Men's Soccer's Matt Davis Taken by Baltimore Blast in MISL Draft
Jan. 30, 2008
BALTIMORE, MD - George Washington senior defender Matt Davis was selected by the Baltimore Blast in the Major Indoor Soccer League's Amateur Draft on Tuesday, team general manager Kevin Healey announced.
Davis, an Upper Marlboro, MD, native, was taken with the fifth pick of the fifth round by the Blast. "I'm excited, I've always wanted to play professionally," said Davis. "It's a great feeling to be able to continue playing soccer a little longer."
A two-year captain and four-year anchor of the GW defense, Davis played in all but three of the Colonials' 74 matches during his career, including 57 consecutive starts and a total of 17 shutouts. A center back, Davis was an Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection as a starter in GW's run to the league championship and NCAA Tournament in 2004. In 2005, he was named to the DC College Cup All-Tournament team. Davis equaled his career-high with two assists in 2007 and with four during his career.
"Matt has been a leader all four years at GW and I'm sure he can take his play to the next level with the Baltimore Blast," said GW head coach George Lidster. "He's a hard-nosed defender who is capable of adjusting his play to the rigors of the indoor game."
Baltimore currently ranks fifth in the nine-team MISL with a 9-7 record and is on a three-game winning streak. The Blast ended the 2006-07 season with a 15-15 overall record, good for fifth place in the league standings.
GW won its last two matches to finish 9-8-2 overall in 2007, the program's first winning season since 2004. The Colonials posted a 6-4-0 mark in non-conference play, highlighted by their first-ever DC College Cup title and a 2-0 victory over intra-District rival Georgetown.