By Doug Roberson

Michael Nwiloh became the first Georgia State soccer player to be selected in the MLS draft when Chivas picked the defender on Tuesday.

Nwiloh, a defender, was chosen with the 59th pick.

Nwiloh, from Conyers, played 19 games at central defender last year. He was named to the All-South Region second team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

He played four seasons at Georgia State, starting 72 of 74 games. Nwiloh is a versatile defender, who finished with two goals and five assists in his GSU career. He played at Walton Academy and enrolled at Central Florida before transferring to Georgia State.