Redlands player goes in MLS draft

With the 44th overall pick in the 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft, the Philadelphia Union selected University of Redlands soccer standout Richie Marquez.

He was the only NCAA Division III student-athlete among this year’s class of draftees.  Marquez, a graduate of Bloomington High School, becomes the third Bulldog men’s soccer player to pursue a career in the MLS, following Ross Schunk ’09, who was drafted 47th overall by the Colorado Rapids in 2009, and Adam Acosta ’05, who signed with Real Salt Lake as a free agent in 2006.

“This is a tremendous honor for all of us here at the University of Redlands.  We felt all along that once Richie got invited to the combine that he could show the MLS coaches his skills and talents, and today really exemplifies that he belongs in the MLS.  We wish him all the best in succeeding in Philadelphia,” Head Men’s Soccer Coach Ralph Perez stated.

After shining at the 2014 MLS Player Combine last week, MLS coaches took notice of the Bulldog defender.  Not only did he turn heads on the field during each of his team’s three games at the combine, but he impressed in the off-field physical testing by ranking second overall in the Opta Jump (20.5″) and fifth in the 30-meter sprint (3.96 seconds).

Marquez racked up the accolades while playing for the Bulldogs, including a D3Soccer.com Third-Team All-America nod, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Player of the Year award, and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) First-Team All-West Region accolade.

After finding out that he had been selected by the Philadelphia Union, Marquez sat down with the Sports Information Office to talk about his draft-day experience.

Watch the interview with Marquez.

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University of Redlands lineman earns All-Region nod

Senior defensive tackle Daniel Kane represented Redlands on the D3football.com All-West Region Third Team.

Senior defensive lineman Daniel Kane of the University of Redlands was selected to the D3 Football.com All-West Region third-team.

Kane, a resident of Covina and graduate of Bishop Amat High School, helped the Bulldogs to a SCIAC title. He made 44 tackles with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

He was one of just two players from the conference to make the list. The other was guard Justin LaLonde of Chapman who made the second team.

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All-SCIAC football team announced

Steven Locke

 

Offensive Athlete of Year – Michael Lahey, Jr., QB, Chapman
Defensive Athlete of  – Steven Locke, Sr., DL, Redlands
Newcomer of Year – Bryan Scott, Fr., QB, Occidental
John Zinda Award – Duncan Hussey, GR., WR, Pomona-Pitzer

All-SCIAC First Team

Offense

QB – Kevin Russell, So. – Redlands
RB – Wayne Chapman, Sr. – Cal Lutheran
RB – Kwame Do, So. – Occidental
WR – Robin Harris, Sr. – Chapman
WR – Diante Jackson, Jr. – Whittier
WR – Sam Stekol, Jr. – Occidental
OL – Garret Bell, Sr. – Pomona-Pitzer
OL – Aaron Hinkle, Jr. – Redlands
OL – Justin Lalonde, Sr. – Chapman
OL – Andrew Pankow, Sr. – Cal Lutheran
OL – Dalton Spinas, Sr. – Occidental
TE – Anthony Ezeakunne, Jr. – Chapman

Defense
DL – Samir Hanna, Sr. – Chapman
DL – Anthony Monroe, Jr. – Cal Lutheran
DL – Daniel Kane, Sr. – Redlands
DL – Sean Woods, Sr. – Redlands
LB – Greg Johnson, Jr. – Chapman
LB – Chris Cabrera, Sr. – Cal Lutheran
LB – Michael Tootle, Jr. – Redlands
DB – Josh Pride, Jr. – Whittier
DB – Osayande Aikhionbare, Jr. – Chapman
DB – Randall Shumpert, Jr. – Cal Lutheran
DB – Brandon Morris, Sr. – Redlands
K – Markus Trujillo, Jr. – Chapman
P – Marc Kuzbari, Sr. – Occidental
ST – Kean Stancil, Jr. – Chapman
All-SCIAC Second Team

Offense

QB – Bryan Scott, Fr. – Occidental
RB – Matthew Biggers, Sr. – LaVerne
RB – Cody Chapple, So. – Chapman
WR – Aaron Atkins, Sr. – Redlands
WR – Duncan Hussey, Gr. – Pomona-Pitzer
WR – Kris Otterholt, Sr. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
OL – Josh Boren, So. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
OL – Jorge Cervantes, Sr. – Redlands
OL – Chris Hicks, So. – Chapman
OL – Bryan Moss, Jr. – Cal Lutheran
OL – Matthew Shinn, Sr. – La Verne
TE – Alex Moise, Jr. – Cal Lutheran

Defense
DL – Alex Chang, Jr. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
DL – Nathan Poole, Sr. – Whittier
DL – Nikolas Gutierrez, Jr. – La Verne
DL – Michael Gilliam, Sr. – Occidental
LB – Max Winsberg, Jr. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
LB – Kyle Roskamp, Sr. – Pomona-Pitzer
LB – Anthony Arguello, Sr. – La Verne
DB – Nick Kido, Sr. – Redlands
DB – James Ingram, So. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
DB – Weston Staubus, Sr. – Pomona-Pitzer
DB – Terran Mawhinney, Jr. – Occidental

K – Alex Miller, Sr. – La Verne
P – Jack McFarland, Jr. – Cal Lutheran
ST – Dallas Parent, Fr. – La Verne

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