Rivas, Aune drafted by San Jose Earthquakes

January 16, 2019

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Two men’s soccer players have been taken in the Major League Soccer (MLS) draft.

Sergio Rivas (left) of Seattle University men’s soccer was selected by San Jose Earthquakes with the 26th pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft; Redhawk teammate Nathan Aune also went to San Jose with the 50th pick in the draft.

A midfielder from Albuquerque, Rivas put up four goals and 11 assists in 2018. He earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region First Team, All-WAC First Team, and WAC All-Tournament Team honors. He finished his collegiate career with 27 assists, second-most in WAC history. Read more about Rivas's story at MLS.

Aune was a United Soccer Coaches All-Region Third Team choice and an All-WAC First Team pick in 2018. As a junior, he was named a United Soccer Coaches All-American and Scholar All-American.

Rivas and Aune follow Alex Roldan (2018), Kyle Bjornethun (2017), Sean Morris (2011), and Tom Hardy (1998) as SU players previously drafted into the MLS.

- Seattle University Athletics