COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today selected two players in the Third and Fourth Rounds of the 2017 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, held this afternoon via conference call. The Black & Gold selected Pennsylvania State University forward Connor Maloney with the fifth pick in the Third Round (49th overall) and Bradley University goalkeeper Logan Ketterer with the fifth pick in the Fourth Round (71st overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Maloney, 21, played four seasons at Penn State, making 73 appearances (all starts), scoring 26 goals and recording 17 assists during his time there. The forward’s senior season saw him lead the team in both goals and assists (7 goals, 5 assists) en route to winning NSCAA Second Team All-Great Lakes Region honors (2016). The three-time First Team All-Big Ten Conference player (2016, 2015, 2014) won the Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Year award during his sophomore season (2014), a season in which he scored 10 goals and contributed with three assists. In his first season with the Nittany Lions, Maloney was named to Big Ten Conference All-Freshman Team.
Ketterer played three seasons at Bradley University, making 51 appearances (16 starts) and posting a 1.37 goals against average. The 23-year-old earned All-Missouri Valley Conference and MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mentions during his senior season, a season that also saw him be named to the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team (2016). The previous year, Ketterer was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region Second Team (2015). The goalkeeper also won the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic Defensive MVP during his first year as a starter for the Braves (2014).
Under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, the 2017 MLS Preseason begins on Monday, January 23, 2017 after entrance physicals and testing. From there, the club departs to Sao Paulo, Brazil for its first preseason camp. Crew SC is slated to remain in Brazil through February 9 before returning to Columbus. The team will be in Central Ohio at SuperKick in Powell from February 8 – February 12 for the second camp of preseason. Following the time in Ohio, the club travels to Charleston, South Carolina to participate in the 2017 Carolina Challenge Cup. More information on Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017 season at MAPFRE Stadium is available at columbuscrewsc.com.
Crew SC selects Pennsylvania State University forward Connor Maloney in the Third Round (49th overall) and Bradley University goalkeeper Logan Ketterer (71st overall) in the Fourth Round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2017.
Name: Connor Maloney
Born: May 18, 1995 in Harrisburg, PA
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Citizenship: United States
Drafted: Selected in the Third Round (49th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2017
Previous Experience: Pennsylvania State University (2013-2016)
Name: Logan Ketterer
Born: November 9, 1993 in Madison, WI
Hometown: Racine, WI
Citizenship: United States
Drafted: Selected in the Fourth Round (71st overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2017
Previous Experience: Bradley University (2012-2016)