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Seniors Drawing Attention as Draft Nears


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Wisconsin senior defender Aaron Hohlbein has seen his stock rise as the 2007 Major League Soccer SuperDraft approaches. The Middleton, Wis., native is currently at the MLS Combine, which runs from Jan. 4-8 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Prior to the combine, Hohlbein was tabbed as the seventh best defender prospect available in the draft by Buzz Carrick on ESPNsoccernet.com. The full article can be found by clicking id=397743&root=mls&campaign=rss&source=soccernet&cc=5901"> --> here .

In another article on the same website, Carrick also listed senior goalkeeper Jake Settle as one of the 20 best available keepers in the nation. Settle, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, gained a similar ranking 3rddegree.net, a website devoted to MLS club FC Dallas.

Hohlbein and Settle led the Badgers to within one game of the Big Ten regular season title in the fall while holding opponents to just 15 goals all season, the third-lowest total in school history.

After the season, both Hohlbein and Settle were named to All-Big Ten teams. Hohlbein earned first-team honors for the second straight year while Settle claimed second-team honors.

Hohlbein was also named first-team All-Great Lakes Region and a third-team All-American by the NSCAA.

The pair of seniors will wait to see if their names are called in the MLS SuperDraft, held in Indianapolis on Friday, Jan. 12, four days after the conclusion of the combine.

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