"We are thrilled to have Connor joining us,” said Wiese. “I know him well from the recruiting process, where he was club teammates with David Witkoff (C’16). He will be an excellent complement to myself and Zach Samol in the office and coaching on the field, and, most importantly, he'll be a great mentor to our players."
In his two seasons with the Bison, Klekota coached three United Soccer Coaches All-Region honorees as well as five All-Patriot League players as the team appeared in a pair of Patriot League postseason tournaments. He also coached at the Bison Summer Camps as well as a number of other camps throughout the country.
Klekota was a Dean’s List and ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree while playing soccer at Notre Dame from 2011-15. He appeared in 66 games, including 50 starts in his career. In 2013, the midfielder started in 14 contests, helping the Fighting Irish capture the NCAA championship. He helped Notre Dame win the ACC regular season title in 2014 and was an ACC All-Tournament Team selection in 2015 as a senior captain.
The Amherst, Ohio native served as a peer facilitator for the Rosenthal Leadership Academy at Notre Dame, where he was a group leader during leadership workshops throughout the year. He also interned in Notre Dame’s Office of Student Welfare & Development, helping with leadership and teamwork techniques.
Klekota was a three-time Notre Dame monogram winner, and a two-time Francis O’Connor Award recipient, given to a student-athlete that best represents the spirit of Notre Dame. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management consulting in 2015. He is currently a master’s candidate in college student personnel at Bucknell.
"I am very grateful and excited to be a part of the Georgetown men's soccer program and cannot thank Coach Wiese and Coach Samol enough for providing me this opportunity,” said Klekota. “Georgetown has an exceptional culture of excellence on the field and in the classroom, making it a premier men's soccer program in American college soccer. What the program has achieved in recent years is fantastic and I am excited to help keep moving the program forward.”