Maryland star forward Patrick Mullins has been selected 11th overall in the MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution.
A two-time winner of the MAC Hermann Trophy, college soccer's version of the Heisman, Mullins was considered the top forward in the draft class, and was widely projected to go in the top four picks. He was not even the first forward selected by his own team in the draft, as the Revolution selected Georgetown star Steve Neumann with the fourth pick.
In 26 games this season, he scored 19 goals with eight assists. In 92 games in his Maryland career, he finished with 47 goals and 25 assists, finishing as one of the most storied strikers in Terrapin history. He finishes his college career second all-time in program history in goals scored, and sixth all-time in assists.
Via SB Nation's The Bent Musket, in their mock draft:
If Mullins falls to the fourth spot, the Revs would be getting arguably the best striker in the draft. A two-time Herrman Trophy winner (that's the college soccer version of the Heisman), Mullins scored 19 goals in 2013 to go along with 8 assists and tallied 47 times in his collegiate career. The left footed striker could also play out wide, and with the Revs down starting left-winger Saer Sene for the start of the season, he could see legitimate minutes right away in MLS.
Schillo Tshuma was selected 17th by the Timbers, setting up an interesting attacking group with Darlington Nagbe and Gaston Fernandez.
In 25 games in 2013, Tshuma scored six goals with one assist, and is considered one of the more talented players in the draft class -- but is thought to be a very raw prospect. He only played two seasons with Maryland, finishing his career with 16 goals (he had 10 his first year with the school) and three assists.
Tshuma was projected to go between fifth and 12th in most mock drafts.
Tshuma was a second-team All-ACC selection in each of his two years, impressing with his sheer speed and helping to form a fierce front-line with Patrick Mullins. Born in Zimbabwe, he was a three-time state champion in high school at Episcopal in Virginia, and scored some big goals during his time with the Terps.
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