Rutgers Goalkeeper Becomes 19th Scarlet Knight Drafted by MLS
Mitch Lurie Joins St. Louis FC; Mitch Taintor Signs With Toronto FC II
Scarlet Knights Ranked No. 25 by Both NSCAA & College Soccer News
2014 - Junior: Named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... started all 19 games ... captured seven points from a trio of goals and an assist ... posted his third career game-winner in a 1-0 shutout over Army on Oct. 21 ... also added a goal against No. 17 Maryland in the regular season finale ... had a goal and his first career assist in RU's 5-2 Big Ten Tournament victory over Wisconsin on Nov. 7 ... helped the Scarlet Knights to three shutouts on the year including a 0-0 draw with No. 16 Michigan State on Sept. 28, as well as 1-0 victories with UMKC on Aug. 29 and Army on Oct. 21.
2013 - Sophomore: Appeared in 18 games, making 15 starts ... moved up front in his second season "on the banks" after playing in the backfield as a freshman ... totaled four points on the year from a pair of goals ... tallied his first goal of the year in a 3-0 victory over South Carolina on Sept. 15 ... notched the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Cincinnati on Oct. 5 ... had 22 shots, including seven on goal ... has a season-high five shots against the Bearcats on Oct. 5.
2012 - Freshman: Appeared in and started 14 games on defense in his first season with the Scarlet Knights ... totaled three goals for six points in his rookie campaign ... captured the game-winning goal in his first career game on Aug. 24 in a 1-0 victory over Fordham ... also posted goals against Central Connecticut State on Sept. 26 and in the season finale against Villanova on Oct. 24.
Prior to Rutgers: Member of New England Revolution youth development programs, playing for the U16 and U18 squads (2009-2011) ... made 58 career appearances with the club, including six games with the MLS Reserve Division ... selected to Region I team from 2008-09 ... named to 2008 Adidas Interregional All-Star Select Team ... parents Rob and Missy Taintor ... siblings Amy and Jared ... grandson of former Connecticut head coach Joseph Morrone who was the collegiate coach of Dan Donigan ... majoring in labor and employment relations.