Oct. 21, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - It did not take Dillon Powers long to make an impression in Major League Soccer. The former Notre Dame All-American recently was named MVP of the Colorado Rapids for his stellar rookie campaign.
The Rapids selected Powers with the 11th overall pick in January's MLS SuperDraft and the midfielder has played in 30 games, including 29 starts, this season and has tallied five goals and six assists. Both of those offensive figures are tied for second among all Colorado players.
Powers is one of the top MLS Rookie of the Year candidates. He has helped lead the Rapids to a 14-10-9 record and they are on the verge of clinching a playoff berth with one match left to play in the regular season.
Powers received first team All-America accolades from the NSCAA during his senior season at Notre Dame. The two-time team captain played in 78 matches, including 64 starts, during his Fighting Irish career (2009-12). Powers registered 42 points on 10 goals and 22 assists in an Irish uniform. He was a three-time all-BIG EAST pick.
Happy Birthday And Happy Return For Hodan
Max On The Mark
Lachowecki gave Notre Dame a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute of Tuesday's 1-1 draw with No. 13 Northwestern. He notched a career-high three points in Saturday's 2-1 win at North Carolina State. The junior assisted on the equalizer in the 54th minute and then scored the game winner in the 65th minute.
And Then There Were Three
This is the third time in 37 seasons as a varsity program that Notre Dame has been without a loss following the first 13 matches of a season. The feat also occurred in 1981 (10-0-3) and 1987 (12-0-1).
Fighting Irish In First
Busy Stretch Ends For Irish
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