UMBC forward/midfielder Andrew Bulls (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) was selected by the Columbus Crew in the 2012 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Bulls was selected in the fourth round with the 67th selection overall.
He becomes the third Retriever in the last year to have an opportunity to compete in the top soccer league in the United States as Levi Houapeu (Philadelphia Union) and Matt Watson (Vancouver Whitecaps FC) signed with their respective clubs.
“We are very happy that Andrew was selected and I feel that he was one of the best college players in the country,” head coach Pete Caringi said. “He has been a tremendous asset to our program throughout his four years of playing, and we all look forward to watching him play at the next level. In the span of one year, we are very proud that three of our former players are now in the MLS.”
Bulls earned three NSCAA postseason awards during his four-year tenure at UMBC. He earned first team honors as a forward in 2009, second team recognition as a forward in 2010 and was a third team midfielder after his senior campaign last fall.
Bulls became just the second Retriever in the nine-year history of UMBC’s tenure in the America East Conference to earn three first team honors after receiving All-Rookie Team recognition in 2008. He became the first player in school history to record 30 goals (33) and 30 assists (30) in a career and his 96 career points are currently fourth on the Retriever all-time list.