Whitworth All-American forward Micheal Ramos was selected Tuesday by the Toronto FC with the 50th overall pick in the third round of the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft.
Ramos was the lone player from the Division III level selected in the four-round draft. Ramos (University High) transferred to Whitworth in 2014 after spending his first three years of collegiate eligibility at Walla Walla CC and then Seattle University. He also spent time playing semi-professionally in Iceland and Sweden.
He led Whitworth with 40 points during the 2014 season via 14 goals and 12 assists. He led the Northwest Conference during the regular season in total points and assists while tying for the top goal-scoring mark.
Ramos became the first men’s soccer play in program history to earn NSCAA All-America First Team recognition and was also selected to the 2014 D3soccer.com All-American Second Team.
Toronto was impressed with his play at the combine and spoke to Whitworth head coach Morgan Cathey about Ramos prior to the draft selection, Cathey said.
“I’m extremely happy for Mikey and I think this is one of the capstone moments in a long road for him and his career,” Cathey said. “And I know that he’s going to be successful at the next level because of his determination and passion that he exudes every day.”
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