FARIBAULT, MINN. - On Friday, Jan. 19, former Shattuck-St. Mary’s Boys Soccer Center of Excellence members Lucas Stauffer ‘13 and Ricky Lopez-Espin ‘14 were drafted in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
Stauffer, a native of Kentucky, was selected by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the third pick of the second round (26th overall). Real Salt Lake claimed Lopez-Espin, who was the 2017 Co-BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, with the 10th pick of the second round (33rd overall).
The former Sabres both attended Creighton University after their time at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. The duo helped lead the Bluejays to two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances and three Sweet Sixteen appearances.