Jan. 13, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut standout junior goalkeeper Andre Blake has declared for the 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft after signing a Generation Adidas contract as announced by the league earlier this month.
Blake will know more about his future this Thursday when the SuperDraft takes place in Philadelphia, as the May Pen, Jamaica native is set to join former UConn stars Carlos Alvarez, Josh Ford, Tony Cascio, Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Kwame Watson-Siriboe in the MLS.
The UConn keeper has been a force between the posts in three seasons at UConn, earning conference Goalkeeper of the Year honors each year. He has been a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American three times and named to the all-conference First Team every season. His 36 career shutouts rank third all-time in program history, while his 46 wins are the fourth most by a Connecticut goalkeeper.
Blake turned in another solid year this past season, allowing just 15 goals in 20 matches. He boasted a 0.75 goals against average and recorded 10 shutouts on the year. In the NCAA Tournament, he was sensational, helping UConn win two penalty shootouts, inclusing one against No. 1 UCLA, as Connecticut advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third straight season.