Wake Forest’s Jack Harrison is top pick in MLS SuperDraft
BALTIMORE – Wake Forest men’s soccer team had two players selected in the first two rounds of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday, as Jack Harrison was selected No. 1 overall by the Chicago Fire, and Michael Gamble was picked No. 30 overall by the New England Revolution.
It is first time Wake Forest has had a player drafted No. 1 overall in soccer. Harrison is the second No. 1 selection in Wake Forest athletics history, joining basketball’s Tim Duncan.
After the Fire’s pick, the organization later traded Harrison to New York City FC. NYCFC tried to put a homegrown player claim on Harrison prior to the SuperDraft, but the claim was rejected by MLS.
Gamble leaves Wake Forest tied for ninth in program history with 68 points and tied for 13th in goals (24) and assists (20). With the Revolution, Gamble joins former Demon Deacon Sean Okoli, who joined the club in 2015.
UNC: Three players – Omar Holness, Jordan McCrary and Jonathan Campbell – were selected in the first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
Duke: Standout Zach “Chachi” Mathers became the 17th Blue Devil all time to be selected in the MLS SuperDraft.
UNC: Seniors Bryane Heaberlin, Katie Bowen, Summer Green, Alexa Newfield, Paige Nielsen are among the 145 eligible for the National Women's Soccer League College Draft, which is set for 10 a.m. Friday at the Baltimore Convention Center.
school: Coach Dave Doeren announced that Dwayne Ledford has joined his staff as offensive line coach and run-game coordinator.
Swimming and Diving
N.C. State: After earning five total wins in its tri and quad meets last weekend, the team moved up four spots to No. 13 in the latest CSCAA rankings, as released by the committee Thursday morning.
UNC: The team is ranked 14th in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America/TYR Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll.
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