Courtesy of Akron, West Virginia Sports Information Departments
Akron goalkeeper David Meves and West Virginia University men’s soccer defender Eric Schoenle were drafted in the 2013 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft Tuesday afternoon.
David Meves, the NCAA's all-time leader in shutouts and minutes played, was selected by the Portland Timbers with the third overall pick in the Supplemental Draft .
With the selection, Meves, who won 77 games and posted 54 shutouts in four seasons at Akron, will be reunited with Caleb Porter, who officially became the Timbers' head coach last month. Meves is the second Zip to be taken in the MLS Supplemental Draft all-time and first since Cameron Knowles, who incidentally is currently an assistant coach on Porter's staff, was tabbed with the No. 37 overall pick in 2005.
Meves, a native of Arlington Heights, Ill., is the 20th Akron player to be drafted by or signed a profesional contract with an MLS team in the past five years alone.
A starter from the day he stepped foot on campus, Meves was a three-time Academic All-American and four-year, all-conference standout at Akron. His career goals-against-average (GAA) of 0.50 is the lowest mark in school history and tied for fifth-best on the NCAA's all-time list.
Defender Eric Schoenle was drafted in the first round (12th overall) of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft Tuesday afternoon by the Philadelphia Union.
Schoenle joins former co-captain Raymon Gaddis in Philadelphia, who was drafted in the second round by the Union last season.
Schoenle is one of the top players to ever wear the Old Gold and Blue, playing in 75 career games and logging 5,395 minutes of action. Schoenle scored 10 goals and 12 assists, totaling 32 points. He scored on nearly 33 percent of his shots on-goal and registered five game-winning goals.
Schoenle earned a plethora of awards while attending WVU that include: MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List, Senior CLASS Award finalist, Senior CLASS Second Team All-American, NSCAA Third Team All-American, four-time NSCAA All-Region, two-time All-Big East and All-MAC First Team.