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    Carlos Alvarez To Attend MLS Combine Jan. 11-15

    Dec. 11, 2012

    STORRS, Conn. - It was announced today by the MLS that University of Connecticut senior midfielder Carlos Alvarez (Los Angeles, Calif.) is one of 54 college seniors selected to compete at the 2012 MLS Combine. The MLS Combine will run from January 11-15 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    All invited players will be eligible for selection in the 2013 SuperDraft that will take place on January 17 in Indianapolis (12 p.m. ET).

    A committee of NCAA Division I coaches from every conference, as well as MLS representatives, selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season. Generation adidas signings, non-collegiate players, and additional college seniors will be announced in the coming weeks.

    Recently named an NSCAA Second Team All-American, a College Soccer News First Team All-American and a member of the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season, Alvarez was tabbed 2012 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year and earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST First Team in his final year in Storrs. Alvarez led UConn to the 2009 and 2012 BIG EAST Regular Season Championship and finished his career third all-time at Connecticut with 42 assists. His 82 points placed him No. 14 all-time. As a senior, Alvarez notched seven goals and nine assists for 23 points. A two-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection, Alvarez was named 2009 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year.

    UConn had two first round draft picks in 2012 with Andrew Jean-Baptiste drafted No. 8 to the Portland Timbers as the first defender taken and Tony Cascio going to the Colorado Rapids at No. 14. The Huskies have had 24 student-athletes selected in the MLS SuperDraft since the league's inception in 1996, including eight first round selections.


     

     

    2013 adidas MLS Player Combine NCAA DI College Senior Participants

    (By Last Name)

    First Name

    Last Name

    School

    Position

    Hometown

    BIO

    Carlos

    Alvarez

    University of Connecticut

    M

    Los Angeles, Calif.

    BIO

    Don

    Anding

    Northeastern University

    F

    Amity Harbor, N.Y.

    BIO

    Will

    Bates

    University of Virginia

    F

    Chester, Va.

    BIO

    Kyle

    Bekker

    Boston College

    M

    Oakville, Ontario

    BIO

    James

    Belshaw

    Duke University

    GK

    Nottingham, England

    BIO

    Ashton

    Bennett

    Coastal Carolina University

    F

    Clarendon, Jamaica

    BIO

    Ian

    Christianson

    Georgetown University

    M

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    BIO

    Marc

    Cintron

    Providence College

    F

    Piscataway, N.J.

    BIO

    Greg

    Cochrane

    University of Louisville

    D/M

    Holland, Pa.

    BIO

    Machael

    David

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    M

    Tacoma, Wash.

    BIO

    Danchrisandre (Dan)

    Delgado

    University of San Diego

    M

    Escondido, Ca.

    BIO

    Paolo

    DelPiccolo

    University of Louisville

    M

    Wheat Ridge, Colo.

    BIO

    Uwem

    Etuk

    West Virginia University

    M

    Herndon, Va.

    BIO

    Ryan

    Finley

    University of Notre Dame

    F

    Lumberton, NJ

    BIO

    Ben

    Fisk

    University of Washington

    M

    Federal Way, Wash.

    BIO

    Shaun

    Foster

    Hofstra University

    D

    Southport, England

    BIO

    Joe

    Franco

    California State University, Northridge

    D

    Monrovia, Calif.

    BIO

    Jordan

    Gafa

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    D/M

    San Diego, Calif.

    BIO

    John

    Gallagher

    Pennsylvania State University

    D

    Pine Bush, N.Y.

    BIO

    Jose

    Gomez

    Creighton University

    M

    Santa Ana, Calif.

    BIO

    Scott

    Goodwin

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    GK

    Raleigh, N.C.

    BIO

    Brenton

    Griffiths

    University of South Florida

    D

    Spanish Towne, Jamaica

    BIO

    Coleton

    Henning

    Furman University

    M/F

    Shawnee, Kan.

    BIO

    Ryan

    Hollingshead

    University of California, Los Angeles

    M/F

    Granite Bay, CA

    BIO

    Erik

    Hurtado

    Santa Clara University

    F

    Beaverton, Ore.

    BIO

    Larry

    Jackson

    Santa Clara University

    GK

    East Palo Alto, Calif.

    BIO

    Taylor

    Kemp

    University of Maryland

    D/M

    Highland Ranch, Colo.

    BIO

    Kory

    Kindle

    California State University, Bakersfield

    D/M

    Ventura, Calif.

    BIO

    Jonathan

    Mendoza

    Stetson University

    M/F

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.

    BIO

    David

    Meves

    University of Akron

    GK

    Arlington Heights, Ill.

    BIO

    Fernando

    Monge

    University of California, Los Angeles

    M/F

    Seattle, WA

    BIO

    Tommy

    Muller

    Georgetown University

    D

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.

    BIO

    Colin

    Murphy

    Boston College

    M

    Hollywood, Fla.

    BIO

    Jimmy

    Nealis

    Georgetown University

    M/D

    Massapequa, N.Y.

    BIO

    Tommy (T.J)

    Nelson

    Southern Methodist University

    M

    Garland, Texas

    BIO

    Kofi

    Opare

    University of Michigan

    D

    Niagara Falls, Ontario

    BIO

    Leston

    Paul

    University of South Florida

    M

    Mayaro, Trinidad

    BIO

    Dillon

    Powers

    University of Notre Dame

    M

    Plano, TX

    BIO

    Andrew

    Ribeiro

    Creighton University

    M/F

    Green Bay, Wis.

    BIO

    Devon

    Sandoval

    University of New Mexico

    F

    Albuquerque, N.M.

    BIO

    Eric

    Schoenle

    West Virginia University

    D

    Yardley, Pa.

    BIO

    Blake

    Smith

    University of New Mexico

    M/F

    Boerne, Texas

    BIO

    Donnie

    Smith

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    M/F

    Matthews, NC

    BIO

    Yannick

    Smith

    Old Dominion University

    F

    Hillsborough, NJ

    BIO

    Luis

    Soffner

    Indiana University

    GK

    St. Louis, Mo.

    BIO

    Luke

    Spencer

    Xavier University

    F

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    BIO

    John

    Stertzer

    University of Maryland

    M

    Oakton, Va.

    BIO

    Brad

    Stuver

    Cleveland State University

    GK

    Twinsburg, Ohio

    BIO

    Chris

    Thomas

    Elon University

    F

    Snellville, Ga.

    BIO

    Dylan

    Tucker-Gangnes

    University of Washington

    D/M

    Bainbridge Island, Wash.

    BIO

    Emery

    Welshman

    Oregon State University

    F

    Mississauga, Ontario

    BIO

    Danny

    Wenzel

    Wake Forest University

    D

    Federal Way, Wash.

    BIO

    Daniel

    Withrow

    Marshall University

    GK

    Rochester Hills, Mich.

    BIO

    Paul

    Wyatt

    James Madison University

    M/F

    Modbury, England

    BIO