2014 NWSL College Draft

The 2014 NWSL College Draft was held on January 17, 2014 at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, PA and was open to the public.[1]

2014 NWSL College Draft
General information
SportSoccer
Date(s)January 17, 2014
Time10:00 AM ET
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Overview
36 total selections
First selectionCrystal Dunn, Washington Spirit
Most selectionsFC Kansas City
Boston Breakers
(6 selections)
Fewest selectionsPortland Thorns FC
(2 selections)

Format

  • Draft order was determined by the final 2013 regular season standings.[2]
  • The Houston Dash, the expansion team associated with the Houston Dynamo, then received the fifth pick in the first round, between the four teams that missed the 2013 playoffs and the four that made the playoffs, and first pick in the second and fourth rounds.[3] After the 2014 allocations were released, this was later updated to give Houston the second pick in the first round[4] and the first pick in the third round.[5]

Results

Round Pick Nat. Player Pos. NWSL Team Note Previous Team
Round 11Crystal DunnFWashington SpiritNorth Carolina
Round 12Kealia OhaiFHouston DashNorth Carolina
Round 13Julie JohnstonDChicago Red Stars[R1 trade 1]Santa Clara
Round 14Vanessa DiBernardoMChicago Red StarsIllinois
Round 15Kassey KallmanDFC Kansas City[R1 trade 2]Florida State
Round 16Maya HayesFSky Blue FCPenn State
Round 17Amanda FrisbieD/FSeattle Reign FC[R1 trade 3]Portland
Round 18Nkem EzurikeFBoston Breakers[R1 trade 4]Michigan
Round 19Courtney VerlooFWestern New York FlashStanford
Round 210Rafaelle SouzaFHouston DashMississippi
Round 211Marissa DiggsDHouston Dash[R2 trade 1]UCF
Round 212Morgan MarlboroughFFC Kansas City[R2 trade 2]Santa Clara
Round 213Natasha AnasiD/MBoston Breakers[R2 trade 3]Duke
Round 214Cloee ColohanD/MWestern New York Flash[R2 trade 4]BYU
Round 215Hayley HaagsmaD/MSky Blue FCTexas Tech
Round 216Jenna RichmondM/FFC Kansas City[R2 trade 5]UCLA
Round 217Megan BrigmanDSeattle Reign FC[R2 trade 6]North Carolina
Round 218Kelsey WysGKWestern New York FlashFlorida State
Round 319Frances SilvaFFC Kansas City[R3 trade 1]West Virginia
Round 320Mandy LaddishMFC Kansas City[R3 trade 2]Notre Dame
Round 321Jazmine ReevesFBoston Breakers[R3 trade 3]Virginia Tech
Round 322Hayley BrockFChicago Red StarsMaryland
Round 323Mollie PathmanD/M/FBoston BreakersDuke
Round 324Michelle PaoD/MSky Blue FCPepperdine
Round 325Emily MengesDPortland Thorns FCGeorgetown
Round 326Molly MenchelDWashington Spirit[R3 trade 4]Virginia
Round 327Annie SteinlageD/MWestern New York FlashVirginia
Round 428Jordan JacksonD/M/FHouston DashNebraska
Round 429Shasta FisherD/MWashington SpiritVirginia
Round 430Ellen ParkerMSeattle Reign FCPortland
Round 431Elisabeth SullivanFPortland Thorns FC[R4 trade 1]Mississippi State
Round 432Jami KranichGKBoston BreakersVillanova
Round 433Elizabeth EddyD/M/FSky Blue FCUSC
Round 434Kimberly DeCesareM/FBoston Breakers[R4 trade 2]Duke
Round 435Maegan KellyM/FFC Kansas CityMarquette
Round 436Kristen HamiltonFWestern New York FlashDenver

Draft notes

Round 1:

  1. Seattle Reign FC Chicago Red Stars. March 1, 2013: Seattle Reign FC sent their first-round selection in the 2014 draft plus future considerations to Chicago Red Stars in exchange for midfielder Keelin Winters and Chicago's 4th round pick.[6]
  2. Boston Breakers FC Kansas City. October 17, 2013: Boston Breakers sent their first-round selection in the 2014 draft to FC Kansas City in exchange for forward Courtney Jones and FCKC's first-round pick.[7]
  3. Portland Thorns FC Seattle Reign. December 10, 2013: Seattle Reign FC sent defender Nikki Marshall and the No. 9 pick in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft to the Portland Thorns in exchange for Portland’s No. 6 pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft and a second-round pick in the 2015 Draft.[8]
  4. FC Kansas City Boston Breakers. October 17, 2013: FC Kansas City sent forward Courtney Jones and their first-round pick to Boston Breakers in exchange for Boston's first-round selection in the 2014 draft.[9]

Round 2:

  1. Washington Spirit Seattle Reign FC Portland Thorns FC Houston Dash. July 1, 2013: Seattle Reign FC sent Lindsay Taylor and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft to Washington Spirit in exchange for the Spirit’s 2014 College Draft second-round selection.[10] December 10, 2013: Seattle Reign FC sent defender Nikki Marshall and the No. 9 pick in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft to the Portland Thorns in exchange for Portland’s No. 6 pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft and a second-round pick in the 2015 Draft.[11] January 17, 2014: Portland Thorns traded their 2nd round pick and a player to be named later to Houston Dash in exchange for Meleana Shim[12]
  2. Seattle Reign FC FC Kansas City. July 1, 2013: Seattle Reign FC traded midfielder Teresa Noyola, their second-round pick in the 2014 college draft and the rights to unsigned defender Nikki Krzysik to FC Kansas City for forward Renae Cuéllar and FC Kansas City’s third-round pick in the 2014 college draft.[13]
  3. Chicago Red Stars Boston Breakers. October 29, 2013: Chicago Red Stars acquired the rights to defender Casey Short along with a third-round pick in the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft in exchange for the No. 11 overall pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft.[14]
  4. Boston Breakers Western New York Flash. April 29, 2013: Boston Breakers acquired defender Melinda Mercado from the Western New York Flash in exchange for their second round pick in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft[15]
  5. Portland Thorns FC FC Kansas City. January 13, 2014: Portland Thorns send their second second-round pick to FC Kansas City and receive Sinead Farrelly.
  6. FC Kansas City Seattle Reign FC. December 5, 2013: FC Kansas City sent their second-round pick (15th overall) to Seattle Reign FC and their third-round pick in 2015 in exchange for Liz Bogus and the 17th overall selection (third-round) in the 2014 draft[16]

