Crew SC selects GK Ben Lundgaard in First Round of 2018 MLS SuperDraft

PHILADELPHIA – Columbus Crew SC today selected Virginia Tech Goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard in First Round of the 2018 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Black & Gold selected Lundgaard with the 21st overall pick in the First Round.

Lundgaard, 22, was selected in the First Round with the 21st pick and played four seasons at Virginia Tech, making 70 appearances (all starts) and registering 23 shutouts. In 2017 he was named to the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and to the USC Third Team All-East Region. The previous year, he was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Best XI Third Team. Additionally, Lundgaard played for the New York Red Bull’s U-23 Premier Development League side in 2017, making 13 appearances and registering 38 saves.

The 2017 MLS SuperDraft resumes with the Third and Fourth Rounds, conducted via conference call on on Sunday, January 21 with the Black & Gold currently holding the 21st pick (67th overall) in the Third Round, respectively.

He attended high school at the Salesianum School and was named All-American

Under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, the 2018 MLS Preseason begins on Wednesday, January 24, at SuperKick in Lewis Center, Ohio after entrance physicals and testing. From there, the club departs to Casa Grande, Arizona for its preseason camp on Friday, January 26. Crew SC is slated to remain in Arizona through February 6 before traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii to participate in the inaugural Pacific Rim Cup from February 6-11. Following the conclusion of the Pacific Rim Cup, the club travels to Charleston, South Carolina to participate in the 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup.

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Crew SC selects Virginia Tech University Goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard with the 21st overall pick in the First Round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

Name: Ben Lundgaard
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 205
Born: September 25, 1995 in Wilmington, Delaware
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
Citizenship: United States
Drafted: Selected in the First Round (21st overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft on January 19, 2018
Previous Experience: Virginia Tech (2014-2017)

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