A versatile left-sided defender/midfielder from Kitchener, Ontario, Adam Polakiewicz joined Whitecaps FC Residency on Sept. 7, 2010. He represented Canada at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2012: Polakiewicz registered his first PDL career point, as he assisted on Caleb Clarke’s goal during Whitecaps FC U-23’s 4-0 home win over Fraser Valley Mariners FC on May 23. 2011: Polakiewicz made just one appearance during his first PDL season with Whitecaps FC Residency, as they finished third in the Northwest Division of the PDL’s Western Conference. The defender/midfielder started the 2-1 victory at Tacoma Tide on July 8.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC RESIDENCY
2010-11: In his first year with the Residency program, Polakiewicz started five games during the team’s six-match tour of Mexico in Nov. 2010. This included starts in the 4-2 defeat to the U-18 side of Mexican Primera Division club Estudiantes Tecos on Nov. 10 and the 5-3 victory over Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara (ITESM) on Nov. 20. The defender/midfielder then started all three Bracket C matches in the U-19 Super Group of Dallas Cup XXXII. This included the 3-2 win over Brazil’s Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (Apr. 17, 2011), the 2-0 defeat to Mexico's Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Tigres UANL) (Apr. 18, 2011), and the 2-0 defeat to Real Salt Lake U-17/U-18 Academy (Apr. 20, 2011).
CANADIAN SOCCER LEAGUE RESERVE LEAGUE
2010: Prior to joining Whitecaps FC Residency, Polakiewicz played for the reserve side of Portugal FC (now Soccer Club of Toronto) in the Canadian Soccer League (CSL) Reserve League. Portugal FC Reserves finished seventh in the CSL Reserve League standings that season.
U-17: After attending a camp with Poland's U-16 national team in 2009, Polakiewicz opted to represent his birth country of Canada at the international level. The defender/midfielder helped Canada’s U-17 national team to a runners-up finish at the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and with it, qualification to the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico - their first U-17 World Cup since 1995 in Ecuador. Polakiewicz made one appearance at Jamaica 2011. That came during a 0-0 draw with Group D rivals Honduras on Feb. 19, 2011. At Mexico 2011, Polakiewicz appeared for Canada U-17’s in all three of their Group C matches. This included a 3-0 defeat to U-17 World Cup finalists Uruguay (June 19, 2011), a 2-2 draw with England (June 22, 2011), and a 0-0 draw with Rwanda (June 25, 2011). As a result, Canada missed out on the ‘Round of 16’ at Mexico 2011 after finishing third in Group C.
Polakiewicz started his soccer career in his hometown of Kitchener, Ontario. He played with Kitchener Spirit (Kitchener Soccer Club) of the Ontario Youth Soccer League until 2009 before joining Oakville Raiders (Oakville Soccer Club), where he won an Ontario Cup provincial title. The defender/midfielder has also represented his home province of Ontario from the U-14 to U-16 levels.
Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Polakiewicz is a dual Polish and Canadian citizen. His parents are Alicja and Miroslaw Polakiewicz, while he has a brother named Robert. As a student in Kitchener, Ontario, the defender/midfielder attended St. John’s School, St. Dominic Savio Catholic School, and Resurrection Catholic Secondary School.
When not concentrating on his soccer career, Polakiewicz enjoys snowboarding and swimming.