Forrest Selected By Colorado In MLS Supplemental Draft

Jan. 24, 2008

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Washington forward Kevin Forrest was one of four players selected by the Colorado Rapids in the 2008 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft, the team announced Thursday. Forrest was the third overall player selected in the Supplemental Draft and the first by Colorado.

A native of Edmonds, Wash., Forrest is the second Washington player to be drafted this year, joining fellow frontline teammate Ely Allen who was second-round selection by the L.A. Galaxy in last week's MLS Super Draft.

Forrest, the 14th player in UW history to be drafted by MLS, will also join a former Husky in Colorado in defender Brandon Prideaux. Currently seven former Huskies are playing in the MLS including Ty Harden (L.A. Galaxy), Mike Chabala (Houston Dynamo), Craig Waibel (Houston Dynamo) and Joe Franchino (New England Revolution).

Forrest was the 2006 Pac-10 Player of the Year, a 2007 preseason All-American and preseason candidate for the 2007 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy before suffering a season-ending injury in mid-October. Prior to the injury, he had established himself as one of the top goal-scorers in the nation the past two seasons. Forrest finished his career with 34 goals and 75 points, ranking eighth on UW's all-time list for goals scored. He scored a career-high 16 goals in 2006 which earned him conference Player of the Year acclaim and first-team NSCAA All-Far West Region honors.

Forrest was on track for another standout season in 2007, leading the Pac-10 and the Huskies in goals (six), points (15) and shots (45) prior to the injury. He was twice selected to the Soccer America National Team of the Week (Sept. 5, Sept. 18), and was tabbed the College Soccer News National Player of the Week (Sept. 17) after scoring two of UW's three goals in road wins over No. 28 New Mexico and No. 3 SMU.

Not only a standout on the field, Forrest was a 2006 NSCAA Scholar All-American and a 2006 NSCAA Scholar All-Region selection. He was also a three-time first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honoree and was named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII team. For good measure, he was awarded the 2007 Pac-10 Men's Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year honor in December.

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