2009 John Jay High School graduate Jake
Keegan was drafted by the Philadelphia Union, an MLS (Major League Soccer) Team. Jake
becomes the second John Jay High School graduate drafted by an MLS Team. 1998 Jay graduate Jeff Matteo was also drafted in 2002.
Keegan was a 4 year varsity starter
at John Jay and a 4 year starter at Binghamton. He was selected as the
43rd overall pick by Philadelphia.
"Jake is one of the best players I've
ever coached. He has excellent technical ability (skill) on the ball, he
has excellent vision of the field and always seems to know where open
teammates are. Most importantly, Jake is able to create quality chances and
can put the ball in the back of the net! Jake scored a number of big goals
for us at John Jay. I remember he scored the only goal for us against
Arlington in a section semi-final game as a freshman! The game went to
Penalty Kicks and he scored in the PK shootout. We won the PK contest and
went on to the section finals thanks to the efforts of the young freshman
midfielder!" - Rob Seipp, John Jay Soccer Coach
Congratulations Jake! We are very proud
of you!!! Good luck in your professional career!!!