The New England Revolution have officially signed all of their 2016 draftees, as forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen has inked a rookie deal.
Hollinger-Janzen was a third-round selection (51st overall) in this year's MLS SuperDraft. The six-foot striker played four years at Indiana University, finishing with multiple First-Team All-Big Ten selections and a College Cup All-Tournament Team nod. In total, Hollinger-Janzen scored 22 goals and added eight assists as a Hoosier.
Hollinger-Janzen struggled with injuries throughout preseason, and only played 45 minutes in one appearance for the Revs in the Desert Diamond Cup. He returned to Foxborough with the club and ultimately fullfilled his dream by earning a contract.
The 23-year-old has an inspiring story. Despite being abandoned by his birth parents and having a deformed leg early in life, Hollinger-Janzen developed into a top-level soccer star. After finding success on the collegiate scene, Hollinger-Janzen will hope to do the same in the professional ranks.