Zak Boggs

Zak Devin Boggs (born December 25, 1986, in Marietta, Ohio) is an American soccer player.

Zak Boggs
Personal information
Full name Zak Devin Boggs
Date of birth (1986-12-25) December 25, 1986
Place of birth Marietta, Ohio, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward, Attacking Midfielder, Winger
Youth career
2004 IMG Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 West Virginia Mountaineers 0 (0)
2006 UCF Knights 17 (5)
2007–2009 USF Bulls 44 (9)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Bradenton Academics 80 (49)
2010–2012 New England Revolution 29 (3)
2012 Barrow Town
2013 IMG Academy Bradenton 5 (1)
2014 Charlotte Eagles 27 (3)
2015 Tampa Bay Rowdies 10 (0)
2016 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 26, 2016


College and amateur

Boggs grew up in Vienna, West Virginia, and attended Parkersburg High School before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He played college soccer at West Virginia University, the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida, where he was named to the Big East All-Tournament Team, earned All-Big East Third Team honors, was named Big East Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year,[1] and was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America and All-District teams as a junior.

During his college years Boggs also played for six seasons with the Bradenton Academics in the USL Premier Development League, scoring 49 goals in 80 appearances.


Boggs was drafted in the second round (31st overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution.[2]

He made his professional debut on March 27, 2010, in New England's opening game of the 2010 MLS season against the Los Angeles Galaxy.[3] On May 8, 2010, Boggs made his first MLS start and scored his first two goals in the Revs' 3-2 loss to the Columbus Crew.[4]

Boggs signed a new contract with New England on March 2, 2011.[5]

On August 10, 2012, Boggs announced his departure from the Revolution to accept a Fulbright scholarship to study at Leicester University.[6]

Boggs returned to professional soccer in March 2014 when he signed with Charlotte Eagles of USL PRO.[7]

Boggs signed with Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League in February 2015.[8] He was released by Tampa Bay in November 2015.[9]

On January 6, 2016, Boggs and Rowdies teammate Corey Hertzog joined the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.[10]


Boggs graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in biomedical sciences. He was nominated as a Rhodes scholar.[11] Boggs completed a MS degree in marketing from the University of South Florida in 2010. In 2012, Boggs received a Fulbright Scholarship to study cancer cell and molecular biology at the University of Leicester in Leicester, UK.




  1. USF Soccer Player Zak Boggs Named BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete Of The Year Archived February 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2010 MLS SuperDraft Archived March 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Sports -". Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  4. "Loss puts damper on Boggs' dream debut" Archived June 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Revolution re-signs Zak Boggs, Tim Murray". March 2, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  6. "Boggs retires to accept Fulbright Scholarship". Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 9, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. "Ex-MLS Duo Hertzog and Boggs Join Hounds". January 6, 2016. Archived from the original on January 30, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  11. "Revolution's Boggs named Humanitarian of the Year". November 9, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
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