Danny Wenzel Invited to MLS Player Combine
Dec. 12, 2012
By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest defender Danny Wenzel has been invited to the 2013 adidas MLS Player Combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on January 11-15, as announced by Major League Soccer on Tuesday.
The fifth-year senior for the Demon Deacons is one of just 54 NCAA Division I College Seniors who will participate in the event. All of the invited players will be eligible for selection in the 2013 SuperDraft presented by adidas on January 17 in Indianapolis at 12 p.m. ET.
A committee of NCAA Division I coaches from every conference, as well as MLS representatives, selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season. Generation adidas signings, non-collegiate players, and additional college seniors will be announced in the coming weeks.
Wenzel played in 18 games this season for Wake Forest and made nine starts. His lone goal on the year came on a penalty kick in a 4-2 win over then-No. 1 and previously unbeaten Maryland in the regular season finale. He also dished out an assist in a 4-1 win at Virginia on October 12.
Over his career, Wenzel played in 75 games and made 59 starts for the Demon Deacons. In that time, he scored six goals and recorded six assists for 18 points.
Wenzel started 20 games as a freshman in 2008 and helped Wake Forest reach its third straight College Cup. Following the season, he was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team and also earned All-Freshman honors from Top Drawer Soccer, Soccer America and College Soccer News.
After missing the 2009 season with an injury, Wenzel returned to finish his final three years from 2010-2012.