RICHMOND, Va. – The VCU Men's Soccer program continues to churn out professional talent at an impressive rate, and it's becoming a trend under fourth-year Head Coach Dave Giffard.
Richmond, Va. native Joseph Haboush, who recently completed his senior season at VCU, is the third Ram in the last month to turn pro as he signed a deal with the Richmond Kickers this week.
"We are all excited for Joseph as he begins the next chapter in his soccer career," said Giffard. "He is a player who has continued to improve each year, culminating with a fantastic senior season. He is well deserving of the opportunity at the next level and I'm sure he will represent our program well."
Haboush, who joins this year's MLS draft class of Jason Johnson and Juan Arbelaez, is the seventh player to sign a professional contract in just three seasons under Giffard.
During his five years at VCU, Haboush played in 56 matches, finishing with three goals and 10 assists for 16 points.
Aside from stats, Haboush provided valuable leadership during his tenure, including this past season when the Rams won 12 matches, their most since 2007, and finished the year ranked No. 25 in the final NSCAA Poll. VCU qualified for the NCAA Tournament as a national seed for the first time since 2004.
Prior to VCU, Haboush starred at nearby Benedictine High School. He led the Cadets to a pair of state titles during his four-year varsity career. He was also named to the Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro First Team on two occasions.