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Nashville SC Selects Five Players in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, Presented by Adidas, from Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville

January 21, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Nashville SC News Release


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville Soccer Club continued to build its roster today by selecting University of Virgina forward Irakoze Donasiyano with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, presented by adidas. Broadcasting live from club partner Hard Rock Café Nashville, the club also selected defenders Tom Judge and Sondre Norheim, goalkeeper Tor Saunders and forward Leroy Enzugusi.

Donasiyano (EAR-uh-coh-zee Doh-nas-ee-ah-no), played four seasons at Virginia, including a condensed 2020 campaign. The No. 20 overall pick appeared in 58 matches for the Cavaliers and becoming one of four players to play every match in the last two seasons. The forward scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Pacific on opening night, becoming the first Cavalier with a brace in the season opener since 2009.

With the ninth pick the Second Round of the SuperDraft, Nashville selected defender Tom Judge from James Madison University. As a junior for the Bulldogs Judged was named to First Team All-Atlantic Region and First Team All-CAA. In his career, Judge played in 56 matches registering three goals and four assists as a defender.

In the Third Round, Nashville selected defender Sondre Norheim with the 19th pick, goalkeeper Tor Saunders with the 20th pick and finished the day by selecting forward Leroy Enzugusi with the 32nd pick, concluding the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, presented by adidas.

Norheim, 23, appeared in 59 matches for Syracuse leading the Orangemen to six shutouts in his junior season. Saunders wrapped his collegiate career at Coastal Carolina after spending four seasons with the University of Akron. Saunders concluded his senior season with a 6W-1L-1D record and a microscopic 0.60 goals against average.

Enzugusi joins the 2021 SuperDraft class after a standout career at Drake University. In three seasons, he scored 21 goals including back-to-back eight goal seasons. In total Enzugusi appeared in 52 matches and earned All-MVC First Team in both of his final seasons.

At the conclusion of the SuperDraft, Nashville Soccer Club General Manager Mike Jacobs spoke to the media regarding Nashville SC's 2021 draft class. Footage from that availability can be found here.

Be sure to follow Nashville SC by visiting www.NashvilleSC.com and the club's social channels on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Transaction: Nashville Soccer Cub selects Irakoze Donasiyano, Tom Judge, Sondre Norheim, Tor Saunders and Leroy Enzugusi in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, presented by adidas

IRAKOZE DONASIYANO

Position: Forward

Height: 5-9

Weight: 155

Birthdate: 02/03/1998

Age: 22

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Nationality: United States

Last club: University of Virginia

How Acquired: Selected by Nashville SC with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas

TOM JUDGE

Position: Defender

Height: 6-1

Weight: 175

Birthdate: May 28, 1999

Age: 22

Hometown: Freehold, New Jersey

Nationality: United States

Last club: James Madison University

How Acquired: Selected by Nashville SC with the No. 9 pick in the Second Round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas

SONDRE NORHEIM

Position: Defender

Height: 6-4

Weight: 186

Birthdate: April 12, 1997

Age: 23

Hometown: Bryne, Norway

Nationality:  Norway

Last club: Syracuse

How Acquired: Selected by Nashville SC with the No. 19 pick in the Third Round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas

TOR SAUNDERS

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 6-5 Weight: 215

Birthdate: April 30, 1998

Age: 22

Hometown: Bothell, Washington

Nationality:  United States

Last club: Coastal Carolina

How Acquired: Selected by Nashville SC with the No. 20 pick in the Third Round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas

LEROY ENZUGUSI

Position: Forward

Height: 5-10

Weight: 155

Birthdate: June 19, 1999

Age: 21

Hometown: Marion, Iowa

Nationality:  United States

Last club: Drake University

How Acquired: Selected by Nashville SC with the No. 32 pick in the Third Round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas


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