Former Granite Bay High School soccer player Ryan Hollingshead was picked in the second round of today's Major League Soccer draft, according to the MLS website.
Louisville defender Andrew Farrell was selected by the New England Revolution with the top pick in the draft. The 20-year-old was a first-team All-American last season as a junior, when he shifted from midfield to the back line, according to the Associated Press.
Hollingshead, a UCLA senior, was the Pacific-12 Conference Player of the Year. The midfielder/forward and three-time All-Pac-12 selection played in 81 matches for UCLA, scoring 16 goals and adding 21 assists.
For Granite Bay, the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder led his team to two Sac-Joaquin Section DII Championships in three years, including the 2008 championship, when he had three assists in the title game
Connecticut midfielder Carlos Alvarez was taken by Chivas USA with the second pick. From East Los Angeles, Alvarez was with the U.S. Under-20 team in 2008 and Mexico's Under-20 team the following year, according to the Associated Press.