What Scouts Say: "Excellent soccer IQ … Holding midfielder who is a good ball-winner and keeps the ball moving … Tremendous height for a midfielder … Great in the air, especially on set pieces, both attacking and defending … Tireless worker, but speed might be a question mark in a professional midfield … I saw him in the Open Cup last summer against Philadelphia, playing holding mid, and he didn't look out of place in that game … Could be an option at center back because of his aerial ability; he's played there before."
College (Drexel 2010-13): Four-year starter in central midfield for Drexel, which he led to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances … As a senior in 2013, earned second team all-South Atlantic region, first team all-Colonial Athletic Association, and CAA all-tournament honors after leading Dragons to their first CAA Tournament title and a second consecutive berth in the NCAA tournament … Scored four goals for the third time in four seasons and added two assists as Drexel won its second straight CAA regular-season championship … As a junior in 2012, scored three game-winning goals as Drexel won its first outright CAA regular-season title and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament… Added two assists en route to being a second team all-CAA selection and Philadelphia Soccer Six All-Star … As a sophomore in 2011, earned second team all-CAA and Philadelphia Soccer Six All-Star honors … Scored four goals and added one assist in 18 starts … Named to the CAA all-rookie team as a freshman in 2010 … Started 17 games as a true freshman and produced four goals and two assists
Amateur: Played in the Premier Development League with the Ocean City Nor'easters in the summer of 2013 … Tied for third on the team in scoring with four goals and three assists despite only playing in eight league games … Standout in playing every minute of Ocean City's run in the U.S. Open Cup, including 2-0 opening-round win over New York Red Bulls U23s (NPSL) … Fired in a rebound for the game-winning goal in a 1-0 second-round upset of USL PRO club Pittsburgh Riverhounds … Also turned in strong performance in central midfield in 2-1 third-round loss at the Philadelphia Union.
Prep: Attended Grandview High School, where he earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior and was a first team academic all-state selection.
Club: Played for both Colorado Storm and Colorado Rush … Team won state championship in 2008, and he was named State Cup MVP.
Personal: Second team academic all-America in 2013 after being named third team academic all-America in 2012 … Sister, Krissy, played soccer at Penn State … Mother, Mary, was a two-time national champion in volleyball at the University of the Pacific.