Left-footed central defender from the University of Wisconsin selected by the Houston Dynamo with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
2014 MLS: Made his first career MLS start at New England on 4/12 ... Made his first MLS appearance as a substitute vs. FC Dallas on 4/5.
COLLEGE: Three seasons at Wisconsin ... 2013: Big Ten Defender of the Year … Started all 21 of the Badgers' contests and scored three goals … Helped anchor defense to seven shutouts … 2012: First Team All-Big Ten, starting 19 games (1 goal, 2 assists) … Anchored defense that posted two separate shutout streaks of more than 200 minutes … 2011: As a freshman started in 18 games and posted one goal and three assists.
INTERNATIONAL: 2014: Started for U.S. Under-23 national team in 5-1 win vs. Bahamas senior national team on 8/6 in Nassau, Bahamas ... Part of 18-man U-23 national team camp in Nassau, Bahamas from 8/4-8/7 ... Invited to camp with the United Staes U-20 national team in January 2012 … Traveled with the United States U-18 national team to Argentina and Chile in 2011.
CLUB: Played PDL in 2013, splitting time between Michigan Bucks and K-W United (Kitchener, ON, Canada) ... Played for St. Louis Scott Gallagher … Was named to U.S. Soccer Development Academy select team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Mo., the same school as MLS players Brandon Barklage and Tommy Heinemann … Named 2010-11 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year … Helped lead Cadets to 3A state championship as a junior in 2009.