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NWSL College 2014 Draft Results


CHICAGO  – The Washington Spirit selected University of North Carolina and U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Crystal Dunn with the first overall pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft on Friday at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia.

The Houston Dash used the second overall pick on midfielder/forward Keali Ohai from the University of North Carolina. The Chicago Red Stars, who had back-to-back picks, chose midfielders Julie Johnston from Santa Clara University and Vanessa DiBernardo from University of Illinois with the third and fourth overall selections.

FC Kansas City went with defender Kassey Kallman from Florida State University by way of the fifth pick and Sky Blue FC took forward Maya Hayes from Penn State with the sixth overall selection. Seattle Reign FC, Boston Breakers and Western New York Flash selected defender Amanda Frisbie from University of Portland, forward Nkem Ezurike from University of Michigan and defender Courtney Verloo from Stanford University with the seventh, eighth and ninth selections, respectively.

In addition, the NWSL approved three trades on Friday with each one involving the Thorns FC.


*Portland traded the 2nd pick of the 2nd round and a player to be named later to Houston for Meleana Shim; (Portland pick via SRFC/WAS)

*Portland traded 7th pick in the 4th round and their 2nd round pick in the 2015 college draft to Boston for Michelle Betos.

*Washington Spirit trades 4th pick in the 4th round to Portland Thorns FC for Tiffany Weimer (Washington pick via SRFC / CRS)

Below are the complete results of the 2014 College Draft:

— Round 1 –

  • No. 1 – Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit)
  • No. 2 – Keali Ohai (Houston Dash)
  • No. 3 – Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars) (via SRFC)
  • No. 4 – Vanessa DiBernardo (Chicago Red Stars)
  • No. 5 – Kassey Kallman (FC Kansas City) (via BOS)
  • No. 6 – Maya Hayes (Sky Blue FC)
  • No. 7 – Amanda Frisbie (Seattle Reign FC) (via PTFC)
  • No. 8 – Nkem Ezurike (Boston Breakers) (via FCKC)
  • No. 9 – Courtney Verloo (Western New York Flash)

— Round 2 –

  • No. 10 – Rafaelle Souza (Houston Dash)
  • No. 11 – *Marissa Diggs (Houston Dash) (via PTFC)*
  • No. 12 – Morgan Marlborough (FC Kansas City) (via SRFC)
  • No. 13 – Natasha Anasi (Boston Breakers) (via CRS)
  • No. 14 – Cloee Colohan (Western New York Flash) (via BOS)
  • No. 15 – Hayley Haagsma (Sky Blue FC)
  • No. 16 – Jenna Richmond (FC Kansas City) (via PTFC)
  • No. 17 – Megan Brigman (Seattle Reign FC) (via FCKC)
  • No. 18 – Kelsey Wys (Western New York Flash)

— Round 3 —

  • No. 19 – Frances Silva (FC Kansas City) (Via HOU)
  • No. 20 – Mandy Laddish (FC Kansas City) (via SRFC / WAS)
  • No. 21 – Jazmine Reeves (Boston Breakers) (via SRFC)
  • No. 22 – Hayley Brock (Chicago Red Stars)
  • No. 23 – Mollie Pathman (Boston Breakers)
  • No. 24 – Michelle Pao (Sky Blue FC)
  • No. 25 – Emily Menges (Portland Thorns FC)
  • No. 26 – Molly Menchel (Washington Spirit) (via SRFC / FCKC)
  • No. 27 – Annie Steinlage (Western New York Flash)

— Round 4 —

  • No. 28 – Jordan Jackson (Houston Dash)
  • No. 29 – Shasta Fisher (Washington Spirit)
  • No. 30 – Ellen Parker (Seattle Reign FC)
  • No. 31 – *Elisabeth Sullivan (Portland) (via Washington)*
  • No. 32 – Jami Kranich (Boston Breakers)
  • No. 33 – Elizabeth Eddy (Sky Blue FC)
  • No. 34 – *Kim DeCesare (Boston Breakers) (via PTFC)#
  • No. 35 – Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City)
  • No. 36 – Kristen Hamilton (Western New York Flash)

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a nine-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring national team players from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. The nine clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, the Washington Spirit and the Western New York Flash.

Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association, Federation of Mexican Football and the United States Soccer Federation. For more information about the NWSL, log on to the league’s official website at www.NWSLsoccer.com.

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