The Jacksonville Sharks had to find a new kicker for the rest of the season following Marco Capozzoli’s sudden retirement on Mon. The Sharks have added kicker Jon Striefsky.
The terms of his new contract with the team were not disclosed.
He’ll replace Capozzoli, who left as the team’s all-time leader with 24 field goals and a 121 extra points. Streifsky previously played a game for the Sharks in 2012.
He also saw action with the Philadelphia in 2011 and 2014. However, since his second tenure with the Soul, he hasn’t seen action in any games.
In his AFL career, he went 2-of-4 on field goal kicks. He’s also made 39 of 49 extra point attempts.
Before signing with the Soul, he was a kicker for the Delaware Blue Hens.
Streifsky will be in the lineup this weekend as the Sharks (2-4) host the Portland Steel (0-6). The Steel are a perfect 2-0 against the Sharks all-time.
According to his LinkedIn page, the 28-year-old Capozzoli is a kicking coach for Kicking World since June 2015. He’s also the Chief Operating Officer of View My Sport LLC, which is based in Jacksonville, Fla.
View My Sport LLC is a recruiting service to provide high school athletes with maximum exposure with college coaches.
“YOU do the work on the field, WE provide the tools and services to make sure it is seen,” the website says.
He’s also an agent for Marcus and Millichap.
Streifsky comes to the team after playing for the Hudson Valley Fort in the FXFL, where he’s been employed since Oct. 2015, according to his LinkedIn page.
He’s also a partner in The Fieldhouse/Heider Development Group based in Mooresville, NC.