FOXBORO - The New England Revolution selected University of Connecticut defender Jossimar Sanchez as one its four selections in the MLS Supplemental Draft Tuesday.
The Revolution, being fourth in each of the four rounds of the draft also selected forward Chris Thomas (Elon University), midfielder Gage Latigue (Elon) and defender Alex DeJohn (Old Dominion).
The 21-year old Sanchez, a native of Paterson, N.J. made 73 starting assignments over four years at Connecticut. A two-year captain, he transitioned from center midfielder to center back as a senior. During his career, Sanchez helped lead the Huskies to quarterfinal appearances in the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two seasons (2011, 2012) and the BIG EAST regular-season championship twice (2009, 2012).
Thomas, a native of Snellville, Ga. scored 53 goals and added 10 assists in 81 games over his four seasons at Elon University. As a senior, the forward led the nation in goals (23) and points (51) in 22 games played and was named a Herman Trophy Semifinalist.
De John played in 66 matches during his four-year career as a defender at Old Dominion, scoring two goals and adding one assist. Latigue scored 15 goals and added 17 assists in 82 matches played in four seasons at Elon, earning the Southern Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors.