Brown's Remick Drafted by Seattle Sounders in Second Round of MLS SuperDraft
INDIANAPOLIS -- Brown defender Dylan Remick was drafted by the Seattle Sounders with the 35th pick of the MLS SuperDraft (second round), held Thursday in Indianapolis.
Remick is the first Bear drafted into the MLS since Jon Okafor was taken in the third round of the 2011 draft by Chivas USA.
Remick was a three-time first-team All-Ivy selection and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) second-team All-American in 2012, the first Bear to earn All-American honors since Jeff Larentowicz in 2004. Remick helped Brown earn three consecutive NCAA Tournament berths, including back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in 2010 and 2011. The Bears went 12-2-3 in 2012 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, where they fell to No. 2 Maryland, 2-1.
Remick, a third-team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American in 2012, led a Brown defense that shut out 40 teams during his four years, including a single-season record-tying 11 in each of his final three seasons. Brown shared Ivy League title with Dartmouth during his junior year.
A 2012 New England Intercollegiate Soccer (NEISL) All-Star, Remick started in 18 games and combined for 11 points on two goals and a team-high seven assists. He earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Brown Soccer Classic and was the Tournament MVP at the Ocean State Classic for his outstanding defensive efforts.
The 2013 MLS SuperDraft included two rounds and 38 overall selections. Several other Ivy League players could be selected in the four-round Supplemental Draft, which will take place on Jan. 22 in New York.
With Remick's selection, the Ivy League has seen seven players selected in the last five MLS SuperDrafts. Last season, Dartmouth's Lucky Mkosana was taken with the 23rd overall pick (second round) by the Chicago Fire and Brown's Okafor was selected in the third round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft with the 40th overall pick by Chivas USA. In 2010, Harvard's Andre Akpan and Kwaku Nyamekye were selected. Akpan was chosen in the second round with the 22nd overall pick by the Colorado Rapids, while Nyamekye was selected in the fourth round and 60th overall by the Columbus Crew. In the 2009 MLS Super Draft, Penn's Alex Grendi was chosen 45th overall (third round) by the Columbus Crew and Harvard's Michael Fucito was then taken 46th (fourth round) by the Seattle Sounders.
All-Time Ivy League Selections in the MLS SuperDraft*
Dylan Remick (Brown); 35th overall (second round); Seattle Sounders
Lucky Mkosana (Dartmouth); 23rd overall (second round); Chicago Fire
Jon Okafor (Brown); 40th overall (third round); Chivas USA
Andre Akpan (Harvard); 22nd overall (second round); Colorado Rapids
Kwaku Nyamakye (Harvard); 60th overall (fourth round); Columbus Crew
Alex Grendi (Penn); 45th overall (third round); Columbus Crew
Michael Fucito (Harvard); 46th overall (fourth round); Seattle Sounders
Matt Britner (Brown); 41st overall (second round); New England
Andrew Daniels (Brown); 18th overall (second round); FC Dallas
Chris Gomez (Brown); 28th overall (third round); FC Dallas
Kevin Ara (Harvard); 24th overall (third round); D.C. United
Jay Alberts (Yale); 37th overall (fourth round); Kansas City Wizards
Adom Crew (Brown); 41st overall (fifth round); Columbus Crew
Ian Pilarski (Cornell); 49th overall (fifth round); Chicago Fire
Matthew Haefner (Penn); 52nd overall (sixth round); Columbus Crew
Matt Behncke (Princeton); 18th overall (second round); Dallas Burn
Cory Gibbs (Brown); 38th overall (fourth round); Los Angeles Galaxy
Mike Nugent (Princeton); 46th overall (fourth round); Chicago Fire
Brian Lavin (Yale); 57th overall (fifth round); Kansas City Wizards
Cory Gibbs (Brown); 40th overall (fourth round); Miami Fusion
Scott Powers (Brown); 51st overall (fifth round); Columbus Crew
Matthew Cross (Brown); 72nd overall (sixth round); Kansas City Wizards
Bobby Meyer (Dartmouth); 32nd overall (third round); Colorado Rapids
Hans Wittusen (Brown); 22nd overall (second round); Dallas Burn
Tom McLaughlin (Harvard); 36th overall (third round); New England Revolution
Will Kohler (Harvard); 15th overall (second round); New York/New Jersey MetroStars
Andrew Lewis (Princeton); 25th overall (third round); New York/New Jersey MetroStars
Jesse Marsch (Princeton); 21st overall (third round); D.C. United
* - Includes MLS Super Drafts (2000-2011) & MLS College Drafts (1996-1999), not MLS Supplemental Drafts.