Adam Mena

Adam Mena And Michael Rose Picked In MLS Supplemental Draft

Jan. 23, 2013

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame fifth-year senior midfielders Adam Mena and Michael Rose were selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first round of the 2013 Major League Soccer (MLS) Supplemental Draft. Mena and Rose were picked 10th and 11th overall, respectively.

Rose was unable to play for the Fighting Irish this past season due to a knee injury, while Mena suffered a knee injury in the season opener and did not return to the field for the remainder of the campaign.

Mena (Holland, Mich./West Ottawa) appeared in 55 career games, including 12 starts, during his Notre Dame career. The wide midfielder tallied 17 points on six goals and five assists. In 2011, he played in all 18 matches (10 starts) and recorded career highs in goals (3) and assists (5).

Mena was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-Region Second Team in 2010 and 2011. He also received the 2011 BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award and was a three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star. Mena is a two-time recipient of Notre Dame’s Rockne Student-Athlete Award.

Michael Rose

Rose (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) played in 41 career matches, including 21 starts, and produced 14 points on four goals and six assists. He was limited to just eight games during the 2011 season due to a knee injury, yet still managed to notch two goals and one assist. His career-best season occurred in 2010 as he started 19 of the team’s 20 matches and posted one goal and four assists.

Rose, a versatile midfielder who could also play in the attack, served as a team co-captain during the 2012 campaign. He was named to the 2011 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

Mena and Rose became the third and fourth Notre Dame players selected into the MLS over the past week. Ryan Finley (F) and Dillon Powers (M) were taken in the first round of last week’s MLS SuperDraft. Finley went to the Columbus Crew with the ninth overall selection, while the Colorado Rapids took Powers two picks later.

The Fighting Irish have had 25 MLS draft picks (SuperDraft and Supplemental Draft) during the 12-year tenure of head coach Bobby Clark.

Notre Dame All-Time MLS Draft Selections

2013 Supplemental Draft
Adam Mena (M)
Vancouver Whitecaps – First Round – 10th overall selection

Michael Rose (M)
Vancouver Whitecaps – First Round – 11th overall selection

2013 SuperDraft
Ryan Finley (F)
Columbus Crew – First Round – 9th overall selection

Dillon Powers (M)
Colorado Rapids – First Round – 11th overall selection

2012 Supplemental Draft
Greg Klazura (D)
Vancouver Whitecaps – Second Round – 21st overall selection

2012 SuperDraft
Aaron Maund (D)
Toronto FC – First Round – 12th overall selection

Brendan King (M)
Portland Timbers -Second Round – 27th overall selection

2011 Supplemental Draft
Philip Tuttle (G)
San Jose Earthquakes – Second Round – 33rd overall selection

2011 SuperDraft
Jeb Brovsky (F/M)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Second Round – 19th overall selection

Bilal Duckett (D)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC -Third Round – 37th overall selection

Steven Perry (F)
New England Revolution -Third Round – 39th overall selection

2010 SuperDraft
Bright Dike (F)
Columbus Crew – First Round – 12th overall selection

Michael Thomas (M)
San Jose Earthquakes – Second Round – 19th overall selection

Justin Morrow (D)
San Jose Earthquakes – Second Round – 28th overall selection

2009 SuperDraft
Matt Besler (D)
Kansas City Wizards – First Round – 8th overall selection

Jack Traynor (D)
New York Red Bulls – Second Round – 29th overall selection

2008 SuperDraft
Ryan Miller (D)v Columbus Crew – Third Round – 31st overall selection

Joseph Lapira (F)
Toronto FC – Third Round – 35th overall selection

2007 SuperDraft
Greg Dalby (M)
Colorado Rapids – Second Round – 17th overall selection

Nate Norman (M)
Chicago Fire – Second Round – 21st overall selection

2005 SuperDraft
Jack Stewart (D)
Chicago Fire – First Round – 10th overall selection

Kevin Goldthwaite (M/D)
San Jose Earthquake – Second Round – 17th overall selection

Chris Sawyer (G)
Kansas City Wizards – Second Round – 24th overall selection

2004 SuperDraft
Kevin Richards (D)
Colorado Rapids – Fourth Round – 35th overall selection

Justin Detter (M/F)
Kansas City Wizards – Fifth Round – 47th overall selection

1999 Supplemental Draft
Ryan Turner (F)
Kansas City – Second Round – 14th overall selection

1997 Supplemental Draft
Dan Stebbins (F)
Dallas – First Round – 4th overall selection

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