Feb. 4, 2003
Kansas City, Mo - Todd Dunivant, who helped lead the Stanford men's soccer team to two straight NCAA College Cups, was recently selected as the #1 choice of the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2002 Major League Soccer Draft.
Dunivant was the sixth overall pick in this year's draft. Dunivant, a defender, played in 81 games during his four years at Stanford, fourth-best in school history. During the 2002 season, Dunivant helped lead the Cardinal to a second straight trip to the College Cup. Dunivant scored 15 points (11 assists) and gained first team All-American NSCAA/adidas honors, along with first team NSCAA/adidas All Far West accolades.
Dunivant, who gained all first team All Pac-10 academic honors, will graduate from Stanford with a degree in Economics.
Three other Stanford seniors were also drafted; Roger Levesque in the third round by the San Jose Earthquakes, Taylor Graham in the fourth round by the Kansas City Wizards, and Johanes Maliza in the fifth round by the Earthquakes.
Levesque, from Portland, Me, played in 76 games in four seasons at Stanford. Levesques' 30 career assists is third all-time in the Stanford record book, and his 88 points is sixth all-time at Stanford. Levesque, a forward, gained All-America honors during his junior and senior seasons. Levesque also gained All Pac-10 honors twice, including being named Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2001.
Levesque will graduate with a degree in Economics.
Graham, a defender, arrived at Stanford as a walkon and developed into a two-year starter. During his senior season, Graham was named All Pac-10 first team and third team All Far West by NSCAA/adidas.
Graham, who hails from Fair Oaks, Ca, graduated from Stanford in 2002 with a degree in International Relations, and was enrolled in the Masters program in Sociology during the 2002 season.
Maliza, from Chicago, Il, played in 79 games at Stanford, sixth-best in school history. In 2002, while scoring 22 points (8 goals, 6 assists, #2 scorer on the Cardinal), Maliza gained numerous post-season honors including third team All-America by NSCAA/adidas, first team All Far West, first team All Pac-10, and All Academic by the Pac-10.
Maliza will graduate from Stanford with a degree in History.