EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE senior Justin Bilyeu (St. Louis) is one of 59 NCAA Division I college players invited to the 2016 adidas Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine.
The MLS Combine takes place Jan. 7-12, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Invited players are then eligible to be selected in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, which takes place Jan. 14 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Bilyeu was recently selected as an All-West Region honorable mention choice by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He is a three-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection.
As a senior this past season, the defender featured prominently on SIUE's backline. He started all 18 games as an outside back, while finishing sixth on the team in scoring with five points. He scored a goal and added three assists, which was third on the team.
SIUE alumni Matt Polster and Christian Volesky each participated in the 2015 MLS Combine and were subsequently drafted on the first day of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.