GORHAM, Maine – One of the top offensive players in New England while a member of the men's soccer team at the University of Southern Maine, Sinisa Bajic '10 was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in the Fall of 2017. Just two short years later, the Huskies' forward finds himself headed into the 2019 Little East Conference Hall of Fame. USM Athletics will celebrate Bajic's induction during the 2019 Huskies' men's soccer season. More information will follow once plans are finalized.
Making an immediate impact for the Huskies upon his arrival in Gorham, Bajic scored 12 goals and had three assists for 27 points in his freshman season en route to being named the 2005 Little East Conference Rookie of the Year. And, with Bajic on the front line of a talented supporting cast, Bajic helped grow USM into a title contender leading to the Huskies' ownership of their first, and to-date only, Little East regular season title in 2008.
"Sinisa is the most complete soccer player, technically and tactically, that I have ever coached, no matter the level. He was a dominant player from the day he stepped onto the field until the day he hung up the cleats. His unselfish play kept him from gaining some awards. He easily could have been the leading scorer in the history of the program, but was sure to spread the wealth and make others around him better by being a team player," said veteran USM coach Michael Keller.
"Sinisa's honor is well deserved, and I am so happy that the Little East Conference has recognized him as one of the top players to compete in the LEC. Certainly one of the best players all-time to wear a Husky uniform, Sinisa is a Hall of Fame person first and foremost. He is humble, quiet, strong and determined – an ultimate team player and competitor that led us to the best seasons of USM soccer in the last 30 years. During his time on the pitch for USM, Sinisa was a man amongst boys, he was bigger, stronger, faster and more dynamic than other players in the league," added Keller.
After Bajic's 2005 LEC Rookie of the Year honor, he collected two more major awards earning LEC Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore (2006) and a junior (2007). Earning all-Little East Conference honors throughout his four seasons (2005-2008), Bajic started in 61 of his 63 career games played, and finished second all-time in Husky history with 45 career goals and 105 career points. His 17 career assists ties him for third in program history. With a knack for the goal, Bajic also holds the single-game record for goals, putting four into the back of the nets against LEC foe UMass Dartmouth (October 14, 2006). During Bajic's time on the pitch, Southern Maine advanced to the ECAC tournament twice (2007, 2008), and had a record of 15-11-2 in conference action, including a 6-1 record in 2008 when the Huskies were the LEC regular season champions.
Bajic graduated from USM in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
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