Position: Mid./For. Ht.: 6-02
Hometown: New Port Richey, FL
Previous School: River Ridge HS
Eligibility: R-Jr. Major: Business
As a junior (2011)… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Forced to miss the entire season due to injury.
As a sophomore (2010)… Moved to the back line and started seven games at outside back… Helped the Mocs allow one goal or no goals in five of his seven starts… Set up the Mocs’ first goal in their 3-1 win over Clearwater Christian, a play that resulted in a penalty kick (Sept. 7).
As a freshman (2009)… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Played in 12 games, mostly as a reserve midfielder, but started four of Florida Southern’s eight games in conference play… Turned in one of his best outings of the year in 3-0 loss to Barry (Oct. 3) when he also had three of Florida Southern’s 10 shots…Averaged 38 minutes per match.
In high school… 2009 graduate of River Ridge High School… 4-year starter and MVP for coach Michael McHugh… Played club soccer for the Clearwater Chargers National Development Academy.
Extra… Born 11/10/90… Son of Zeljko and Jesenka Ratkovic… Has one younger brother (Filip)… His father Zeljko played professionally in Europe… Business major.