SAN DIEGO — The Sockers selected two local players--Paul Wright of Grossmont High School and Patrick "Bo" Kaemerle of the University of San Diego--in the four-round Major Indoor Soccer League draft in Cleveland Wednesday.
The Sockers' first-round pick, seventh overall, was Ralf Wilhelms, a defender from Foothill College in Los Altos, Calif.
"In my opinion, (San Diego) is the team to play for because no other team has a history like San Diego's," the West German-born Wilhelms said. "I had hoped San Diego would choose me."
Wright, 17, a forward who graduated from Grossmont last week, was the Sockers' second-round choice and was the youngest player selected.
Socker Coach Ron Newman has been scouting Wright, a member of the San Diego Nomad soccer team, for the past two years.