Jan. 19, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University men's soccer defender Josh Turnley (Beaver, Pa./Beaver Area) was selected by the LA Galaxy with the 42nd selection overall of the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft on Tuesday. Turnley was the first pick of the third round and the first player selected on the second day of the draft.
He became the fourth Hoya selected in the 2016 SuperDraft, joining former teammates and defenders Joshua Yaro (Santa Barbara, Calif./Cate School), Keegan Rosenberry (Ronks, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) and Cole Seiler (Anderson, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal School). Yaro was the No. 2 overall pick to the Philadelphia Union, making him the highest pick in Georgetown history. Rosenberry was selected right after, going at No. 3 to the Union as well, while Seiler was the No. 16 overall pick by the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Turnley was a Second Team All-BIG EAST honoree as a senior. A three-year starter for the Blue & Gray, he started 18 games this season after suffering an early-season injury and posted one assist on the year. The defender helped the Hoyas post nine shutouts, including a program-record six-consecutive shutouts during an 18-game unbeaten streak.
Off the field, Turnley was a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic honoree.
Georgetown already had two players signed from the 2015 team, as Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph) and Alex Muyl (New York, N.Y./Bard) both signed Homegrown Contracts with the New York Red Bulls in December. Including Tunley's selection today, Georgetown Head Coach Brian Wiese has now had 15 players be drafted or sign with an MLS club in his tenure on the Hilltop.