January 12, 2017
THREE FROM 'SC
Breakers, Sky Blue go for NCAA champs in first round
LOS ANGELES -- NCAA champion Southern Cal became the third school to have three players selected in the first round of the NWSL College Draft Thursday.
Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers) was the third pick, and Kayla Mills was fourth and Miranda Freeman 10th (both Sky Blue FC). UCLA and Florida State previously had three first-rounders in the NWSL draft.
The Boston Breakers selected Wisconsin midfielder Rose Lavelle with the No. 1 pick during the event at the NSCAA Convention. Previous first picks have included UCLA’s Zakiya Bywaters (2013) and U.S. Women's National Team players Crystal Dunn (2014), Morgan Brian (2015) and Emily Sonnett (2016).
Lavelle was the first of four selections made by the Breakers in the first round. The Breakers also selected Andrews, Ifeoma Onumonu (California) No. 8 and Margaret Purce (Harvard) No. 9.
The North Carolina Courage, formerly Western New York, selected forward Ashley Hatch (BYU) with the No. 2 pick.
NWSL College Draft
-- Round 1 -
No. 1 - Rose Lavelle - Wisconsin (Boston Breakers)
No. 2 - Ashley Hatch - BYU (North Carolina Courage)
No. 3 - Morgan Andrews - USC (Boston Breakers)
No. 4 - Kayla Mills - USC (Sky Blue FC)
No. 5 - Christina Gibbons - Duke (FC Kansas City)
No. 6 - Maddie Bauer - Stanford (Seattle Reign FC)
No. 7 - Darian Jenkins - UCLA (North Carolina Courage)
No. 8 - Ifeoma Onumonu - California (Boston Breakers)
No. 9 - Margaret Purce - Harvard (Boston Breakers)
No. 10 - Miranda Freeman - USC (Sky Blue FC)
-- Round 2 --
No. 11 - Michele Vasconcelos - BYU (Chicago Red Stars)*
No. 12 - Morgan Proffitt - Marquette (Chicago Red Stars)
No. 13 - Toni Payne - Duke (FC Kansas City)
No. 14 - Rachel Hill – UConn (Portland Thorns FC)
No. 15 - Jane Campbell - Stanford (Houston Dash)
No. 16 - Katie Johnson - USC (Seattle Reign FC)#
No. 17 - Stephanie Ribeiro – UConn (FC Kansas City)
No. 18 - Savannah Jordan - Florida (Portland Thorns FC)&
No. 19 - Lindsay Agnew - Ohio State (Washington Spirit)
No. 20 - Claire Wagner - Clemson (North Carolina Courage)&
-- Round 3 --
No. 21 - Tyler Lussi - Princeton (Portland Thorns FC)@
No. 22 - Danica Evans - Colorado (Orlando Pride)
No. 23 - Kailen Sheridan - Clemson (Sky Blue FC)
No. 24 - Madison Tiernan - Rutgers (Sky Blue FC)
No. 25 - Alexis Shaffer - Virginia (FC Kansas City)
No. 26 - Arielle Ship - California (Seattle Reign FC)
No. 27 - Jaycie Johnson - Nebraska (North Carolina Courage)&
No. 28 - Nichelle Prince - Ohio State (Houston Dash)**
No. 29 - Meggie Dougherty-Howard - Florida (Washington Spirit)
No. 30 - Catrina Atanda - Clemson (Sky Blue FC)
-- Round 4 --
No. 31 - Sammy Jo Prudhomme - USC (Boston Breakers)
No. 32 - Nickolette Driesse - Penn State (Orlando Pride)
No. 33 - Erin Smith - Rutgers (Houston Dash)
No. 34 - McKenzie Meehan - Boston College (Sky Blue FC)
No. 35 - Rashida Beal - Minnesota (FC Kansas City)
No. 36 - Cameron Castleberry - North Carolina (Washington Spirit)
No. 37 - Kristen McNabb - Virginia (Seattle Reign FC)
No. 38 - Hayley Dowd - Boston College (Boston Breakers)
No. 39 - Lauren Kaskie - UCLA (Chicago Red Stars)
No. 40 - Caroline Flynn - Nebraska (Portland Thorns FC)
Draft Day trades:
* = Chicago Red Stars acquired the No. 11 overall selection from the Boston Breakers in exchange for the Red Stars' Rd. 2 pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft and a 2018 international roster spot.
# = Seattle Reign FC acquired the No. 16 overall selection from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for Seattle's Rd. 1 pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.
& = Portland Thorns FC traded up to acquire the No. 18 overall selection from the North Carolina Courage, who picked up the No. 20 and No. 27 picks in exchange.
@ = Portland Thorns FC acquired the No. 21 overall selection from the Chicago Red Stars, sending their Rd. 2 and Rd. 3 picks in the 2018 NWSL Draft to the Red Stars.
** = Houston Dash acquired the No. 28 overall selection from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for a Rd. 2 pick in the 2018 Draft.