A midfielder, who can also play as a withdrawn striker, John 'Jeb' Brovsky joined Whitecaps FC after being selected as the first pick in the second round (19th overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 13, 2011. The native of Lakewood, Colorado, arrives in Major League Soccer after a stellar NCAA Division I career at the University of Notre Dame.
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2011: Brovsky made his MLS debut in central midfield for Whitecaps FC, as Vancouver fell 3-1 at Houston Dynamo on Apr. 10. He then earned his MLS point when he assisted on Alain Rochat's goal during a 2-1 home defeat to FC Dallas on Apr. 23. Highly involved in club and community initiatives off the pitch, Brovsky was named Whitecaps Foundation Humanitarian of the Year and MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Month for July. One of the initiatives that the defender/midfielder was honoured for was the creation of the non-profit foundation, Peace Pandemic, after graduating from the University of Notre Dame.
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2011: The midfielder started Vancouver's debut match in the MLS Reserve League on Mar. 22, as Whitecaps FC reserves fell 2-1 at San Jose Earthquakes reserves.
2010: Brovsky was named to the All-BIG EAST Conference First Team, and became a four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star, during his senior year with the Fighting Irish. With four goals and an assist in 20 appearances, the midfielder/striker led Notre Dame to the BIG EAST Championship semifinals before the Fighting Irish fell 1-0 to University of Louisville on Nov. 12. His efforts earned him selection to the All-BIG EAST Conference Championship Team for a third straight time. His Notre Dame career ended in the second round of the NCAA Championship, as they fell 2-1 in overtime at home to Dartmouth College on Nov. 21. Brovsky's achievements as a student-athlete also earned him National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-American honours, while he was named one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in the men's soccer division. 2009: As a junior, Brovsky made the All-BIG EAST Conference Third Team for a second time, and was named a three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star, after finishing third in goals (four) and points (12) with the Fighting Irish. This included a goal and an assist in a 4-0 home win over University of Louisville on Sept. 25. He was again selected to the All-BIG EAST Conference Championship Team after Notre Dame reached the championship final before falling on penalties to St. John's University on Nov. 15. Brovsky then netted the match winner in a 2-1 home win over University of Wisconsin - Green Bay in the first round of the NCAA Championship on Nov. 19. 2008: As a sophomore, Brovsky was named to the All-BIG EAST Conference Third Team, while earning another BIG EAST Academic All-Star honour, after scoring five goals and registering a team-best six assists in 21 appearances. This included both goals in an important 2-1 home victory over Georgetown University on Oct. 29, with the win earning Notre Dame a share of the BIG EAST Conference Blue Division title. The midfielder/striker's effort earned him the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week award and a selection to the 'Top Drawer Soccer' National Team of the Week. He also made the All-BIG EAST Conference Championship Team that season, with the Fighting Irish reaching the semifinals before falling to University of South Florida. 2007: Though he started just four of his 24 appearances for the Fighting Irish, Brovsky scored two goals and added one assist in his freshman year at Notre Dame. On his NCAA debut, the midfielder/striker assisted on Alex Yoshinaga's match winner in 2-1 overtime victory at home to top-ranked University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on Aug. 31. His first Notre Dame goal was the match winner in a 1-0 victory at Villanova University on Sept. 23, while his other strike came in a 2-1 triumph over University of Louisville on Sept. 30. Brovsky also earned the first of four BIG EAST Conference Academic All-Star honours that year.
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2008: Brovsky made one PDL appearance for Central Conference, Heartland Division side Colorado Rapids U-23, as they won 3-2 at home to Kansas City Brass on May 17.
As a junior at Green Mountain High School in his hometown of Lakewood, Colorado, Brovsky was the leading goalscorer in Jefferson County Conference, while he also earned runner-up honours for the Player of the Year award as a senior in 2006. He was also a coaches All-State selection as a senior, while he earned honorable mention distinction from local media. The midfielder/striker also enjoyed a fine youth career with Colorado Rush Soccer Club. As a member of the club's U-18 team, Brovsky won seven-straight Colorado State Cup titles, having led the side in scoring in his final year.
Brovsky was born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado. His parents are Lorrie and John Brovsky. In Dec. 2010, the midfielder/striker graduated with a degree in Business Management from the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.
At Green Mountain High School, Brovsky played basketball and was an All-Jefferson County Conference selection as a wide receiver, safety, and kicker with the Rams football team.