ASHWAUBENON, Wis. May 6, 2019 - Green Bay Voyageurs FC has announced the addition of Creighton defenseman Jake Ronneberg, as announced by the club on Monday. The Bluejay will add depth to the Voyageurs strong defensive unit.
Ronneberg comes to Green Bay following his freshman season in Omaha. The 5’11 Naperville, Ill native saw no action in his rookie campaign after piecing together an impressive prep career. Ronneberg captained both Chicago Magic PSG, and Chicago Fire Academy. During his time with those clubs he impressed and was invited to train with the Fire’s First Team.
"I am looking forward to being a part of the inaugural season for Green Bay Voyageurs FC.” Said Ronneberg. “I am excited to be here for the beginning of the franchise and to get to work with my new coaches and teammates.”
“Jake is a defender who is a very good organizer of the back line and is very good with his distribution out of the back.”, Noted Head Coach Brian Kamler.
Ronneberg and the Voyageurs open their inaugural season with a trip to Des Moines on May 11.The Voyageurs’ first home game, and first ever event at Capital Credit Union Park, is slated for Friday, May 31st at 7:00 against WSA Winnipeg. Season, group and single game tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling (920) 497-7225, or by visiting www.greenbayvoyageurs.com.
About Green Bay Voyageurs FC: Green Bay is a member of USL League Two and will begin play in May 2019 in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference. The team name, colors and crest are being developed with input from the public to build a team that truly represents the community. The team will play its home games at the new Capital Credit Union Park. The multi-purpose stadium opens in May at 2231 Holmgren Way, less than a mile from historic Lambeau Field, home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. It is very accessible throughout Northeastern Wisconsin, less than 30 minutes from the youth soccer hotbed of Appleton, WI and 15 minutes from the ten-field Akzo-Nobel Soccer Complex in Howard, WI. Information about Capital Credit Union Park can be found here.
About USL League Two: USL League Two is a pre-professional league affiliated with USL Championship, USL League One and Major League Soccer (MLS). Expected opponents in the Heartland Division include WSA Winnipeg, Thunder Bay Chill, Kaw Valley FC, Des Moines Menace and St. Louis Lions. The proven developmental leader in North American soccer's evolving tiered structure, USL League Two (formerly the PDL) features more than 70 franchises in four conferences throughout the United States and Canada, including 18 clubs that are owned and operated by a professional club, or that hold a partnership with a professional club. League Two has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with more than 70 percent of all selections in the MLS SuperDraft since 2010 having PDL experience, including over 80 percent of selections in the 2019 SuperDraft.