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