The 2019 League Two 20 Under 20 List highlights the most exciting young prospects in the league. Five players from each of the four positions were selected to the list and one position will be announced per week, beginning on October 2 with goalkeepers and continuing with defenders, midfielders, and forwards. Players born on or after January 1, 1999 are eligible for the list.
These five precocious shot stoppers have promising futures in front of them, having displayed their skills early in their careers.
Daytona SC | Age: 19
The 19-year-old German was stellar between the posts for Daytona SC, making 40 saves and allowing just 0.82 goals per game in 12 appearances for the Florida side.
AC Connecticut | Age: 19
Catalano made an impressive 66 saves in nine appearances for AC Connecticut, often keeping his team in games with his shot-stopping ability. The 19-year-old Canadian has a bright future.
Manhattan SC | Age: 19
Hamill was the anchor of a solid Manhattan SC defense that did well during its first season in League Two. The Duke sophomore appeared in 12 of 14 matches and allowed 1.08 goals per game.
Peachtree City MOBA | Age: 19
The lynchpin of MOBA’s defense, Rankenburg’s 68 saves were the second-most in all of League Two. Adept both with the ball at his feet and as a shot stopper, the Georgia State redshirt freshman is set up for success going forward.
North Carolina FC U23 | Age: 16
Almost 17 now, Alphin signed an academy contract with the NCFC first team when he was 16-years-old and is a highly-regarded prospect within the USL Championship club’s system. He’s already seen some action with the NCFC U23 side in League Two as well, against players much older than himself.