HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on December 20, 2016.
The former collegiate standout made 17 appearances during his first year in Columbus. The Ohio native and Homegrown talent is likely to have an even bigger impact in 2018.
COLLEGE: Crognale made 73 appearances (69 starts) in his four years at Maryland, scoring 11 goals and tallying three assists. The defender and his teammates from the 2013-2016 seasons recorded a +84 goal differential over the four seasons. The best single-season goal differential with Crognale on the roster came in 2016, his final season, recording a +29 differential, as Maryland scored 53 goals and allowed just 24. In 2016, the 6-foot-5 defender was an All-American, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, a First Team All-Big Ten selection and a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in his senior season.