Three More Big West Players Taken in MLS SuperDraft
Three more Big West players were taken in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft Tuesday, for a total of six alumni drafted over the course of the four-round event. The total matches that of the 2014 draft and ties the conference record.
Marc Fenelus of the Big West Tournament champion Cal State Fullerton Titans was the first conference player off the board, selected with the fifth pick of the third round (47th overall) by the New England Revolution. The forward from Turks and Caicos was a second-team All-Big West selection in 2014, finishing tied for third in the conference in goals (7), fourth in game-winning goals (3), and sixth in points (16). Read more about Fenelus' selection at FullertonTitans.com.
MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist and second-team NSCAA All-American Cameron Iwasa of UC Irvine was selected by the Montreal Impact as the third player taken in the fourth round (65th overall). The forward led all Big West players in assists in 2014 with six, while finishing fourth in points (18) and seventh in goals (6) for a second-team All-Conference selection. Read more about Iwasa and the Impact at ImpactMontreal.com.
One pick after Iwasa, the San Jose Earthquakes selected Chimdum Mez of Sacramento State with the fourth pick of the fourth round (66th overall). An All-Big West first team selection in 2014, Mez was tied for third in the conference in goals (7), third in game-winning goals (4), and ninth in points (14). More about the foward's selection can be found at HornetSports.com.
With the six taken in the 2015 SuperDraft, a total of 39 Big West players have been selected since 2001.
Day 1 MLS SuperDraft recap: Three Big West Players Selected in First Two Rounds of 2015 MLS SuperDraft