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Sergio Castillo Drafted by Houston Dynamo
Release: 01/18/2011
Sergio Castillo is the 25th Bluejay drafted into MLS.

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OMAHA, Neb. – Creighton men’s soccer player Sergio Castillo was selected by the Houston Dynamo in the second round of the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft Tuesday afternoon.  Castillo was the 25th player taken in Tuesday’s draft.

“Sergio was a heart and soul type of guy for our team,” said Creighton head coach Jamie Clark.  “He’s not a big statistics type of player and those guys tend to get overlooked, so it’s nice when teams take notice of guys like this.  It’s something that is definitely well deserved for Sergio.”

Castillo’s selection extends Creighton’s impressive streak of being the only college program in the country to have at least one player selected in every draft since the league’s inception in 1996.  

“It’s our hope that we produce players of a professional caliber every year,” said Clark.  “And now, for 16 straight years, we can say that we have produced some of the top players in the nation.”

Castillo, who was born in Guerrero, Mexico and attended Orange Glen High School in Escondido, Calif., was a four-year starter at Creighton.  The defensive midfielder started 59 of his 71 career games for the Bluejays, logging three goals and seven points.  He was twice named to the Missouri Valley Conference second-team (2008, 2010) and twice earned MVC All-Tournament honors (2007, 2009).  

He scored Creighton’s final goal of the 2010 season, a late go-ahead tally at seventh-ranked SMU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.  Castillo helped Creighton log 36 shutouts over the past four seasons, including a school-record 13 clean sheets during his sophomore season in 2008.  The Bluejays ranked second in the NCAA with a 0.48 goals against average in 2008.

Castillo is the 25th Creighton player drafted into MLS, following Seth Sinovic and Chris Schuler’s selections last year.  Castillo is the sixth Bluejay ever selected in the MLS Supplemental Draft and the first since Tim Bohnenkamp in 2008.  He is the first Bluejay ever drafted by the Houston Dynamo.

Creighton finished the 2010 season ranked 14th in the final NSCAA poll after completing a 13-5-2 season in which it appeared in its 18th NCAA Tournament in the past 19 years and captured its MVC-record 10th regular-season conference title.

All-Time Creighton MLS Draft Picks

Brian Kamler - 1996 Sixth Round
(60th overall) by D.C. United

Lance Hill - 1996 11th Round
(102nd overall) by Colorado Rapids

Ross Paule - 1997 Second Round
(11th overall) by Colorado Rapids

Johnny Torres - 1998 First Round
(5th overall) by New England Revolution

Richard Mulrooney - 1999 First Round
(3rd overall) by the San Jose Clash

Steve Bernal - 2000 Third Round
(34th overall) by Dallas Burn

Angel Rivillo - 2000 Sixth Round
(70th overall) by Dallas Burn

David Wright - 2000 Third Round
(25th overall) by Miami Fusion

Tom Zawislan - 2000 Fifth Round
(50th overall) by K.C. Wizards

Brian Mullan - 2001 First Round
(9th overall) by Los Angeles Galaxy

Ishmael Mintah - 2002 Sixth Round
(69th overall) by Los Angeles Galaxy

Mike Tranchilla - 2003 Fourth Round
(34th overall) by Dallas Burn

David Wagenfuhr - 2004 Fourth Round
(31st overall) by Dallas Burn

Julian Nash - 2005 Fourth Round
(40th overall) by FC Dallas

Brett Rodriguez - 2005 Supplemental
First Round (5th overall) by San Jose Earthquakes

Matt Wieland - 2006 Supplemental
Fourth Round (47th overall) by New England Revolution

Ryan Junge - 2007 Supplemental
Second Round (15th overall) by Columbus Crew

Michael Kraus - 2007 Supplemental
Fourth Round (48th overall) by Kansas City Wizards

Matt Allen - 2008 Third Round
(34th overall) by Los Angeles Galaxy

Tony Schmitz - 2008 Fourth Round
(52nd overall) by D.C. United

Tim Bohnenkamp - 2008 Supplemental
Second Round (15th overall) by San Jose Earthquakes

Andrei Gotsmanov - 2009 Second Round
(24th overall) by New England Revolution

Seth Sinovic - 2010 Second Round
(25th overall) by New England Revolution

Chris Schuler - 2010 Third Round
(39th overall) by Real Salt Lake

Sergio Castillo – 2011 Supplemental
Second Round (25th overall) by Houston Dynamo

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