The Blast today made University of Virginia midfielder Kris Kelderman its No. 1 pick during the Major Soccer League's annual college draft in Kansas City.
Loyola College forward Doug Miller, a last-minute selection to the College All-Star Showcase game played last night, was the No. 1 pick by Kansas City.
"I really wasn't sure where I stood in the draft," said Kelderman, a 6-foot-1, 175-pounder who will be used as a defender indoors. "I thought I could have played better in last night's game, so I was really pleased the Blast thought enough of me to make me their first pick. I'm anxious to sit down and see what my options are."