Keat, Walburn and Schneider Selected in 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft
Portions courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Princeton Athletic Communications
Complete 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Dartmouth senior Daniel Keat and Princeton seniors Josh Wallburn and Teddy Schneider were selected in the 2011 Major League Soccer (MLS) Supplemental Draft on Tuesday, January 18. Keat was selected by the LA Galaxy with the third pick in the first round of the Supplemental Draft. Walburn was selected by the Philadelphia Union in the second round as the 23rd pick overall. Schneider was picked 30th by the New York Red Bulls in the same round.
Keat moves on to the professional ranks after a stellar collegiate career at Dartmouth. The midfielder earned All-Ivy honors four times, including three times on the All-Ivy first team. He also earned NSCAA All-Northeast honors three times (first team as a junior and senior) and was an NSCAA third team All-America in 2009. A two-time captain, he started 58 of 64 career games played and graduated sixth all-time with 53 career points (20 goals, 13 assists). The flashy midfielder has also been a player on the international scene, representing his native New Zealand at the U-20 World Cup in 2007 and earning a spot on the 2008 Olympic team, which he missed due to injury.
Walburn was named first-team All-Ivy the past two seasons, as well a first-team all-region in 2010. He was named to the preseason All-America list prior to the 2010 season and was also named one of 30 candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. After missing the first four games because of an injury, Walburn started the next 14 games and guided his team to a 12-2 record. He finished as the league’s top assist getter with seven while scoring six goals, four of which were game winners.
Schneider was named second-team All-Ivy in 2010 when he started all 18 games at left back. He scored one goal and finished second on the team in assists with five. Schneider was named to the Princeton All-Tournament team in September as part of the defense that allowed just one goal in two games and tallying an assist. Highlighting his season was earning two assists in a 3-0 shutout of No. 13 Brown. Schneider was a part of the defense that has held teams to 1.06 goals per game and allowed just 37.8 percent of shots to make it on goal.
Keat, Wallburn and Schneider join Brown senior Jon Okafor, who was selected in the third round of the 2011 MLS Super Draft with the 40th overall pick by Chivas USA, as recent Ivy Leaguers draftees. At least one Ivy League student-athlete has been selected in the past five MLS Super Drafts. Throughout the 2010 season five Ivy League alums played in the MLS led by Brown’s Jeff Larentowicz, who won the championship with the Colorado Rapids.