wrap on each others wrists before every single game. 

Who is your biggest inspiration (athletic or otherwise)?
My younger brother 

Favorite professional sports team?
The Chicago Blackhawks!!

Favorite sport other than soccer?
Playing: Swimming/Diving  Watching: Hockey 

If you had to win at a random sport, which teammate would you select to play with?
Morgan Proffitt 

Best athlete (non-teammate) at Marquette?
C. Nortey 

Favorite meal/food? Favorite Milwaukee eatery?
Mexican/Smoke Shack. 

Favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
Go to the beach in the summer

Funniest teammate?
Jacie Jermier

Most talented teammate outside of soccer (what area/discipline)?
Caitlin is really talented at painting nails. She pretty much did half our teams nails during preseason. 

Is there anything that others are surprised to learn about you?
I’m gluten and lactose intolerant (its horrible).

An interesting fact about your hometown?
The coach of the Chicago Blackhawks lives in my hometown. 

Favorite vacation destination?
Sydney, Australia 

What type of music do you prefer to listen to? Any favorite artists?
My favorite type of music is alternative and favorite band is Twenty One Pilots.

Favorite class taken at MU?

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