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Avon Old Farms Alumnus Diouf Makes Major League Soccer Team

Mamadou Diouf will play for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Mamadou Diouf, an Avon Old Farms School alumni, has been drafted to Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps. Credit: Avon Old Farms School
Mamadou Diouf, an Avon Old Farms School alumni, has been drafted to Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps. Credit: Avon Old Farms School
A soccer player who is a graduate of UConn and Avon Old Farms School has made it to the big leagues. The Major League, to be exact. 

Mamadou Diouf, who graduated from Avon Old Farms in 2010, was chosen "30th overall" in the draft for Major League Soccer and will play for the Vancouver Whitecaps, according to a press release from Avon Old Farms. 

"After a phenomenal postgraduate year at AOF, ‘Doudou’ matriculated to the University of Connecticut and enjoyed an extraordinary career as a four-year starter, scoring 36 goals and notching 10 assists," the release stated.

He also was named to the All Big East team twice and received Second Team All American honors in 2012, the release said. 

"A skilled forward who can change the dynamic of a game, Doudou was drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps," the school announced. "After the draft, he took to his Facebook page to thank Avon Old Farms, along with his family and friends, for the support he’s received over the recent years."

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