Franco, Rozhansky Set for 2017 Maccabia Games

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland rising senior Jake Rozhansky and redshirt sophomore Aaron Franco will compete for the USA Open Men's Soccer Team at the 20th World Maccabia Games.

The games are slated to take place in Israel July 4-18. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will be part of the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports.

Rozhansky, a native of Germantown, Md., was a Big Ten All-Academic selection last season while tallying eight assists and three goals for the Big Ten champion Terrapins. Franco, who hails from Miami, Fla., also snagged All-Big Ten Academic honors in 2016.

Joining Rozhansky and Franco are William Cohen (Amherst College), Jonathan Dolezal (Pennsylvania), Lance Dotzman (Lafayette College), Joshua Haberman (Princeton), Benjamin Issroff (Princeton), Ryan Jones (Marywood University), Daniel Kohen (San Diego State), Kovi Konowiecki (Wake Forest), Max Kurtzman (Pennsylvania), Elijah Lichtenberg (McKenna College), Evin Nadaner (Boston University), Samuel Raben (Wake Forest), Drew Rosenberg (Northwestern), Daniel Rubenstein (Wesleyan University), Brett Walsdorf (Syracuse), and Alec Weiss (Villanova).

Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games, in a celebration of Jewish Strength and Solidarity.