Date Posted:12/02/2004, 2:00PM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College senior men's soccer captain Danny Sullivan (Portsmouth, N.H.) has been chosen as the only Division III men's soccer player invited to Major League Soccer's Scouting Combine on January 8-11 in Carson, California. Sullivan joins 66 players that include the best that college soccer has to offer, including over 60 of the top Division I soccer players in the nation with hopes of being selected in the MLS SuperDraft on Friday, January 14.
MLS general managers and members of all 12 MLS coaching staffs will be at the event to scout players, who were selected to participate by a panel of select NCAA Division I coaches in conjunction with MLS coaches. Nine of the 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, which is given annually to the top player in Division I college soccer, will be attending the event. Also attending are a total of 13 players from six of the eight quarterfinalists in the NCAA Division I College Cup.
The University of Maryland will have the most representation at the combine, with four Terrapins taking part. Four schools (St. John's, Southern Methodist, Notre Dame and Wake Forest) have three players attending. At the combine, the players will be divided into four teams and play doubleheaders on the mornings of Jan. 9, 10 and 11. College soccer coaches, who will be named at a later date, will coach each squad.
Sullivan is a two-time first-team All-NESCAC selection and was honored as a first-team All-American in 2003. The NSCAA has yet to announce their 2004 All-American team.