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Feb. 5, 2001

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia men’s soccer players Ryan Trout (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) and Mike Feller (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) were chosen in the 2001 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft. Trout was selected as the fifth pick in the fourth round by the Colorado Rapids, while Feller was taken with the sixth pick in the sixth round by the New England Revolution.

Trout, a senior midfielder/forward for UVa, started 73 of the 86 games he appeared in at Virginia. For his career, Trout recorded 6,907 minutes of playing time and scored 74 career points resulting from 36 assists and 19 goals. Eight of his goals and eight of his assists were game-winners. Trout’s 36 career assists stands fourth all-time at Virginia and his eight game-winning assists stands sixth all-time in the UVa record books.

Trout was named a preseason finalist for both the Hermann Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year in 2000 and was tabbed a Second Team Preseason All-American by Soccer America in 1999. He is a two-time, Second Team All-ACC selection and a two-time ACC All-Tournament Team selection after gathering the honors in 1998 and 1999, respectively.

On September 8, 1999, Trout became the 44th Cavalier to record a hat trick and was the eighth player in UVa history to score four goals in a single game during Virginia’s 8-1 victory over Appalachian State.

Feller, a senior defender for UVa, started 62 of the 70 games he appeared in. For his career, Feller recorded 5,794 minutes of playing time and scored five points resulting from three assists and one goal. He finished his career as one of UVa’s most consistent defenders.

Feller scored his first collegiate goal when he headed ball for a goal off of a free kick for the game-tying score during Virginia’s 4-3 victory over Seton Hall (9/3/99). He also recorded an assist in each of his first three seasons as a Cavalier. In 1999, he was named to the Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament team for his performances as a defender.

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