December 15, 2009

Soccer’s Nick Elenz-Martin invited to MLS Combine

Providence, RI- Brown men’s soccer senior Nick Elenz-Martin (Encinitas, CA) is one of 62 college seniors invited to the Major League Soccer pre-draft 2010 adidas Player Combine.

Elenz-Martin will join the 61 seniors from 44 Division I schools for the combine at Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. From Jan 8-12, 2010. Elenz-Martin is the seventh consecutive Brown player to earn a spot at the combine.

A First Team All-Ivy and First Team NSCAA All-Northeast Region selection, Elenz-Martin has tallied 37 career points on 14 goals, nine of which were game-winners, and nine assists. He helped guide the Bears to three NCAA Tournament appearances and garnered one Ivy League title during his career with Brown, as he had his best season in 2009 scoring five goals and dishing out four assists to lead the team in scoring.

He earned Second Team All-Ivy honors in 2008 and received the team’s Heinz Kuebel Award, which is given to the squad’s best offensive player. Elenz-Martin garnered First Team All-Ivy honors in 2007, after scoring two goals and handing out four assists in his 17 games played helping Brown capture its 19th Ivy League title.

This past season, the Bears finished 11-3-5 overall and earned a 5-2 Ivy League mark to take second place in the Ancient Eight. The Bears received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, and defeated Stony Brook in the first round but fell to No. 5 seed North Carolina.

The coaching and management staffs of all 16 MLS teams will be in attendance to scout talent at the 2010 adidas MLS Player Combine, which concludes two days before the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. The 2010 MLS SuperDraft will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 in Philadelphia.