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Chaminade Grad Drafted by Major League Soccer

Class of 2009 member Don Anding drafted by Philadelphia Union soccer club.

The Philadelphia Union soccer club selected a Chaminade graduate as one of its newest draft picks as part of the 2013 Major League Soccer (MLS) Draft Thursday night.

Chaminade Class of 2009 member Don Anding, a forward from Northeastern University, was selected in the second round and No. 26 overall.

Souting reports label Anding as an extremely fast player but peg him as a left back or left winger that can shoot the ball with a quick release around the box.

“Athletically he is very gifted but it was his character that won us over,” said Union manager John Hackworth of Andling, who comes from Amity Harbor. “When you are looking for a guy to work in a couple of different positions, his personality and the fact that he’ll work hard along with the natural tools and gifts that he has he was a guy that we wanted and we feel fortunate to grab him.”

In the 2012 season, Anding was the first Northeastern NSCAA All-American in program history and the university’s first College Soccer News All-American since 2002. He also led the CAA in points and goals, was tied for first in game-winning goals, and was second in assists ... Ranks 11th in the nation in both points per game (1.67) and total points (35) and was 13th in the country in total goals (14). He was also the CAA rookie of the year in 2009 and was the conference’s player of the year in 2012.

While as a member of the Flyers, Anding was a two-year varsity player, being named one of the team captains in his senior year. He also helped the Flyers win one of their current four state championships in 2007.

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