Ahead of Pitt men’s soccer’s season opener vs Penn State, senior midfielder Filip Mirkovic took some time out to connect with PSN’s John Krysinsky on Sounding Off on Soccer Podcast.
Mirkovic is one of the best midfielders in the country, especially with his ability to create scoring opportunities for his teammates. He posted 12 assists in 2022, a program record in a single season, and his .60 assists per game finished as No. 7 in the nation.
He placed on the First Team All-ACC and All-South Region Team thanks to his great play last season, and has been named to the United Soccer Coaches Midfielders to Watch List for 2023.
Mirkovic played a large role in helping Pitt reach their third straight Elite Eight and their second ever College Cup appearance in 2022, and has been an instrumental figure for the program since his arrival in Oakland in 2020. In total, he has made 59 appearances and 55 starts in his Pitt career, producing 19 assists and scoring nine goals.
Those 19 assists and his 0.32 assists per game are both fourth best in program history.
In addition, Mirkovic, who grew up in New York City, played for NYCFC Academy and attended Lab High School for Collaborative Studies. This offseason Mirkovic trained and competed with the Long Island Rough Riders of USL League Two — and had the opportunity to play with the famed Wrexham AFC Red Dragons squad in the 7v7 The Soccer Tournament played in Cary, NC, earlier this Summer.