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Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 - Press Release
ST. LOUIS – Three former Billikens were taken during rounds three and four of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Tuesday.
Anthony Manning was the 10th pick of the third round by the Portland Timbers; Robert Kristo was the 13th pick of the third round by the Columbus Crew; and Raymond Lee was selected in the fourth round (ninth pick) by the Philadelphia Union.
Including Kingsley Bryce, who was selected last week by the Chicago Fire in the second round, SLU had four selections in this year’s MLS SuperDraft, tied with North Carolina for most in the country. It is also the most Billikens ever drafted in a single MLS SuperDraft, bettering the 2009 draft when three SLU players were selected.
"All four of these guys came into the program with aspirations of playing professionally, so we are all excited to see them get this chance," SLU head coach Mike McGinty said. “The SLU program has a long history of developing players for the next level, and we are excited to be able to continue that tradition.”
Manning was tabbed the A-10’s Defensive Player of the Year for a second consecutive season after anchoring a Billiken defense that led the league with 11 shutouts. He also contributed offensively, recording 12 points (5G, 2A) to finish third on the squad.
Kristo is a two-time Hermann Trophy semifinalist who led the Billikens in scoring with 30 points (14G, 2A). The 2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year was second in NCAA Division I among active scorers with 97 career points (41G, 15A). Kristo is exploring professional opportunities overseas, and an announcement on where he will land is expected soon.
Lee was a second-team All-Conference pick after finishing fifth on the team in scoring with eight points (2G, 4A). He assisted on Kristo’s golden goal in the win at Creighton this season.
Thank you to all that attended the 2014 St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame Banquet held at the America Center on October 18.
Congratulations to all of the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees and award winners.