USAFA — A dream came true for an Air Force Falcon on Tuesday.
Senior midfielder Tristan Trager was drafted by Atlanta United FC as the 19th pick of the second round of the 2022 MLS Super Draft.
"It's still crazy," said Trager. "I still can't even think about it, it's crazy. It's really surreal. I didn't know when I was going to be picked up or even picked up at all. We were all watching it down in the locker room with all of my teammates. When it was official, it was crazy. We got to celebrate. Just getting that phone call just made it surreal. It's just stuff you dream of that as a kid."
The 2021 WAC Offensive Player of the Year is the third Falcon to be drafted since 2019 and 11th in program history.
Trager had a stellar career at Air Force, leading all Falcons in goals, assists, and points during his tenure. For two seasons, Trager led the WAC in goals and points (2019, 2021). He made two NCAA Tournament visits (2018, 2021) and four WAC Tournament appearances, highlighted by being a leading figure in the program's first-ever WAC Tournament title in the belated 2020-21 season.
The San Clemente native concluded his time at Air Force with 28 career goals, 13 career assists and 69 career points.