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HARRISONBURG, Va., Dec. 9, 2010 -- James Madison men's soccer player CJ Sapong (Manassas, Va./Forest Park) is among 54 Division I college seniors who have been invited to the 2011 adidas Major League Soccer Player Combine.
The invited players, who were selected by a panel of Division I coaches in conjunction with MLS coaches, represent 36 Division I schools.
More players, including those from the Generation adidas program, NCAA Division II and III schools, and NAIA schools, will be added in the coming weeks.
The combine is set to take place Jan. 7-11 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. MLSsoccer.com will have full coverage of the combine games.
Sapong was selected the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year and named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's 2010 Team of the Season.
The senior forward led the CAA and ranks among the leading NCAA Division I players in scoring with 33 points. He shared the CAA lead in goals (12) and game-winning goals (4) and also topped the conference with nine assists. Sapong finished his JMU career ranked fifth all-time in points (95), seventh in goals (37) and fourth in game-winning goals (12).
Sapong is the first JMU men's soccer player to win All-CAA First Team honors for four seasons.
Two former JMU players currently are on MLS rosters: Kurt Morsink ('07), DC United, and Nick Zimmerman ('09), Philadelphia Union.
2011 adidas MLS Player Combine List by Position
GOALKEEPERS (5): Bryan Meredith (Monmouth); Jeff Attinella (South Florida); Jimmy Maurer (South Carolina); Joe Willis (Denver); Josh Ford (Connecticut)
DEFENDERS (17): A.J. Soares (California); Bilal Duckett (Notre Dame); Bobby Warshaw (Stanford); Christopher Korb (Akron); Colin Givens (Michigan State); Curtis Ushedo (Alabama-Birmingham); Demitrius Omphroy (California); Eddie Ababio (North Carolina); Greg Klazura (Notre Dame); Greg King (Connecticut); Indy Smith (North Carolina Wilmington); Jalil Anibaba (North Carolina); J.T. Murray (Louisville); Juan Cruz (Southern Methodist); Michael Boxall (UCSB); Rich Balchan (Indiana); Tyler Lassiter (North Carolina State)
MIDFIELDERS (21): Anthony Ampaipitakwong (Akron); Blake Brettschneider (South Carolina); Cole Grossman (Duke); Daniel Keat (Dartmouth); Dustin McCarty (North Carolina); Ernesto Carranza (Sacramento State); Guillermo Cortes (Maryland); Hector Jimenez (California); Jimmy Banks (Green Bay); John "Jeb" Brovsky (Notre Dame); Jon Okafor (Brown); Josue Soto (Southern Methodist); Karl Reddick (Boston College); Konrad Warzycha (Ohio State); Lebogang Pila (St. Peter's College); Matheus Braga (Penn State); Matt Gold (Ohio State); Michael Farfan (North Carolina); Servando Carrasco (California); Stephen McCarthy (North Carolina); Tommy Drake (Clemson)
FORWARDS (11): Amani Walker (California-Irvine); Ashley McInnes (Tulsa); Brayan Martinez (Seton Hall); CJ Sapong (James Madison); Davis Paul (California); Efrain Burgos (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Jason Herrick (Maryland); Justin Meram (Michigan); Levi Houapeu (Maryland, Baltimore County); Philip Bannister (Loyola, Maryland); Steven Perry (Notre Dame)