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January 13, 2012 07:18 PM

We would like to congratulate the following former members of Indiana Soccer who were selected as part of the 2012 MLS Draft:

Matt Hedges: drafted by F. C. Dallas. NCAA Champion with University of North Carolina. Former member of Pike Soccer Club.

Tommy Meyer: First round pick by LA Galaxy. Defender from Indiana University.  Former member of the Indiana Olympic Development Program.

Chris Estridge: drafted by Vancouver Whitecaps. 2011 NSCAA All-American for Indiana University. Former member of Carmel United Soccer Club.

Raymon Gaddis: drafted by Philadelphia Union. Defender from West Virginia University. Former member of Pike Soccer Club.

More former players from Indiana Soccer joining the MLS

Carl Woszczinski:  drafted by Chicago Fire. Played club ball for the Fort Wayne Fever where he started in net in 2007 and 2008 ... led team to the Indiana state cup tournament title in 2007 ... also helped lead team to the 2005 Las Vegas Coaches Classic title, the 2006 Ohio College Showcase title and 2006 Carmel College Showcase crown ... also selected to the Indiana ODP?team for seven straight seasons ... selected to the ODP Region II players pool in 2005 and 2006 ... was starting keeper for the Indiana Invaders PDL?team ... named team captain in 2002 and 2005 of the Indiana state ODP?team.  

Alec Purdie: drafted by New England Revolution.
He was the top scorer in the state of Indiana as a senior ... tallied 93 goals and 39 assists in his career with 38 goals and 21 assists as a senior ... first team all-state as a senior, honorable mention as a junior ... honored as a two-time first team all-district selection, two-time first team all-conference choice and the conference MVP as a senior ... led Elkhart to a state runner-up finish in 2006 ... played club soccer with Carmel Cosmos and Indiana Invaders ... won a state title with the Cosmos

Stefan Antonijevic:
drafted by Kansas City Sporting. A four-year letterwinner for the Patriots ... earned All-State accolades as a senior ... named to All-Section squad in 2006 as a junior ... helped guide Stevenson to conference and regional championships ... played club soccer for Chicago Wind ... helped Wind to four straight state cup semifinal appearances, as well as a pair of Midwest Regional League titles.

These former Indiana Soccer members are expected to make a big impact for their respective teams in the coming MLS season. Through their commitment to the draft and the academy programs, the MLS and US Soccer continue to show their intentions to increase the level of competition within the US and abroad.

See the 2012 Supplemental DRAFT TRACKER