Former Michigan goalie drafted in MLS 

January, 12, 2012
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Chris Blais, a former goalkeeper on Michigan's soccer team, was drafted Thursday in the second round (No. 33 overall) of the Major League Soccer draft by the San Jose Earthquakes. He participated in the MLS Player Combine this past week and will begin practice in San Jose on Monday morning.

"It’s a great organization and I’m definitely excited to get back out to the west coast," said Blais, who's originally from Seattle. "I know they have great fans and a great team. I feel very fortunate to go to such a talented team."

During his three seasons at Michigan, Blais racked up 44 starts, 177 saves and 10 shutouts. He was the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the 2010 conference tournament and led the Wolverines to an NCAA College Cup appearance.

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