Lancaster Mennonite standout and recent Georgetown University graduate Keegan Rosenberry ’12, who just completed his senior season with the Hoyas, was taken in the first round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft in Baltimore. Rosenberry was the the third player selected in the draft and will play for the Philadelphia Union professional soccer team.
A team captain and four-year letterwinner at LMH, Rosenberry was a two-time league all-star and team MVP for a squad that won the 2011 Pennsylvania AA Championship, going 25-3. He was a 2011 regional All-American honoree and an All-State selection. While at LMH, Rosenberry was also a member of the National Honor Society and the Student Council.
Going to Georgetown after LMH helped him on his path toward playing professionally, Rosenberry said in a phone interview with LNP. “It gave me a really good chance” to achieve that dream.
At highly-ranked Division 1 Georgetown, the 5-8, 160-pound Rosenberry played the right back position with the Hoyas and was chosen to the Big East second team three times. He was named to the 2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Great Lakes Region First Team in December.
He participated in the MLS Combine on Jan. 8-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His goal, he said, “was to showcase what I’m good at.” He definitely made a good impression, being rated by many as the best at his position.
In a piece on MLSmultiplex.com, Zach Lahey called him the best outside defender at the Combine, noting the position is a tough one for many of the league’s clubs to fill. MLSsoccer.com’s Matthew Doyle agreed, saying the Combine “solidified [Rosenberry’s] credentials as the SuperDraft’s top right back.”
“His greatest skill is that he’s really good at every aspect of his job,” Doyle wrote, “and that he almost never strands his teammates with sloppy passing.”
He is the son of Rob and Candace Rosenberry, Ronks.