Charlotte 49ers men's soccer senior midfielder Donnie Smith, who just participated in the MLS Player Combine, is expected to hear his name called at the Major League Soccer's SuperDraft in Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday, January 17. The draft which consists of two rounds and 38 selections begins at 12 pm.
Most mock drafts have Smith being selected in either the late first round or early second round of the Draft.
Smith, who earned All-Atlantic 10 honors three times in his career, was named Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year this past season. He earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 honors in 2012 and 2010. He was a second-team All-Atlantic 10 selection in 2011. Smith scored four goals and recorded four assists this past season. Smith scored game-winning goals against South Carolina, Richmond and Saint Louis.
Last season, former 49ers standouts Charles Rodriguez and Evan James were picked in the MLS Supplemental Draft. This past season, James played for the Montreal Impact after being the first pick of the MLS Supplemental Draft. Rodriguez, who was drafted in the third round of last season's MLS Supplemental Draft by the DC United, played this past season for the USL Pro League's Wilmington Hammerheads.