TAMPA - Former University of South Florida men's soccer standout Bernardo Anor was selected today by the Columbus Crew in the third round - 51st pick overall - of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft held in Baltimore.
"I'm very pleased that Bernardo was selected in the SuperDraft," said USF head coach George Kiefer. "We're starting to see, year-in-and-year-out, that we are getting players drafted on a consistent basis and I think that says a tremendous amount about the program we are running here at USF. More importantly it says a lot about the hard work that Bernardo has put in during his career."
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Anor, who has been injured during a large part of his time with USF, really hit his stride this past year leading the team in scoring with 15 points on six goals and three assists. He was also second on the team in game winners with three and helped lead the Bulls to their fifth NCAA Tournament in the past six years. For his efforts, Anor was named second team All-BIG EAST Conference.
During his career, Anor has been one of the Bulls' top offensive performers scoring 21 goals during his career for 49 career points. As a freshman in 2007 he was honored by College Soccer News as a freshman All-American after leading the team in scoring. He was also a 2009 second team All-BIG EAST selection.