Wisconsin mens soccer senior Dominic DaPra was drafted by the Kansas City Wizards in the fourth round of Sundays Major League Soccer SuperDraft, held at Disneys Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. DaPra is the second Badger in as many years to be drafted by the Wizards, joining 2000 senior Narciso Fernandes who was chosen in the fifth round.
DaPra, the 43rd overall pick in the draft and the third of seven players chosen by Kansas City, was one of the nations top scorers last season, totaling 15 goals and 34 points in 19 games. A first-team All-Big Ten and second-team All-Great Lakes Region selection in 2001, DaPra ranked 16th nationally with a 0.79 goals per game average and his 1.79 points per game tied for 24th.
In only two seasons at the UW after transferring from St. Louis University, DaPra is among the Badgers top five in career goals (30), points (70), multi-goal games (8), hat tricks (2) and game-winning goals (9). He recorded his second career hat trick versus Alabama A&M on Sept. 2, and was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Sept. 3 after scoring five goals in two games and being named the Rocky Rococo Classic tournament MVP. DaPra also earned team of the week honors by Soccer America and College Soccer News following that effort.
DaPra, a Racine, Wis., native, also earned first-team All-Big Ten and All-Great Lakes Region honors in 2000 after leading the conference with 15 goals and 36 points.