Loyola’s Kocic drafted by D.C. United of the MLS

January 15, 2009 |

Former Loyola Men’s Soccer goalkeeper Milos Kocic has done fairly well for himself recently.

His team finished with a #15 national ranking after ending their regular season unbeaten… nice.

He was named a second team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America… awesome.

In Thursday’s MLS Superdraft he was chosen with the 21st selection overall by the D.C. United… phenomenal.

Aaand – he graduated a semester early from school with an international business degree… yes, even Mom is happy too!

The Serbian born Kocic plans to meet with officials from the club soon to see when training sessions begin.  If he sticks with the team he will become the second former Greyhound in the MLS; Zach Thornton, also a goalie, currently plays for the Chicago Fire.

Kocic started every game in the net for Loyola during the ’07-’08 seasons and led the ‘Hounds to a 37-5-2 record.  He earned a spot on the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference squads after both seasons.

The 2008 National Champion University of Maryland Terrapins landed five players among the first 23 picks including Omar Gonzalez, Rodney Wallace, and Jeremy Hall, who were all first rounders.