Former Ocean City Nor’easters forward, Steven Miller, was selected in the MLS Supplemental Draft by Montreal Impact. Montreal Impact is Major League Soccer’s newest franchise starting their inaugural season at Vancouver Whitecaps on March 10.
This past college season saw Miller play and start in all 22 games for Colgate. He was named a co-captain of the team and finished the season with a team-high 25 points from 12 goals and one assist, leading the Patriot League in points, points per game, goals and goals per game. He was named the 2011 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and selected to the All-Patriot League First Team and the Patriot League All-Tournament Team as the MVP. "We had a very successful season, going 11 – 5 – 6 overall and 4 – 1 – 2 in the Patriot League. We won the Patriot League championship and went to the NCAA tournament for the third time in my four seasons. Colgate soccer was a great experience for me, so having it behind me is bittersweet." Steve Miller told us "The playing accolades did not stop there for Miller who was also selected to the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team and the ECAC Men’s Soccer All-Star Second Team.
Steven Miller played three seasons for the Nor’easters the 2011 PDL season was his last and although he only played 2 games due to an injury he helped the club as an intern. His other 2 seasons however were more prolific scoring 8 goals and getting 5 assists in a total of 23 appearances for the club. From his time with the Nor’easters Miller expressed his appreciation and thanks to the club, "I really enjoyed the time I spent playing for Ocean City. Ocean City provided quality coaching and a great training environment along with extensive front office support. PDL provides a competitive playing environment during the summer, and I was fortunate to play with and against some very good players."
Club President John Granese said ‘Steve is one of the most technically gifted players that wore the blue and white. He played an integral part in the team that reached the 3rd round of the US Open Cup and the Eastern PDL finals. I want to wish Steve the best in pursuing his professional dream.’
Finally, Steve Miller commented on what the future might hold, "I’m very happy to have been drafted by Montreal and excited about the possibility of playing for the Impact. There is always a lot of excitement surrounding an expansion team, and it would be great to play for Montreal in their inaugural season." The Impact are currently in Guadalajara, Mexico for the first leg of their pre season training camp.