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The former Penn State standout will play right back for the Columbus Crew
Maloney was drafted in the third round by the Columbus Crew and Sagel was drafted in the fourth round by the Houston Dynomo
The two are the first Nittany Lions to receive an invite since Andrew Wolverton in 2014
Senior Connor Maloney was named to the All-Great Lake Second Team
Men's Soccer Captures the Big Ten Title against Northwestern 10/27/13
2016 FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (UNANIMOUS SELECTION)
ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION SECOND TEAM
BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (10/23/16)
2015 FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN
2014 BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2014 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (UNANIMOUS SELECTION)
2014 COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS ALL-AMERICA FOURTH TEAM
2014 COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2014 COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM
2014 COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM
2013 ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM
BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - (9/29/14)
TOP DRAWER SOCCER NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK - (9/30/14)
ECAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK - (9/29/14)
COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS TEAM OF THE WEEK - (9/1/14, 9/29/14)
COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK (9/1/14, 9/30/14)
PHILLYSOCCERNEWS PLAYER OF THE WEEK - (9/2/14, 9/30/14)
2016 (Senior): Appeared in and started 17 matches for Penn State … Paced the Nittany Lions for the third-straight season with eight goals and five assists to total 21 points … Ranked second in the Big Ten in goals per game with 0.47, tied for fourth in goals and ranked fifth in points … Was one-of-three Nittany Lions to score two goals in one game as he netted two goals against No. 22 Akron (Oct. 18) … Scored at least one goal in three-straight matches … Had five points against Ohio State (Sept. 13) with one goal and three assists … Carried a .417 shots on goal percentage, taking 60 shots with 25 reaching goal … Had the game-winning goal against JMU (Sept. 2) and Ohio State (Sept. 13) … Netted Penn State’s lone goal against Michigan State (Nov. 8) in the Big Ten Tournament … Earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors for the week ending Oct. 23 after capping off a seven-point week with three goals and one assist … Was a unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection and a NSCAA All-Great Lake Region Second Team honoree.
2015 (Junior): Started 17 matches for the Blue and White and was named captain for the 2015 campaign … Saw 1,482 minutes of action, scoring a team-best seven goals and notching two assists … Led the Nittany Lions in goals (7), shots (36), shots on goal (20) and points (16) … Tied for fourth in the Big Ten Conference with his seven goals on the season and ranked third in goals per game with 0.41 … Carried a .556 shots on goal percentage in the 2015 campaign with 20 shots on goal … Notched a penalty kick goal against Navy (Aug. 30) to allow Penn State to earn a 1-1 double overtime tie … Had a pair of two goal performances against both Penn (Sept. 23) and Maryland (Oct. 9) … Earned First Team All-Big Ten honors for the second time in his career.
2014 (Sophomore): One of five players to start in each of team's 20 matches ... Logged 1,560 minutes out on the pitch while scoring a team high 10 goals and earning three assists for a team best 23 points ... Was second on the team in shots with 50, 27 of which were on goal ... Had a team-high five game winning goals ... Tallied scores in three of the team's first four matches including the game winner vs. Oakland (Aug. 29), and a pair vs. St. John's (Aug. 31) ... Added another goal in team's 1-1 tie at James Madison (Sept. 8) ... Had second two-goal performance, Sept. 24 in 6-2 win vs. Penn ... Tallied two final regular season goals at Michigan (Sept. 28) and vs. West Virginia (Oct. 22) ... Scored second post-season goal on a penalty kick in second round of NCAA Tournament at No. 9 seed Syracuse (Nov. 23) ... Earned first assists of the season on a game winning goal vs. Ohio State (Sept. 21) ... Earned second and third assists vs. Penn (Sept. 24) and vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 26).
2013 (Freshman): Started all 21 matches, earning 1,714 minutes played with two goals scored and a team-high seven assists ... Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman team ... Started in collegiate debut against Radford ... Posted assist on game-winning goal versus Central Connecticut ... Recorded back-to-back assists in matches in wins against West Virginia and Wisconsin ... Had an assist in 2-0 win over Indiana ... Recorded an assist in a 1-0 win against Penn ... Notched an assist in six of eight matches from Sept. 25 to Oct. 29 ... Tallied first collegiate goal in 2-1 loss to Akron ... Scored first game-winning goal on a 78th minute rocket at 10th-seeded UC Santa Barbara that advanced Penn State to the NCAA Sweet 16.
BEFORE PENN STATE
High School/Club/ODP: 2012 NSCAA High School All-American ... Ranked No. 21 in IMG Academy 150, third in Pennsylvania and 11th among American midfielders ... Two-time All-Pennsylvania midfielder ... Excelled at Bishop McDevitt High School, setting school and Mid-Penn records with 110 career goals and a school-record 68 assists as a three-year captain ... Led conference in scoring and points as a junior and senior ... Selected to All-American Game in Birmingham, Ala., as a senior ... Spent last two years with Philadelphia Union Academy and won the Generation Adidas Cup in 2012 ... Also a four-year starting kicker for the Bishop McDevitt varsity football team, setting a Pennsylvania record with 328 points.
Personal: Full name is Connor Austin Maloney ... Born on May 18, 1995 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... Parents are Terence and Tammy Maloney ... Has two brothers, Ryan and Austin, and a sister, Kelsie, who plays on the women's soccer team at West Virginia ... Majoring in kinesiology.