With the 44th overall selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, Columbus Crew SC select midfielder Jake Rozhansky out of the University of Maryland.
Just one week ago, Rozhansky signed a contract with Maccabi Netanya of the Israeli Premier League. While Rozhansky will not likely join Crew SC, the team will retain his MLS rights.
Very happy to announce I have signed with FC Maccabi Netanya! pic.twitter.com/t3DbSdYmoR— Jake Rozhansky (@Jroz12) January 11, 2018
The 5-foot-9, 145-pound defensive midfielder spent two seasons at the University of Virginia before transferring to Maryland.
While at Virginia, Rozhansky was named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman Team. In 2015, he was named as a second-team All-ACC midfielder.
After exploring his professional options, Rozhanksy opted to transfer to Maryland where he was a captain as a senior and was named to the 2017 first-team All-Big Ten team.
Rozhansky has spent time with both the United States Under 20 and Under 23 national teams and is a central midfielder in a similar mold to current Black & Gold player Wil Trapp.