PHILADELPHIA--Senior Penn men’s soccer midfielder, Alex Grendi was one of 65 college seniors from 45 Division I schools to be invited to participate in the 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine. Grendi is the first Quaker to earn an invite to the combine.
The annual player combine will be held at Lockhart Stadium in
A native of
This season, he was a unanimous All-Ivy first team selection and was named to the NSCAA All-Northeast region third team.
Though he is the first Penn player to be invited to the MLS Player Combine, Grendi could join recent Quakers to be drafted to the MLS. Goalkeeper Matt Haefner C’02 was selected in the sixth round of the 2002 MLS Superdraft while fellow keeper Dan Cepero, was taken in the 2007 Supplemental Draft. Cepero had a storybook season with Red Bull
Grendi and three other Ivy Leaguers will represent the conference at the combine.