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Matt Danilack Drafted by the Philadelphia Union

WARREN, NJ, January 22, 2018 – Matt Danilack was selected by the Philadelphia Union with the 77th overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft on Sunday, January 21.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to begin my career in Philadelphia,” said Danilack. “This is one of the happiest moments of my life and a dream come true. I want to thank Jeff and IPZ for all the support thus far. I also want to thank my family, coaches, friends and everyone who has been helping me on my journey since I was a young player. I can’t wait to see where this next year takes us! There’s no better place to start my career than in Philly.”

View the Union’s release here.

About IPZ: IPZ represents clients in sports, media, and entertainment, providing management, contract negotiations, consulting, public relations and marketing communications support. The company, an alliance with Zito Partners, is built on the integrity of its professionals, maintains a family focus, and provides whole life solutions for its clients. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs. For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.

MATT DANILACK SIGNS WITH IPZ

Four-Time Ivy League Champion Chooses IPZ for Representation

WARREN, NJ, December 26, 2017 – Matt Danilack, a midfielder and three-time First Team All-Ivy honoree at Dartmouth, has signed with IPZ, the company announced today.

Hailing from Rockville, MD, the six-foot-two midfielder played collegiately at Dartmouth. In all four of his seasons, the Big Green were Ivy League Champions. As a freshman in 2014, Danilack made an immediate impact as he played in 18 of 19 games and recorded three goals and three assists. He received an Ivy League Honorable Mention.

As a sophomore, Danilack appeared in all 19 contests and knocked in three goals to go along with an assist. He was named to the First Team All-Ivy in 2015 and would again receive this honor the following two seasons (unanimous selection in his senior year). In 2016, Danilack connected on four goals (team-high) and five assists for a total of 13 points. The Big Green midfielder was selected to the NSCAA All-East Region Second Team as a junior.

Danilack finished out his college career earning Ivy League Player of the Week honors on two separate occasions. In the 2017 season, Danilack scored six goals (three of which were game-winners), distributed four assists and totaled 16 points. Danilack was chosen for the NSCAA All-East Region First Team.

“I’m honored to join the IPZ family,” said Danilack. “When I met Jeff for the first time, I knew he would be someone I can trust. I have already benefited from his knowledge of the game, and his expertise in sports management. He truly understands how to represent my specific strengths, on and off the field. Jeff and Bob have made me feel like family in the short time that I have known them. I am confident that they, and the IPZ team, will successfully guide me through the next stage of my career. I can’t wait to see what we can do together in the near future.”

“Matt is a proven winner whose qualities on the field translate directly to the professional game,” said IPZ Managing Director Jeff Curtin. “He is a prototypical defensive midfielder whose intelligence, athleticism, and technical ability allow him to control a game. These qualities, in combination with Matt’s professional approach on and off the field, make us very excited about his future and having him be a part of the IPZ family.”

Watch Danilack’s highlights here.

About IPZ: IPZ represents clients in sports, media, and entertainment, providing management, contract negotiations, consulting, public relations and marketing communications support. The company, an alliance with Zito Partners, is built on the integrity of its professionals, maintains a family focus, and provides whole life solutions for its clients. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs. For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.