Fischer Selected By Seattle Sounders In USL First Division College Player Draft

Feb. 3, 2007

SEATTLE - Washington senior defender Matt Fischer became the second member of the 2006 Husky men's soccer squad to join the professional ranks after being selected in the first round of the United Soccer League First Division College Player Draft by the Seattle Sounders.

Fischer, a three-year starter in the Husky backline and a 2006 second-team All-Pac-10 player, will join follow UW alumns C.J. Klaas, Chris Eylander and Ben Somoza on the Sounders roster. The Sammamish, Wash. native is the second Husky drafted to play professional soccer this season after fellow defender Ty Harden was selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer draft in January.

Fischer was not only a standout defender, he got into the offensive attack as well, scoring a career-high four goals for UW in 2006 and helping the Huskies to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He also tallied one assist and ended the season fifth on the team in points (nine). Fischer was a member of three NCAA Tournament teams for Washington and was a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection in 2006.

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