Virginia's Kyle Martino, Steve Totten and Marshall Leonard Selected in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft
Feb. 11, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three University of Virginia men’s soccer players were drafted in the 2002 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The trio of UVa’s Kyle Martino (Westport, Conn./Staples), Steve Totten (Allentown, N.J./Peddie) and Marshall Leonard (Midland, Ga./Shaw) represented the Cavaliers in the draft. Martino was selected as the eighth overall pick in the first round by the Columbus Crew. Totten was picked 26th overall in the third round by the Chicago Fire and Leonard was chosen as the 45th player overall in the fourth round by the New England Revolution. There was a total of 70 selections and six rounds in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft.
Martino, a third-year midfielder, started all 18 games he appeared in last season and tallied 1,447 minutes of playing time. He recorded 20 points resulting from eight assists and six goals. Three of Martino’s goals were game-winners. His eight assists was a team-high figure and his 20 points, six goals and three game-winning goals scored were the third highest totals on the squad. Martino was named the 2001 ACC Player of the Year, was named a First Team All-ACC selection and was selected to the 2001 ACC All-Tournament team. He was twice named to Soccer America’s Team of the Week and as the ACC Player of the Week on September 10 & October 15. Martino was named the Offensive MVP and to the Maryland/Fila Classic All-Tournament team. He was also one of 15 finalists for both the Hermann Trophy Award and the M.A.C. Men’s Soccer Player of the Year award. For his career, Martino started all 63 games he appeared in and recorded 5,065 minutes of playing time. He scored 55 points resulting from 21 assists and 17 goals. Seven of his goals were game-winners.
Totten, a fourth-year midfielder, started 17 of the 20 games he appeared in last season and recorded 1,336 minutes of playing time. He scored six points resulting from two goals (including one game-winner) and two assists for the season. For his career, Totten started 85 of the 88 games he appeared in and recorded 7,224 minutes of playing time – which ranks 10th all-time at UVa. He scored 63 points resulting from 22 goals and 19 assists. Three of his goals were game-winners.
Leonard, a fourth-year defender/midfielder, started all 19 games he appeared in last season and recorded 1,727 minutes of playing time. He scored three points resulting from three assists. Leonard also helped UVa record ten shutouts last season, including seven consecutive shutouts over a 37-day period from September 9 – October 17. He was used primarily as a defender but had the versatility to move forward to the midfielder position. For his career, Leonard started all 89 games he appeared in and recorded 8,226 minutes of playing time – which ranks fifth all-time at UVa. He scored 13 points resulting from 11 assists and one goal.
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