Chris Roner Signs With San Jose Earthquakes
April 5, 2002
BERKELEY - Former California midfielder Chris Roner has signed with the Major League Soccer Champion San Jose Earthquakes as a Developmental Player the team announced last week. The Novato native was drafted by the Quakes with the eighth pick in the third round (33rd overall) of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft.
'We are excited to have Chris sign with the team,' said Earthquakes Head Coach Frank Yallop. 'He's a bright, young player with a lot of promise. We are happy to sign a local player whom we feel will develop very well with us this season.'
Roner scored three goals and tallied eight points as a senior, garnering first team All-Pac-10 honors for the second consecutive year. In his four years at Cal, the midfielder collected 10 goals and nine assists for 27 points.
With the help of Roner, the Bears had a resurgent year, going 10-9-1, 3-5 in Pac-10, and earning their first postseason berth in five years. Cal lost, 1-0, in triple overtime to Santa Clara in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.