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Revs Select Indiana FWD Hollinger-Janzen in 3rd Rd.

Photo credit: Indiana Athletic Department

Photo credit: Indiana Athletic Department

Despite a dearth of defensive reinforcements, the Revolution used its third-round pick to select Indiana forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen on Tuesday with the 51st overall selection of the MLS SuperDraft.

Hollinger-Janzen, 22, scored eight goals and notched five assists in 21 games for the Hoosiers in 2015. During his four years on campus, the 6-0, 174 lbs. striker collected 22 goals and eight assists in 88 games.

He was a member of Indiana’s 2012 NCAA College Cup winning team as a freshman, Hollinger-Janzen scored the game-winning goal in the semifinal victory over Creighton that year en route to earning a spot on the College Cup All-Tournament Team. He is the first player selected by the Revolution out of Indiana since midfielder/forward Alec Purdie was chosen in 2012.

Hollinger-Janzen was born in Cotonou, Benin before moving to Goshen, Ind with his family at age six. He was named Indiana’s Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year in 2011.

The Hoosier alumnus was the Revolution’s final pick of the 2015 SuperDraft, as the club traded its fourth round pick to Vancouver in 2014 as part of the deal that landed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi. North Carolina fullback Jordan McCrary and Wake Forest winger/forward Michael Gamble were selected by the Revolution in the first and second rounds, respectively, on Thursday.

The Revolution will kick off its preseason camp on Friday at Gillette Stadium. Like his fellow Revolution SuperDraft selections, Hollinger-Janzen will enter camp as a rookie trialist.

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