WASHINGTON - Georgetown University men's soccer player Christopher Lema (Ridgefield, N.J./Ridgefield Memorial) received an invitation to the 2018 adidas Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine on Thursday. Lema was one of 60 invitees who will showcase their talents in front of representatives from all 23 MLS clubs in Orlando, Florida from Jan. 11-17, 2018.
Lema was a Second Team United Soccer Coaches All-American, a First Team All-Great Lakes Region selection and team MVP. Additionally, he was a First Team All-BIG EAST honoree for the second-consecutive year. Lema tallied two game winners and was the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 23. The senior captain had five goals and 12 assists for 22 points in his career on the Hilltop.
This is the fifth time in six seasons that at least one Hoya has been invited to the Combine.
All invited players will be eligible for selection in the 2018 SuperDraft presented by adidas which will take place on Friday, Jan. 19, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.
A committee of MLS coaches and NCAA Division I coaches from every conference selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season. Further invitees including Generation adidas signings, non-collegiate players, and additional college seniors will be announced in the coming weeks.