NWSL Draft 2019 Jan 10, 2019 13:45:14 GMT -8
Post by DiamondThief on Jan 10, 2019 13:45:14 GMT -8
Below is are the results of the 2019 National Women's Soccer League. The Draft was held today at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago, Illinois, The first selection was made just after 9 a.m. (pacific).
Three Stanford players were taken in with the first seven picks, including defender Tierna Davidson who was selected first overall by the Chicago Red Stars. The Washington Spirit, which had four first round selections, took Cardinal midfielder Jordan DiBiasi with the third pick and defender Tegan McGrady with the seventh. UCLA defender/forward Hailie Mace was selected second overall by Sky Blue FC.
The Portland Thorns had just one selection, in which they picked midfielder Emily Ogle of Penn St. with the sixth selection of the third round. The Strongsville, Ohio native racked up several honors in her time with the Nittany Lionsm including Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2014, Big Ten Midfielder of the Year in 2018, and All-Big Ten First Team in 2017 and 2018. She scored six goals and tallied five assists in 2018 with a pair of those goals coming in Penn St.'s 4-1 win over Indiana on October 18. Over her four-year career (she red-shirted in 2016), Ogle scored 20 goals with 21 assists, along with five game winners. Ogle is the only daughter of five children in her family. Her major is Kinesiology.
The NWSL season is set to begin this spring.
1. Chicago Red Stars — Tierna Davidson, D, Stanford
2. Sky Blue FC — Hailie Mace, D/F, UCLA
3. Washington Spirit — Jordan DiBiasi, M, Stanford
4. Washington Spirit — Samantha Staab, D, Clemson
5. North Carolina Courage — Leah Pruitt, F, USC
6. Sky Blue FC — Julia Ashley, D, North Carolina
7. Washington Spirit — Tegan McGrady, D, Stanford
8. Washington Spirit — Dorian Bailey, M, North Carolina
9. North Carolina Courage — Hailey Harbison, D/M/F, Pepperdine
10. Sky Blue FC — Paige Monaghan, M/D, Butler
11. Sky Blue FC — Julie James, M, Baylor
12. Houston Dash — Aly Prisock, D, USC
13. Houston Dash — CeCe Kizer, F, Ole Miss
14. North Carolina Courage — Lauren Milliet, M/F, Colorado College
15. Chicago Red Stars — Maria Sanchez, F, Santa Clara
16. Houston Dash — Betsy Brandon, M, Virginia
17. Washington Spirit — Bailey Feist, M, Wake Forest
18. Houston Dash — Kayla McCoy, F, Duke
Midfielder Emily Ogle is headed to Portland after being selected in the third round by the Thorns.
(Photo by Mark Selders/Penn St. Athletics)
19. Sky Blue FC — Kyra Caruso, F, Georgetown
20. Chicago Red Stars — Bianca St. Georges, D, West Virginia
21. Houston Dash — Jazmin Jackman, D, Oregon
22. Houston Dash — Grace Cutler, M, West Virginia
23. Utah Royals FC — Michelle Maemone, D, Pepperdine
24. Portland Thorns — Emily Ogle, M, Penn State
25. Orlando Pride — Erin Greening, D, Colorado
26. Chicago Red Stars — Kayla Sharples, D, Northwestern
27. Utah Royals FC — Maddie Nolf, D, Penn State
28. Sky Blue FC — Kaylan Marckese, GK, Florida
29. Sky Blue FC — Kenie Wright, D/M, Rutgers
30. Orlando Pride — Marisa Viggiano, M, Northwestern
31. Chicago Red Stars — April Bockin, F, Minnesota
32. Utah Royals FC — Alex Kimball, M/D, North Carolina
33. Chicago Red Stars — Hannah Davidson, D, Northwestern
34. Sky Blue FC — Sabrina Flores, M/D, Notre Dame
35. Chicago Red Stars — Jenna Sczesny, F, Loyola Chicago
36. North Carolina Courage — Kaycie Tillman, M/F, Florida State
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