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#PghSoccer News: Beaver's Turnley Drafted By LA Galaxy


Josh Turnley, who played for Georgetown and hails from Beaver, was drafted by LA Galaxy in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday. (Photo Courtesy The Hoya)

(from MLS/LA Galaxy reports)
The LA Galaxy selected defender Josh Turnley from Georgetown University in the Third Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft Tuesday afternoon (42ndoverall). The LA Galaxy passed on their remaining SuperDraft selections (53rd overall, Third Round; 73rd overall, Fourth Round).

Turnley, a starter in three of his four years at Georgetown, helped the team earn nine shutouts in 18 games during his senior season en route to a 16-2-3 overall record. That year, the Beaver, Pa. native was named a Second Team All-Big East Conference selection. During his time as a Hoya, Turnley also earned Big East Conference All-Academic Team (2013, 2014) and Georgetown’s Most Improved Player (2013) honors. In his career at Georgetown, Turley started 61 total matches and added six assists.
The defender attended Beaver Area High School in Beaver, Pennsylvania, where he set school records for career goals (101) and goals in a single-season (43). In four years at high school, he was named an All-American, two-time All-State honoree and two-time All-Region selection. Additionally, Turnley earned honors as the Pennsylvania State Coaches Association Player of the Year.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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