1998 MAC Hermann Trophy Winner
College: Clemson University
Hometown: Kielce, Poland
Krakowiak played at St. John’s University and Clemson University during his collegiate career. He was honored as the Soccer America Freshman of the Year at St. John’s after helping the Red Storm to the 1996 NCAA Championship. At Clemson, Krakowiak was the 1998 Hermann Trophy recipient and the ACC Player of the Year, as he scored 31 goals and had eight assists leading Clemson to the NCAA quarterfinals. This was the second Hermann Trophy for Clemson following Bruce Murray in 1987.
After his collegiate career he was drafted 15th overall in the 1999 MLS College Draft by the San Jose Clash. In the 2000 MLS season he played 24 games and scored five goals for San Jose. In 2001 he was picked up by the Tampa Bay Mutiny, but injuries cut short his time there and his professional playing career came to an end.
Krakowiak became the head coach of the Rutgers-Newark Women's soccer team in 2007 and led them to their first ever postseason birth in 2008. In 2010 he became the assistant coach for the Montana State University Billings Women's soccer team and then in 2011 was promoted to head coach.