Neil Hlavaty (born December 27, 1986) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.
College and Amateur
Hlavaty attended Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Illinois, played club soccer for the Chicago Sockers, was a five-year member of the Illinois Olympic Development Program team, and trained with the AC Sparta Prague youth team in the Czech Republic during the spring of 2005.
Hlavaty played three years of college soccer at Boston University. He was selected to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team and named America East Midfielder of the Year as a junior, and was also selected to the All-America East First Team after his sophomore and junior seasons. after starting in all of BU's 19 matches.
During his college years Hlavaty also played two seasons with Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.
Hlavaty signed with Cleveland City Stars of the USL Second Division in late 2007, helping the squad win the USL-2 title in his debut season. After the 2008 campaign, during which Hlavaty recorded 3 assists in 15 matches, he transferred to Swedish outfit Östers for six months.
In October 2009, Hlavaty signed with Polish side Jagiellonia Białystok, ad subsequently played in 2 games for the team in the Ekstraklasa in 2009.
On February 25, 2010, Hlavaty returned to the United States when he signed with the NSC Minnesota Stars of the USSF Division 2. He re-signed with the club, now playing in the North American Soccer League, on March 22, 2011.
On November 21, 2012 FC Edmonton announced the signing of Hlavaty for the 2013 season.
On January 9, 2015, Hlavaty signed with NASL club Carolina RailHawks. After one season with Carolina, Hlavaty was traded to Fort Lauderdale Strikers on December 30, 2015 in exchange for James Marcelin.
Hlavaty is of Czech and Polish descent.
- Jagiellonia Białystok
- Polish Cup: 2009/10
- Minnesota Stars FC
- North American Soccer League:
- Champion 2011
- Finalist 2012