Post by johnjaymilwaukee on Jan 17, 2004 7:11:32 GMT -6
Tighe Dombrowski Picked In Fifth Round of MLS Draft Joins brother Chad as Panthers drafted into the U.S. Professional League[/color]
Jan. 16, 2004
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the second consecutive season a Dombrowski on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's soccer team has been drafted in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. One year after brother Chad was taken with the 44th pick overall, senior Tighe Dombrowski was selected with the 10th pick in the fifth round by defending MLS Champion San Jose here Friday (Jan. 16). Dombrowski, the 50th pick overall, becomes just the second UWM soccer standout to get drafted by Major League Soccer.
"There were a few anxious moments today but I'm really happy with how the draft went," Dombrowski said. "It's great to be going to such a successful team like San Jose, one that already has a culture of winning established. Hopefully I can get in there and make an impact while learning from some of the guys they already have. Playing at UWM really helped prepare me for this day. The coaches treated us and trained us at a professional level every day and hopefully that can give me an advantage."
One of the most decorated players in school history, Dombrowski was one of just ten players in history to earn First-Team All-Horizon League honors for three straight seasons. A four-year starter, Dombrowski played in three NCAA Tournament's while on campus with first round wins coming in each of the last two seasons.