Defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce Selected 2nd Overall by LA Galaxy

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CHESTER, PA - DECEMBER 10: Stanford Defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce (4) holds the Championship Trophy with teammates after winning the College Cup game between The Stanford Cardinal and Indiana Hoosiers on December 10, 2017 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 19, 2018) – In the first round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, the LA Galaxy selected defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce second overall. Hilliard-Arce played college soccer at Stanford University.

Defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce Selected 2nd Overall by LA Galaxy

Hilliard-Arce spent the last four seasons at Stanford. He was a regular his final three seasons there, in which Stanford won three straight NCAA National Championships. In those College Cup competitions, he was named 2016 College Cup All-Tournament Team and was named the 2017 College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

The 22-year-old was a MAC Hermann Trophy finalist this year and was a First Team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year his junior and senor season. He played 87 games at the college level, recording 13 goals and five assists.

Per the club, here is the full list of accomplishments for defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce at the college level:

2017
MAC Hermann Trophy finalist
USC First Team All-American
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year
USC First Team All-Far West Region
First Team All-Pac-12
Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

2016
College Cup All-Tournament Team
USC First Team All-American
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
USC First Team All-Far West Region
First Team All-Pac 12
Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

2015

Second Team All-Pac-12
Pac 12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

2014
USC Third Team All-Far West Region
Second Team All-Pac 12 Conference

SuperDraft Selection: LA Galaxy select Tomas Hilliard-Arce with the 2nd pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft

Name: Tomas Hilliard-Arce
Position: Defender
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: November 22, 1995
Age: 22
Last Club: Stanford
Birthplace: Matthews, North Carolina
Nationality: United States

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