A pair of B.W. Gottschee products were selected in the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday.
Callum Johnson was taken by the LA Galaxy (second round, 42nd overall), while defender Carlo Ritaccio was chosen by Chicago Fire FC (third round, 63rd overall).
In two seasons played at Clemson University (2020-21), prior to transferring from Boston College (2016-19), Johnson made 43 appearances (38 starts), collecting eight goals and nine assists.
During a standout 2021 campaign in which he gained an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson registered three goals and five assists en route to helping Clemson win the 2021 NCAA Division I Championship and the Atlantic Coast Conference title.
In 2020, the Red Bulls Academy product logged five goals and four assists in 20 games played (19 starts) and helped the Tigers claim the 2020 ACC crown. In three seasons at Boston College, the midfielder logged eight goals and seven assists in 52 games played (28 starts).
Ritaccio, 22, spent the last four seasons with the University of Akron, where he made 58 appearances (52 starts). As a freshman, the Westbury, N.Y. native helped anchor a Zips’ defensive unit that posted eight shutouts in the 2018 campaign. He scored three goals in the postseason, en route to being named the national freshman of the year by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Ritaccio has earned call ups to the U.S. Under-14, U-15 and U-17 teams.