Millington and Schilawski return to RailHawks

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

CARY, N.C. – The Carolina RailHawks announced on Wednesday that local soccer players Nick Millington and Zack Schilawski will return for the 2014 season.

The pair of former RailHawks U-23’s will each begin their third season with the RailHawks.

Since 2011, the RailHawks have signed 18 players with North Carolina soccer ties, playing youth or collegiate soccer in the state.

“The return of Nick and Zack are key additions to our roster in 2014,” said RailHawks head coach Colin Clarke.

“Both will be key leaders on and off the field for our team.  They are intelligent players that will help lead the way in bringing a championship to the Triangle.”

Millington, a Raleigh native, returns after a breakout year in 2013 where he appeared in 26 matches and played 2,143 minutes in the RailHawks midfield.

In just his second year as a professional, Millington’s intelligent and savvy play led to an opportunity to play in FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches with the Guyana National Team.

In four starts with Guyana, Millington helped the squad from the small Caribbean country to its best campaign during qualifying and advancing to the Fourth Round.

In 2013, Schilawski returned to the field after suffering a broken bone in his foot that prematurely ended his 2012 season.

The Cary-native played a career high 1,987 minutes over 27 matches.

Schilawski displayed his versatility and played in multiple positions on the field, including forward and midfield.

Along with two goals scored, Schilawski finished in the top ten in NASL statistics with four assists in 2013.

Millington and Schilawski will help lead the RailHawks onto the pitch for the upcoming season in their North American Soccer League (NASL) home opener against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers which will take place at WakeMed Soccer Park on Apr. 19th.