Jake Rozhansky leaving Virginia to pursue potential offers in Europe
Virginia sophomore Jake Rozhansky is leaving the program to pursue professional options, including those in Europe, according to Washington Post reporter Steven Goff.
. @UVAMenSoccer confirms 2nd-year MF Jake Rozhansky (Bethesda-Olney academy) is leaving to pursue pro career. Europe possible
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) December 21, 2015
Rozhansky, who starred in Virginia’s run to a national championship last season and has featured with the U.S. youth national team, scored four goals and added an assist this season for the Hoos in 14 games and 12 starts. He was named second-team All-ACC despite missing a couple games to injury.
If Europe doesn’t pan out, Rozhansky is a likely candidate for a Generation adidas offer ahead of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
In addition to losing Rozhansky after two seasons, Virginia freshman Derrick Etienne has left early to sign a homegrown contract with New York Red Bulls. Senior leaders Todd Wharton and Scott Thomsen, who also signed a homegrown contract with the New York Red Bulls, are also departing the program.