Crew SC signs goalkeeper Ketterer and defender Maloney; Both players have been in preseason camp with the Black & Gold
COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has signed a pair of 2017 Major League Soccer SuperDraft selections ahead of the 2017 MLS regular season: goalkeeper Logan Ketterer and defender Connor Maloney. Ketterer (71st overall) and Maloney (49th overall) have both spent the 2017 preseason in training camp with the Black & Gold.
“We’d like to congratulate Logan and Connor on signing with Crew SC after working hard this preseason and integrating with the club,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. “We look forward to seeing their development during their first year in MLS.“
Ketterer played three seasons at Bradley University, making 51 appearances (16 starts). The goalkeeper 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 23-year-old goalkeeper also won the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic Defensive Most Valuable Player award during his first year as a starter for the Bradley University Braves (2014).
WATCH: Ketterer on signing with Crew SC – http://crew.sc/2locAJS
Maloney, 21, made 73 appearances (all starts) over the course of four seasons at the Pennsylvania State University, scoring 26 goals and recording 17 assists during that span. He led the Nittany Lions in goals and assists (7 goals, 5 assists) his senior year, 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) also won the Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Year award during his sophomore year (2014). During his freshman year, Maloney was named to Big Ten Conference All-Freshman Team. He recently started for Crew SC in the club’s first match of the 2017 Carolina Challenge Cup against Atlanta United FC on Saturday, February 18, playing the entire 90 minutes.
WATCH: Maloney on signing with Crew SC – http://crew.sc/2m1sQUa
Under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, the club is currently in Charleston, South Carolina participating in the 2017 Carolina Challenge Cup. Crew SC opens the 2017 MLS campaign against Eastern Conference rival Chicago Fire at home on March 4. More information on Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017 season at MAPFRE Stadium is available at columbuscrewsc.com.
TRANSACTIONS: Columbus Crew SC signs goalkeeper Logan Ketterer and defender Connor Maloney on February 20, 2017.
Name: Logan Ketterer
Born: November 9, 1993 in Madison, WI
Hometown: Racine, WI
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Selected in the Fourth Round (71st overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2017; signed on February 20, 2017.
Previous Experience: Bradley University (2012-2016)
Name: Connor Maloney
Born: May 18, 1995 in Harrisburg, PA
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Selected in the Third Round (49th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2017; signed on February 20, 2017.
Previous Experience: Pennsylvania State University (2013-2016)