Graham Smith, a 2014 alum of Mountain Vista, was selected in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft on Friday.
Smith, a senior defender and midfielder at the University of Denver, was selected by Sporting Kansas City in the first round, at No. 18 overall.
Smith began his college career at Oregon State, and transferred to DU following his sophomore season. After his transfer, he started all 42 games in appeared in for the Pioneers, scoring six goals and notching seven assists. As a senior, he had three goals.
Following his senior season, Smith was named a first-team selection on the CoSIDA Academic All-American team. He carries a 3.94 GPA in finance.
At Mountain Vista, Smith played soccer and basketball.
His selection in the first round means former Colorado high school players have now been selected in the first round of the most recent NFL (Christian McCaffrey), MLB (David Peterson), NBA (Derrick White) and MLS drafts.