Round 3:

  1. Houston Dash FC Kansas City. January 13, 2014: FC Kansas City has acquired the 19th pick from the Houston Dash in exchange for Bianca Henninger [17]
  2. Washington Spirit Seattle Reign FC FC Kansas City. October 25, 2013: Washington Spirit sent the rights to defenders Alina Garciamendez and Nikki Marshall and the 17th overall pick in the 2014 Draft to Seattle Reign FC in exchange for forward Renae Cuéllar, the 23rd overall selection in the 2014 draft, and the rights to forward Jodie Taylor.[18] December 5, 2013: FC Kansas City sent their second-round pick (15th overall) to Seattle Reign FC and their third-round pick in 2015 in exchange for Liz Bogus and the 17th overall selection (third-round) in the 2014 draft[19]
  3. Seattle Reign FC Boston Breakers. October 23, 2013: Seattle Reign FC has acquired midfielder Mariah Nogueira from the Boston Breakers in exchange for Seattle’s third round-pick (No. 18 overall) in the 2014 NWSL College Draft and Reign FC’s third-round pick in the 2015 draft [20]
  4. FC Kansas City Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit. July 1, 2013: Seattle Reign FC traded midfielder Teresa Noyola, their second-round pick in the 2014 college draft and the rights to unsigned defender Nikki Krzysik to FC Kansas City for forward Renae Cuéllar and FC Kansas City’s third-round pick in the 2014 college draft.[21] October 25, 2013: Seattle Reign FC sent forward Renae Cuéllar, the 23rd overall selection in the 2014 draft, and the rights to forward Jodie Taylor to Washington Spirit in exchange for the rights to defenders Alina Garciamendez and Nikki Marshall and the 17th overall pick in the 2014 Draft.[22]

Round 4:

  1. Chicago Red Stars Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit Portland Thorns. March 1, 2013: Seattle Reign FC sent their first-round selection in the 2014 draft plus future considerations to Chicago Red Stars in exchange for midfielder Keelin Winters and Chicago's 4th round pick.[23] July 1, 2013: Seattle Reign FC sent Lindsay Taylor and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft to Washington Spirit in exchange for the Spirit’s 2014 College Draft second-round selection.[24] January 17, 2014: Washington Spirit traded their 4th pick in the 4th round to Portland for Tiffany Weimer[25]
  2. Portland Thorns FC Boston Breakers. January 17, 2014: Portland traded their 7th pick in the 4th round and their 2nd round pick in the 2015 college draft to Boston for Michelle Betos.[26]

References

  1. "2014 NWSL COLLEGE DRAFT SET FOR JAN. 17". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  2. "EARLY LOOK: 2014 NWSL COLLEGE DRAFT". Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  3. Murray, Caitlin. "Dynamo welcome NWSL expansion team: Houston Dash". Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  4. Murray, Caitlin. "NWSL allocates 26 USWNT players, including Press to Red Stars". Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  5. "NWSL ANNOUNCES 2014 COLLEGE DRAFT ORDER". NWSL. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  6. "SEATTLE ACQUIRES WINTERS FROM CHICAGO". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  7. "BREAKERS ACQUIRE COURTNEY JONES FROM FCKC". Archived from the original on October 25, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  8. "THORNS ACQUIRE DEFENDER NIKKI MARSHALL IN TRADE". Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  9. "BREAKERS ACQUIRE COURTNEY JONES FROM FCKC". Archived from the original on October 25, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  10. "SPIRIT TRADE FOR FORWARD LINDSAY TAYLOR". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  11. "THORNS ACQUIRE DEFENDER NIKKI MARSHALL IN TRADE". Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  12. "SPIRIT SELECT CRYSTAL DUNN WITH FIRST OVERALL PICK". Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  13. "REIGN FC ACQUIRES FORWARD RENAE CUÉLLAR". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  14. "BOSTON BREAKERS TRADE CASEY SHORT TO CHICAGO RED STARS". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  15. "BREAKERS ACQUIRE MERCADO FROM FLASH". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  16. "LIZ BOGUS TRADED TO FC KANSAS CITY". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  17. "Dash acquire Henninger from Blues for pick". Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  18. "REIGN, SPIRIT PULL OFF 4-PLAYER TRADE". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  19. "LIZ BOGUS TRADED TO FC KANSAS CITY". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  20. "MARIAH NOGUEIRA TRADED TO SEATTLE REIGN FC". Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  21. "REIGN FC ACQUIRES FORWARD RENAE CUÉLLAR". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  22. "REIGN, SPIRIT PULL OFF 4-PLAYER TRADE". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  23. "SEATTLE ACQUIRES WINTERS FROM CHICAGO". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  24. "SPIRIT TRADE FOR FORWARD LINDSAY TAYLOR". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  25. "SPIRIT SELECT CRYSTAL DUNN WITH FIRST OVERALL PICK". Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  26. "SPIRIT SELECT CRYSTAL DUNN WITH FIRST OVERALL PICK". Retrieved January 17, 2014.

See also

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