The Seattle Sounders FC selected senior midfielder Sean Morris (Bothell, Wash.) with the 11th pick of the third round of Major League Soccer’s Supplemental Draft, held yesterday.
Morris started 16 matches for Seattle University during the 2010 season, earning a goal and an assist for three total points. He was named to the All-Tournament teams at both the Seattle University Tournament and the Oregon State Hensor/Zaher Nike Classic last fall and served as one of the captains for the Redhawks.
The Bishop Blanchet product finished his Seattle U career with six goals and 10 assists for 22 total points in 66 matches over the past four years, including 61 appearances in the starting lineup. He scored the first goal of the 2009 season to help the Redhawks earn a 1-1 tie at Tulsa, plus he was named to the All-Tournament Team at Notre Dame’s Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament for his efforts against the Fighting Irish and Indiana Hoosiers.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Sean to get into the Sounders camp and show them his ability,” head men’s soccer coach Brad Agoos said. “It’s always tough to make an MLS roster, but Sean has been such a tremendous leader and player for us these past four years, and I think that if anyone can do it, he can.”
Seattle Sounders FC will begin its training camp next Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila, Wash. The team opens the 2011 season Tuesday, March 15, against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field.