BALTIMORE, MD – Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected centre back Cole Seiler in the first round (16th overall) of today’s 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
CENTRE BACK COLE SEILER
- Captained Georgetown to their first-ever Big East Tournament championship in 2015
- Three-time All-Academic Big East Conference selection
- Started 86 of 87 appearances at Georgetown
- Seven caps with U.S. U-17 national team
Seiler, 21, joins Whitecaps FC after four seasons with the Georgetown Hoyas of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Big East Conference. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound defender started 86 of his 87 appearances with the Hoyas, who recorded 43 clean sheets during that span, and was a three-time All-Academic Big East Conference selection.
In 2015, Seiler was also named to the All-Big East Conference Second Team after captaining the Hoyas (16W-2L-3D) to the Big East regular season championship and the program’s first-ever BIG East Tournament championship.
Offensively, Seiler chipped in with four goals and an assist over the last four seasons. During that time, he also spent two seasons in the PDL with Orlando City U-23 and Baltimore Bohemians.
Prior to his collegiate career, Seiler was a four-year letter winner and two-time captain at Christ Church Episcopal High School, where he won four state championships. The Anderson, South Carolina native also won five state championships with Carolina Elite Soccer Academy and earned seven caps with the U.S. U-17 national team.
Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft will take place via conference call on Tuesday, January 19.
Position: Centre back
Weight: 180 pounds
Date of Birth: February 5, 1994 in Anderson, South Carolina
Hometown: Anderson, South Carolina
Citizenship: United States
Status: Domestic, Unsigned
Last Club: Georgetown Hoyas
How Acquired: Selected 16th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Whitecaps FC
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