Soccer Star Earns Invite to MLS Pre-Draft Event


Emil Jaaskelainen, a senior on the men’s soccer team, participated in the Major League Soccer College Showcase ahead of the MLS SuperDraft 2024. The exclusive invite is offered to only 44 college soccer players. Jaaskelainen, a 6-foot-3 striker from Bolton, England, is the two-time reigning NEC Player of the Year and a four-time first-team All-NEC selection. He ranks second in Division I in career goals among active student-athletes with 43.