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    Jan. 14, 2011

    BALTIMORE, Md. -

    Notre Dame's Jeb Brovsky, Bilal Duckett and Steven Perry were selected in Thursday's Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft, which was held inside the Baltimore Convention Center. Brovsky and Duckett were picked by the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps FC, while the New England Revolution selected Perry.

    Brovsky (M) was the first pick in the second round (19th overall selection) and Duckett (D) was the first pick in the third round (37th overall). Perry (F) went two picks after Duckett in the third round.

    Brovsky (Lakewood, Colo./Green Mountain) started all 20 matches for the Irish during the 2010 season and tallied nine points on four goals and an assist. The midfielder was named to the all-BIG EAST first team and to the BIG EAST All-Championship team. For his career, Brovsky played in 87 games, including 60 starts, and registered 42 points on 15 goals and 12 assists. The three-time all-BIG EAST honoree only missed one contest during his career.

    Bilal Duckett

    Duckett (Peachtree City, Ga./McIntosh) was a starter at right back in every match during the 2010 campaign. He started 40 of the 42 games he played in over the course of the past two seasons. The Fighting Irish defense posted 14 shutouts during the past two campaigns. In 2009, he netted the golden goal in the first overtime period at Georgetown.

    Steven Perry

    Perry (Edmond, Okla./Bishop McGuinness) posted team-high and career-high numbers in goals (12) and points (28) during the 2010 season. His four assists also were a career-high total. Perry started all 20 matches for the Irish and was a unanimous all-BIG EAST first-team pick. He also was named to the All-Great Lakes Region second team. Perry registered three two-goal games and had five game-winning tallies during his senior campaign. He played in 75 career matches, including 33 starts, and recorded 38 points on 15 goals and eight assists.

    This marked the second straight season that Notre Dame had three student-athletes selected in the MLS SuperDraft. The three picks are a program record that also was achieved in 2005. Notre Dame has had 17 MLS SuperDraft picks during the 10-year tenure of head coach Bobby Clark.

    Vancouver selected Omar Salgado, a Generation adidas player, with the first overall selection in Thursday's draft, which consisted of three rounds and 54 total picks.

    Notre Dame All-Time MLS Draft Selections

    2011 SuperDraft

    Jeb Brovsky
    Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Second Round - 19th overall selection

    Bilal Duckett
    Vancouver Whitecaps FC -Third Round - 37th overall selection

    Steven Perry
    New England Revolution -Third Round - 39th overall selection

    2010 SuperDraft

    Bright Dike
    Columbus Crew - First Round - 12th overall selection

    Michael Thomas
    San Jose Earthquakes - Second Round - 19th overall selection

    Justin Morrow
    San Jose Earthquakes - Second Round - 28th overall selection

    2009 SuperDraft

    Matt Besler
    Kansas City Wizards - First Round - 8th overall selection

    Jack Traynor
    New York Red Bulls - Second Round - 29th overall selection

    2008 SuperDraft

    Ryan Miller
    Columbus Crew - Third Round - 31st overall selection

    Joseph Lapira
    Toronto FC - Third Round - 35th overall selection

    2007 SuperDraft

    Greg Dalby
    Colorado Rapids - Second Round - 17th overall selection

    Nate Norman
    Chicago Fire - Second Round - 21st overall selection

    2005 SuperDraft

    Jack Stewart
    Chicago Fire - First Round - 10th overall selection

    Kevin Goldthwaite
    San Jose Earthquake - Second Round - 17th overall selection

    Chris Sawyer
    Kansas City Wizards - Second Round - 24th overall selection

    2004 SuperDraft

    Kevin Richards
    Colorado Rapids - Fourth Round - 35th overall selection

    Justin Detter
    Kansas City Wizards - Fifth Round - 47th overall selection

    1999 Supplemental Draft

    Ryan Turner
    Kansas City - Second Round - 14th overall selection

    1997 Supplemental Draft

    Dan Stebbins
    Dallas - First Round - 4th overall selection

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