Tommy Krizanovic awaits call for 2007 MLS SuperDraft on Friday

Jan. 11, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former JU men's soccer forward Tommy Krizanovic looks to turn a successful collegiate soccer career into a spot in the professional ranks as he awaits a call in the 2007 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Friday in Indianapolis, Ind.

Krizanovic, the reigning 2006 Atlantic Sun "Player of the Year", received an invite to the league's four-day combine in Ft. Lauderdale on Jan. 5. At the combine, he scored a goal in his first game and had several chances to score in the other three games in front of scouts from all 13 MLS teams.

The MLS annual SuperDraft will start at noon in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) convention. Fans can watch the first hour of the draft live on ESPN2 and can go to to see the remainder of the selections.

The Fox Soccer Channel will also air a special pre-draft show on Thursday at 8 p.m.

"Tommy did enough to get noticed at the combine," said JU head coach Mike Johnson. "He played well in the games and did the little stuff well. Hopefully, teams could see his ability to score goals and will give him an opportunity to score at the next level."

In 2006, Krizanovic scored a team-high 14 goals and 33 points to earn first team all-conference and NSCAA/adidas All-South second team accolades. He finished the regular season leading the nation in goals per game (1.08) and points per game (2.46).