- Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
- Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2021, 2022)
- Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2022)
2021 (Fall-Sophomore at Ohio State)
- Appeared in all 14 games, attempting nine shots with four on net
- Helped the Ohio State defense allow just 1.5 goals per game.
- Played 1,032 minutes in the fall for a career total of 1,775 in 24 games
2021 (Spring-Freshman at Ohio State)
- Appeared in all 10 games, attempting 10 shots with eight on net
- Son of Aneta and Daniel Gilej
- Played Wuppertaler SV (Club)
- Has one sibling, Jacqueline
- Enjoys playing soccer and basketball, spending time with family and friends, gaming, listening to music and watching movies
- Winning the league championship (Niederrheinlinga) and getting promoted to the Bundesliga is one of his greatest sports thrills to date. The feelings associated with winning a championship in his sport of choice alongside his teammates after months of hard work made winning the championship even more memorable.
Quoting Coach Maisonneuve – Thomas Gilej
“Thomas has a high soccer IQ with the physical attributes to be an exceptional college soccer player. With a 6-3 frame, Thomas moves very well and has soft feet for a big man. He is captain of his U19 Bundesliga team and will be a great teammate in the locker room. Thomas has some versatility and can sit in the midfield or be a force at centerback. We couldn’t be more excited to have Thomas part of the Buckeye family.”