2016 MLS SuperDraft

Whitecaps FC select striker Thomas Sanner with 36th overall pick in 2016 MLS SuperDraft

Thomas Sanner

BALTIMORE, MD – Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected striker Thomas Sanner in the second round (36th overall) of today’s 2016 MLS SuperDraft.


  • 32 goals and 15 assists overall over four seasons at Princeton
  • Unanimous 2015 Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year
  • Led the Ivy League with 13 goals and five assists in 2015

Sanner, 21, joins Whitecaps FC after four seasons at Princeton University of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Ivy League.

Over the course of his collegiate career, the 6-foot-4, 195-pound striker started 50 of his 64 appearances with the Tigers, recording 32 goals and 15 assists. During his senior season in 2015, Sanner was unanimously named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year after leading the league with 13 goals and tying for the lead with five assists. Overall, he was fourth in the NCAA in points per game.

The native of Indianapolis, Indiana received a number of other accolades in university, including First Team All-Ivy League in both 2015 and 2013, as well as NSCAA First Team All-East Region and First Team All-ECAC in 2015. During his freshman season in 2012, he was Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

Prior to college, Sanner attended North Central High School in Indianapolis and was named First Team All-State and All-Region in 2011.

At the youth club level, Sanner played for Indiana United Fire Academy.

Thomas Sanner
Height: 6-04
Weight: 195 pounds
Date of Birth: May 20, 1994 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Citizenship: United States
Status: Domestic, Unsigned
Last Club: Princeton University
How Acquired: Selected 36th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Whitecaps FC