The New England Revolution selected four players in today’s 2013 MLS SuperDraft, highlighted by the first overall selection in the draft, University of Louisville defender Andrew Farrell.
In the second round, the team added:
F/M Donnie Smith (UNC-Charlotte) – 21st overall
F Luke Spencer (Xavier) – 23rd overall
GK Luis Soffner (Indiana) – 36th overall
Soffner, 23, was a four-year starter at Indiana and backed the Hoosiers to the 2012 NCAA Championship while earning NCAA College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player honors. He started 83 of 84 career matches, and as a senior, posted an 0.72 goals against average with 12 shutouts. His 16 wins as a senior were the most at IU since 2004 (19). On his career, Soffner was 47-26-11 with an 0.93 GAA. His 32 career shutouts and 262 career saves both rank fourth, respectively, in IU history.
College: Played four years at Indiana University (2009-2012) after redshirting his freshman year in 2008 … Started 20 of the 21 games he played in 2009. Posted a 1.02 goals-against average, a save percentage of .734% from 58 saves, and nine shutouts … Started all 18 games he played in 2010, posted a 1.27 GAA and a .681% save percentage from 49 saves, with three shutouts … Started all 21 of the games he played in 2011. Posted a 0.82 GAA, a .806 save percentage on 75 saves with eight shutouts … Enjoyed a career year in 2012, starting all 24 games he played and logging a career-high 2246 minutes. Conceded just 18 goals for a 0.72 GAA, posted a .816 save percentage on 80 stops. Posted 13 shutouts in total, the last coming in the championship game of the 2012 NCAA College Cup, which Indiana won 1-0. Named College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player and to the All-Tournament Team.
Prep: Graduated St. Louis University High School after playing final two years there. Played first two years at St. Ignatius in Cleveland, Ohio. Helped St. Ignatius to 2005 Ohio state title and NSCAA high school national title. Posted 18 shutouts in 23 matches and .032 GAA in senior year at SLUH as the team finished runners-up in the Missouri state title game.
Club: Played his club soccer from 1999-2005 with the Internationals in Cleveland, leading the team to Ohio state titles from 2001-05. Joined the Scott-Gallagher Soccer Club when he moved to St. Louis and helped the team to Missouri state titles in 2006 and 2007.
Personal: His grandfather, Jim Scott, was one of the founders of the Scott-Gallagher Soccer Club in St. Louis