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A-League: 1997 Draft
February 3rd, 1997 12AM
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Here is a team-by-team recap of the 1997 A-League draft.

Note: T is Territorial round

Atlanta Ruckus

no selections

California Jaguars

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Alberto MontoyaMFSanta Clara
1. Brian JohnsonMFresno State
2. Brad DaviesMStanford

Carolina Dynamo

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
1. Scott CoufalGIndiana
1. J.T. RobertsMNo. Kentucky
2. Steve JolleyMWilliam & Mary

(Carolina traded the the rights to its territorial selection, Temoc Suarez, to Long Island for the Rough Riders' first-round pick.)

Charleston Battery

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Ryan WalkerFCoastal Carolina
1. Tahj JakinsDUCLA
2. James MayMPresbyterian

Colorado Foxes

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Ross PauleMCreighton
1. Ignace MolekaFFlorida International
2. John StrattonDAir Force

Connecticut Wolves

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Shawn BoneyMSo. Connecticut
1. Ben HickeyMSt. John's
2. Will KohlerMHarvard

El Paso Patriots

no selections

Hershey Wildcats

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Mike FenigerFEast Stroudsburg
1. Waughn HughesFWilliam & Mary
2. Mike ColeDPenn State

Jacksonville Cyclones

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. John SmithFRollins
1. Tom BakerDVirginia
2. Jason PhelpsFBrevard CC

Long Island Rough Riders

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Temoc SuarezFNorth Carolina
T. Ricardo JosephMSt. John's
2. Dimitry DrouinGNorth Carolina
(Long Island traded its first-round pick to Carolina for the rights to Temoc

Milwaukee Rampage

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. David MarshallFWisconsin-Milwaukee
1. Dave SiersMWisconsin-Parkside
2. Mike LeBergeGkEvansville

Minnesota Thunder

1. Tom PresthusGKSMU
2. Duncan SuseeFRichmond

Montreal Impact

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Chris StathopoulosFConcordia
1. Rob JachymMFHartford
2. Brian EngesserDNotre Dame

Nashville Metros

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Steve KleinFBowling Green
1. Jon BuschGKUNC Charlotte
2. Oleg ChichkanovMWilliam Carey

New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Dwayne DemminDBelhaven
1. Seamus DonnellyFFranklin Pierce
2. Carson WhiteMFN.C. State

Orange County Zodiac

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Nate HetheringtonMUC San Diego
2. Alude OkokhereFCal Lutheran

Orlando Sundogs

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Mike MekelburgMSouth Florida
1. Erik LemoineMSan Francisco
2. Quinn O'SullivanGKCornell

Raleigh Flyers

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Kyle CampbellGN.C. State
1. Josh TimbersDWake Forest
2. Shohn BeachumFN.C. State

Richmond Kickers

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Mike FisherMVirginia
1. Danny CareDClemson
2. Coley DominiacDDavidson

Rochester Rhinos

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Rob Elliot. MCornell
1. Brian KellyFDuke
2. Alan BraniganDRutgers

Seattle Sounders

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Joel HurdMWashington
1. Jason AnniccheroDSanta Clara
2. Rodney RamboDPortland

Toronto Lynx

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Dwayne DeRosarioFToronto Churchill HS
1. Antonio CapassoMFNotre Dame
2. Danny ZiannisDUAB

Vancouver 86ers

No selections

Worcester Wildfire

Round/PlayerPos.1996 Team
T. Brad MurrayFWilliams
1. Loukas PapaconstantinouGKUAB
2. Oscar MedinaFWheaton (Mass.)

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