Jan. 25, 2007
UCLA senior goalkeeper Eric Reed was selected as the No. 2 overall pick by first-year club California Victory in the 2007 USL First Division College Player Draft on Wednesday afternoon.
Reed, a three-year All-Pac-10 selection from Mission Viejo, Calif. (Laguna Hills HS), started 55 career games for the Bruins and recorded 24 shutouts and a career goals against average (GAA) of 0.81. During his junior season in 2005, Reed earned third-team NSCAA/adidas All-Far West and first-team All-Pac-10 honors after recording a 0.60 GAA, which ranked as sixth-best in the nation. He also had 12 shutouts, the third-most in UCLA history. In 2006, he helped lead UCLA to the NCAA Championship game with three post-season shutout victories, including a 4-0 win over fourth-seeded Virginia in the NCAA semifinals.
Reed has already made an impression in USL with his play with the Southern California Seahorses of the Premier Development League (PDL) the past three seasons. In 2006, he earned PDL Goalkeeper of the Year honors after leading the league with a 0.62 GAA and 10 shutouts. He was also an all-conference honoree in 2004.