Ram in the spotlight: David Rosenbaum

Junior forward David Rosenbaum (Munich, Germany) is a promising transfer for Rams soccer. Rosenbaum transferred from University of Virginia where he played and lettered his freshman and sophomore years.

This season, Rosenbaum has already helped win VCU’s second game against the Seton Hall Pirates at the Nike/Alltel Classic here at Sports Backers Stadium.

Rosenbaum assisted senior Evan Morric on the first goal in the first half of the game then scored in the second off a corner kick from Thomas Weingartner. He made one of two shots-on-goal in the game.

As a sophomore at U.Va., Rosenbaum made one shot of five against the nationally-ranked Clemson Tigers. He also made the first and only goal needed to win against Mount St. Mary’s, off a rebound from six yards out. Rosenbaum played in three ACC tournaments, and tallied up three points, a goal and an assist for this season.

During Rosenbaum’s freshman year, he started one of fourteen games, made one goal, two assists, four points and four shots-on-goal for the season. He made his first collegiate game-winning goal against Saint Francis, U.Va. winning 3-1.

Lettering three times while remaining an honor roll student, Rosenbaum attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C.

Rosenbaum transferred to VCU for the Mass Communications department and playing time. U.Va. had two All-American forwards playing for them and Rosenbaum would have been fighting for time on the field.

Rosenbaum said, “It has all come out for the better. I feel a lot more comfortable here, and there is less pressure. I have been playing all my life. I used to play club with Andrew Dykstra and Ryan Wood.”

The Rams lost 0-1 against Michigan State on Friday night. MSU was ranked #20 in Soccer America’s poll.

Rosenbaum is optimistic about the season. “We are improving at a normal level,” he said. “There are a lot of new guys on the team, but as long as we are playing well, no one can beat us. There are some language barriers within the international players but if we stick to our game plan and communication issues gel we will have a successful season.”

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