Four CAA men's soccer players are among 54 Division I college seniors who have been invited to participate in the 2013 adidas MLS Player Combine.
Earning invitations were Northeastern forward Don Anding, Hofstra defender Shaun Foster, Old Dominion forward Yannick Smith and James Madison midfielder Paul Wyatt.
Major League Soccer Tuesday announced the list of invited players, which includes two Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy finalists, 15 All-Americas and eight NCAA College Cup participants.
The combine will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Jan. 11-15. All invited players will be eligible for selection in 2013 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, which will take place on Jan. 17 in Indianapolis (noon 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.
Anding, who became Northeastern's first NSCAA All-American in program history led the Huskies to their first-ever CAA tournament title and first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2002. He totaled 35 points (14 goals, six assists), becoming the first Husky since 1994 to notch at least 30 points in a season (Bjorn Hansen; 32).
The Amity Harbor, N.Y. native led the CAA in points and goals, was tied for first in game-winning goals, and was second in assists in 2012. He finished the season ranked 11th in the nation in both total points (35) and points per game (1.67). He was the 2012 CAA Player of the Year and the CAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
Foster was the CAA's Co-Defensive Player of the Year recipient, making him the league's first three-time winner of the defensive award. He was also named to the league's all first-team in 2012. Foster was a key part of a Hofstra defensive unit that allowed only 21 goals in 19 contests and posted seven shutouts, including four in CAA play. Offensively, Foster contributed two goals (both game-winners) and an assist. He earned third team All-America honors from the NSCAA and College Soccer News.
Smith was a third-team All-America and first-team All-CAA honoree in 2011 after leading the CAA with 16 goals and 34 points. This season, he contributed three goals and five assists for the Monarchs.
Wyatt, a 2011 All-America and a four-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection, was the Dukes' leading scorer in 2012 with nine goals and 21 points. The senior, who played both forward and midfield during his four JMU seasons, completed his college career tied for 12th on JMU's all-time goals list (28) and tied for 17th on the points list (67).
2013 adidas MLS Player Combine Participants
Name, School, Position , Hometown
Carlos Alvarez, Connecticut, M, Los Angeles, Calif.
Don Anding, Northeastern, F, Amity Harbor, N.Y.
Will Bates, Virginia, F, Chester, Va.
Kyle, Bekker, Boston College, M, Oakville, Ontario
James Belshaw, Duke, G, Nottingham, England
Ashton Bennett, Coastal Carolina, F, Clarendon, Jamaica
Ian Christianson, Georgetown M, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Marc Cintron, Providence, F, Piscataway, N.J.
Greg Cochrane, Louisville, D/M, Holland, Pa.
Machael David, California-Santa Barbara, M, Tacoma, Wash.
Danchrisandre (Dan) Delgado, San Diego, M, Escondido, Calif.
Paolo DelPiccolo, Louisville, M, Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Uwem Etuk, West Virginia, M, Herndon, Va.
Ryan Finley, Notre Dame, F, Lumberton, N.J.
Ben Fisk, Washington, M, Federal Way, Wash.
Shaun Foster, Hofstra, D, Southport, England
JoeFranco, California State-Northridge, D, Monrovia, Calif.
Jordan Gafa, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, D/M, San Diego, Calif.
John Gallagher, Penn State, D, Pine Bush, N.Y.
Jose Gomez, Creighton, M, Santa Ana, Calif.
Scott Goodwin, North Carolina, G, Raleigh, N.C.
Brenton Griffiths, South Florida, D, Spanish Towne, Jamaica
Coleton Henning, Furman, M/F, Shawnee, Kan.
Ryan Hollingshead, UCLA, M/F, Granite Bay, CA
Erik Hurtado, Santa Clara, F, Beaverton, Ore.
Larry Jackson, Santa Clara, G, East Palo Alto, Calif.
Taylor Kemp, Maryland, D/M, Highland Ranch, Colo.
Kory Kindle, California State-Bakersfield, D/M, Ventura, Calif.
Jonathan Mendoza, Stetson, M/F, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
David, Meves Akron, G, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Fernando Monge, UCLA, M/F, Seattle, Wash
Tommy Muller, Georgetown, D, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Colin Murphy, Boston College, M, Hollywood, Fla.
Jimmy Nealis, Georgetown, M/D, Massapequa, N.Y.
Tommy (T.J) Nelson, Southern Methodist, M, Garland, Texas
Kofi Opare, Michigan, D, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Leston Paul, South Florida, M, Mayaro, Trinidad
Dillon Powers, Notre Dame, M, Plano, Texas
Andrew Ribeiro, Creighton, M/F, Green Bay, Wis.
Devon Sandoval, New Mexico, F, Albuquerque, N.M.
Eric Schoenle, West Virginia, D, Yardley, Pa.
Blake Smith, New Mexico, M/F, Boerne, Texas
Donnie Smith, North Carolina-Charlotte, M/F, Matthews, N.C.
Yannick Smith , Old Dominion, F, Hillsborough, N.J.
Luis Soffner, Indiana, G, St. Louis, Mo.
Luke Spencer, Xavier, F, Cincinnati, Ohio
John Stertzer, Maryland, M, Oakton, Va.
Brad Stuver, Cleveland State, G, Twinsburg, Ohio
Chris Thomas, Elon, F, Snellville, Ga.
Dylan Tucker-Gangnes , Washington, D/M, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
EmeryWelshman, Oregon State, F, Mississauga, Ontario
Danny Wenzel, Wake Forest, D, Federal Way, Wash.
Daniel Withrow, Marshall, G, Rochester Hills, Mich.
Paul Wyatt, James Madison, M/F, Modbury, England