NEW YORK – University of Denver men's soccer centerback Scott DeVoss (Centennial, Colo.) was drafted with the No. 59 overall pick (Round 3, Pick 11) by Orlando City in the 2019 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, presented by adidas, on Monday morning
DeVoss was a two-time Summit League Defensive Player of the Year, and earned Summit League Tournament MVP honors following the Pioneers' championship last November. The Denver co-captain played and started in 83 matches, scoring six goals and tallying an assist while leading one of the top defenses in the country during his four years as a Pioneer. DeVoss was also a 2018 United Soccer Coaches All-West Region pick. The Colorado native joined Rapids draft pick Andre Shinyashiki atop Denver's games played list at 83 (also tied with Sam Hamilton), while also setting DU's DI record for career starts.
The Denver captain led a Pioneer senior class that finished their careers fifth in the country in wins at 61-11-10, while also finishing second in the country in percentage of points earned from matches (78.5).
In four seasons under Franks, the Pioneers have had five players drafted, including the first four first-rounders in program history, not including likely top-five pick Kortne Ford, who signed a homegrown contract with the Colorado Rapids in 2017, and Jordan Schweitzer who signed with his academy parent club Seattle Sounders ahead of the 2016 draft.
Shinyashiki is the latest of 11 Pioneers drafted in the last 11 seasons. The Denver co-captain joins:
2019: Andre Shinyashiki (Colorado – 5th Overall), Scott DeVoss (Orlando – 59th Overall)
2018: Graham Smith (Sporting Kansas City – 18th Overall)
2017: Reagan Dunk (Real Salt Lake – 13th Overall) and Sam Hamilton (Colorado – 15th Overall)
2015: Taylor Hunter (Houston – 49th Overall)
2014: Zach Bolden (Chicago – 61st Overall)
2013: Drew Beckie (Columbus – 28th Overall)
2011: Joe Willis (D.C. United – 50th Overall)
2010: Kris Banghart (Real Salt Lake – 64th Overall)
2009: Kyle Christensen (Chivas USA – 35th Overall)