Penn State goalie Andrew Wolverton was selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the fourth round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Tuesday.
The Nittany Lions’ record-holder for career shutouts and goals-against average was picked 82nd overall as the third and final draft choice of the Galaxy, who captured their fifth MLS Cup title last fall.
“I am just really excited for the opportunity and am looking forward to getting out there and training with my new teammates and coaches,” said Wolverton, who had a 38-23-8 record with 225 saves, 32 shutouts and a 0.53 goals-against average. “I'm also appreciative of the confidence the L.A. Galaxy have in me and I look forward to working with the organization.”
Wolverton is the seventh Nittany Lion to be chosen in the SuperDraft
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The 6-foot-6, 222-pound four-year starter helped the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten regular-season title in his sophomore and junior seasons, and a trip to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2013. Penn State reached the NCAA second round in 2014.
The Galaxy begin their next season March 6.