Quakes select Tuttle, Cortez in Supplemental Draft
The San Jose Earthquakes selected goalkeeper Philip Tuttle from Notre Dame with their second round pick and University of San Francisco defender Victor Cortez with their third round choice in the MLS Supplemental Draft on Tuesday.
Tuttle, 23, is a fifth year senior who appeared in 13 games last season, compiling a record of 7-4-2 with two shutouts for the Irish. During his career, the New Hampshire native appeared in 33 games, starting 29 and posted a 0.94 goals against average with nine shutouts. He ended his collegiate career with a 16-10-4 record and helped lead the Irish to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Cortez, 21, appeared in 70 games, making 58 starts through his four years with the Dons. He scored three of his four career goals and notched one assist during his senior season. In 2009, Cortez was a West Coast Conference (WCC) Honorable Mention and in 2007, he made the WCC All-Freshman Team. The El Sobrante native was also a part of the United States U20 team that went to Argentina in 2007 and the U17 side that went to Ireland in 2005. He is a former high school All American (2007) and was a four year starter at the varsity level at Miramonte High School.
The Earthquakes acquired forward Steven Lenhart from the Columbus Crew last week in exchange for the 15th overall selection in the MLS SuperDraft and selected midfielder Anthony Ampaipitakwong from Akron with the 33rd overall pick.
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – Earthquakes select GK Philip Tuttle in the second round (33rd overall) and D Victor Cortez in the third round (51st overall) of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft.
Born: Oct.19, 1987 in Hooksett, N.H.
Hometown: Hookset, N.H.
College: Notre Dame
Last Club: Notre Dame
Born: January 22, 1989 in Richmond, Calif.
Hometown: El Sobrante, Calif.
Last Club: USF