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Sounders FC well-represented in Top Drawer Soccer rankings

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Three Academy alums and four more U-23 players were named to's Top 100 upperclassmen for the 2013 season. released their list of the Top 100 upperclassmen in the college ranks for 2013 and Sounders had three Academy alums on the list.

Aaron Kovar, Sean Okoli and Troy Peterson all represented the Sounders FC Academy in the rankings, with several other Sounders FC U-23 players also among the Top 100.

Kovar earned the No. 14 ranking after a standout freshman season at Stanford that saw him tally three goals and two assists in 19 matches for the Cardinal. He was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2012.

Okoli was ranked No. 40 after two years at Wake Forest. He posted 11 goals and three assists as a sophomore to bring his two-year total to 15 goals and six assists. He is entering his junior season for the Demon Deacons.

Peterson rounded out the Sounders FC Academy players in the rankings at No. 92. He has eight goals and three assists in his first two seasons at College of Charleston and looks to add to that in his junior season.

In addition to the three Academy alums, Seattle also had U-23 players Adohan Quinn, Blake Wise, David Geno and Michael Harris make the Top 100.



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