2013 NWSL College Draft

The 2013 NWSL College Draft took place on January 18, 2013. It was the first college draft held by the National Women's Soccer League to assign the NWSL rights of college players to the eight NWSL teams.[1][2]

2013 NWSL College Draft
General information
Date(s)January 18, 2013
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana
32 total selections
First selectionZakiya Bywaters, Chicago Red Stars


  • Draft order was determined by weighted draw based on an evaluation of current team strengths from the NWSL Player Allocation.
  • The order remains the same each round, as opposed to the originally announced snake format.[3]
  • Teams will have three minutes to choose a player in each of the first two rounds and five minutes in each of the last two rounds.[4][5]


Round Pick Nat. Player Pos. NWSL Team Previous Team
Round 11Zakiya BywatersFChicago Red StarsUCLA
Round 12Tiffany McCartyFWashington SpiritFlorida State
Round 13Kristie MewisMFC Kansas CityBoston College
Canberra United FC
Round 14Lindsi Lisonbee CutshallDSky Blue FCBYU
Round 15Casey ShortM/DBoston BreakersFlorida State
Round 16Adrianna FranchGKWestern New York FlashOklahoma State
Round 17Christine NairnMSeattle Reign FCASA Chesapeake Charge
Penn State
Round 18Kathryn WilliamsonDPortland Thorns FCFlorida
Round 29Rachel QuonDChicago Red StarsChicago Eclipse Select
Round 210Caroline MillerFWashington SpiritVirginia
Round 211Erika TymrakM/FFC Kansas CityFlorida
Round 212Kendall JohnsonD/MSky Blue FCPortland
Round 213Mariah NogueiraMBoston BreakersStanford
Round 214Amy BarczukMWestern New York FlashColorado
Round 215Mallory SchafferMSeattle Reign FCWilliam & Mary
Round 216Nicolette RadovcicFPortland Thorns FCCentral Florida
Round 317Taylor VancilGKChicago Red StarsChicago Eclipse Select
Florida State
Round 318Holly KingMWashington SpiritD.C. United Women
Round 319Whitney BerryM/FFC Kansas CityKansas
Round 320Ashley BakerGKSky Blue FCGeorgia
Lincoln Ladies FC
Round 321Jo DragottaMBoston BreakersFlorida
Round 322Vicki DiMartinoFWestern New York FlashBoston College
Round 323Kristen MeierMSeattle Reign FCWake Forest
Round 324Amber BrooksMPortland Thorns FCUNC
Bayern Munich
Round 425Jen HoyFChicago Red StarsNew York Athletic Club
Round 426Colleen WilliamsMWashington SpiritDayton
Round 427Nia WilliamsDFC Kansas CityMissouri State
Round 428Becky KaplanFSky Blue FCMaryland
Round 429Maddy EvansMBoston BreakersPenn State
Round 430Jackie LogueDWestern New York FlashWake Forest
Round 431Haley KopmeyerGKSeattle Reign FCMichigan
Round 432Roxanne BarkerGKPortland Thorns FCPepperdine

Draft notes

No trades made


  1. "Eight Teams Make Selections at 2013 NWSL College Draft at NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis". U.S. Soccer. 2013-01-18. Archived from the original on 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  2. "2013 NWSL College Draft: Reign FC picks U.S.-Capped Christine Nairn, 3 Others - Sounder At Heart". Sounderatheart.com. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  3. "Equalizer Soccer – NWSL College Draft order set for Friday". Equalizersoccer.com. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  4. "NWSL College Draft to Take Place on Friday, Jan. 18 at the NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis". U.S. Soccer. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  5. "NWSL Draft Preview: Team Needs and Players to Watch". Our Game Magazine. 2013-01-17. Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-08-22.

See also

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