2016 NWSL College Draft

The 2016 NWSL College Draft was held on January 15, 2016 at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.[1]

2016 NWSL College Draft
General information
SportSoccer
Date(s)January 15, 2016
Time10:00 AM ET
LocationBaltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Overview
40 total selections
First selectionPortland Thorns FC
Most selectionsChicago Red Stars (7 selections)
Fewest selectionsPortland Thorns FC (2 selections)

Format

  • Draft order was determined by the final 2015 regular season standings.

Results

Round Pick Nat. Player Pos. NWSL Team Notes Previous Team
Round 11Emily SonnettDPortland Thorns FC[R1 trade 1]Virginia
Round 12Raquel RodríguezFSky Blue FC[R1 trade 2]Penn State
Round 13Christen WestphalDBoston Breakers[R1 trade 3]Florida
Round 14Carson PickettDSeattle Reign FC[R1 trade 4]Florida State
Round 15Cari RoccaroDHouston Dash[R1 trade 5]Notre Dame
Round 16Rachel DalyFHouston DashSt. John's
Round 17Cheyna WilliamsFWashington SpiritFlorida State
Round 18Janine BeckieFHouston Dash[R1 trade 6]Texas Tech
Round 19Michaela HahnMWestern New York Flash[R1 trade 7]Florida State
Round 110Sam WittemanDOrlando Pride[R1 trade 8]California
Round 211Makenzy DoniakFWestern New York Flash[R2 trade 1]Virginia
Round 212Cali FarquharsonFWashington Spirit[R2 trade 2]Arizona State
Round 213Leah GaltonFSky Blue FCHofstra
Round 214Mallory WeberFWestern New York FlashPenn State
Round 215Christina BurkenroadFOrlando Pride[R2 trade 3]Cal State Fullerton
Round 216Katie BowenDFC Kansas City[R2 trade 4]North Carolina
Round 217Brittany RatcliffeMBoston Breakers[R2 trade 5]Virginia
Round 218Brianne ReedDFC Kansas CityRutgers
Round 219Katie NaughtonDChicago Red StarsNotre Dame
Round 220Alli MurphyMWashington Spirit[R2 trade 6]Texas Tech
Round 321McKenzie BerryhillDPortland Thorns FC[R3 trade 1]Arizona State
Round 322Sarah GordenDChicago Red Stars[R3 trade 2]DePaul
Round 323Erica SkroskiDSky Blue FCRutgers
Round 324Laura LiedleDWestern New York FlashStanford
Round 325Paige NielsenMSeattle Reign FC[R3 trade 3]North Carolina
Round 326Britt EckerstromGKWestern New York Flash[R3 trade 4]Penn State
Round 327Abby SmithGKBoston Breakers[R3 trade 5]Texas
Round 328Alexa NewfieldFFC Kansas CityNorth Carolina
Round 329Caroline CaseyGKSky Blue FC[R3 trade 6]William & Mary
Round 330Summer GreenFSeattle Reign FCNorth Carolina
Round 431Dani WeatherholtMOrlando PrideSanta Clara
Round 432Courtney RaetzmanMChicago Red Stars[R4 trade 1]Kentucky
Round 433Jannelle FlawsFChicago Red Stars[R4 trade 2]Illinois
Round 434Madalyn SchiffelGKWashington Spirit[R4 trade 3]San Francisco
Round 435Adrienne JordanDChicago Red Stars[R4 trade 4]Northern Colorado
Round 436Candace JohnsonDChicago Red Stars[R4 trade 5]Missouri
Round 437Kara Marie WilsonD/MWashington SpiritDuke
Round 438Alex ArlittD/MFC Kansas CityLSU
Round 439Ashleigh EllenwoodFChicago Red StarsArkansas
Round 440Lindsey LukeGKSeattle Reign FCUtah

Draft notes

Round 1:

  1. Orlando Pride Portland Thorns. October 26, 2015: Portland Thorns FC acquired the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft, the first pick in the 2015 Expansion Draft and an international roster spot for the 2016 and 2017 seasons from the Orlando Pride in exchange for forward Alex Morgan and midfielder Kaylyn Kyle.[2]
  2. Boston Breakers Portland Thorns Sky Blue FC. October 26, 2015: Boston Breakers acquired midfielders McCall Zerboni and Sinead Farrelly from Portland Thorns FC in exchange for their first-round (No. 2 overall) and second-round (No. 20 overall) picks in the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft.[3] January 15, 2016: Sky Blue FC acquired the second overall pick in the 2016 draft as well as a first-round and conditional fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft from Portland Thorns FC in exchange for the rights to Nadia Nadim, the third overall pick in the 2016 draft, and a second-round pick in the 2017 draft.[4]
  3. Sky Blue FC Portland Thorns Boston Breakers. January 15, 2016: Sky Blue FC acquired the second overall pick in the 2016 draft as well as a first-round and conditional fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft from Portland Thorns FC in exchange for the rights to Nadia Nadim, the third overall pick in the 2016 draft, and a second-round pick in the 2017 draft.[4] January 15, 2016: Boston Breakers acquired the third overall pick in the 2016 draft, the fourth spot in the Allocation Ranking Order, and future considerations from Portland Thorns FC in exchange for the first overall spot in the Allocation Ranking Order.[4]
  4. Western New York Flash Seattle Reign FC. March 30, 2015: Seattle Reign FC acquired Amber Brooks, the rights to Abby Wambach, and a first round draft pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from Western New York Flash in exchange for Sydney Leroux and Amanda Frisbie.[5]
  5. Portland Thorns FC Seattle Reign FC Houston Dash. August 6, 2015: Portland Thorns FC acquired Lianne Sanderson and a first round pick and 3rd round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for Portland's first round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[6] October 21, 2015: Seattle Reign FC acquired Meghan Klingenberg from the Houston Dash in exchange for Amber Brooks and the 5th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[7]
  6. FC Kansas City Houston Dash. January 13, 2016: Houston Dash acquired FC Kansas City's 1st Round Pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft and an international slot in exchange for Tiffany McCarty and Jessica McDonald.[8]
  7. Chicago Red Stars Western New York Flash. November 10, 2015: Western New York Flash acquired Adriana Leon, Abby Erceg, and the 9th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for Whitney Engen and a 4th round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.[9]
  8. Seattle Reign FC Portland Thorns FC Orlando Pride. August 6, 2015: Portland Thorns FC acquired Lianne Sanderson and a first round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for Portland's first round pick and 3rd round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[6] January 13, 2016: Portland Thorns FC acquired the rights to Lindsey Horan from the Orlando Pride in exchange for the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[10]

Round 2:

  1. Orlando Pride Western New York Flash. December 17, 2015: Western New York Flash acquired Orlando's 2nd round pick (11th overall) in the 2016 NWSL College Draft and Orlando's 1st round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Becky Edwards and the rights to Kristen Edmonds.[11]
  2. Boston Breakers Washington Spirit. November 19, 2015: Boston Breakers sent the 12th pick and the 20th pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft to the Washington Spirit in exchange for Angela Salem.[12]
  3. Portland Thorns FC Washington Spirit FC Kansas City Orlando Pride. January 16, 2015: Portland Thorns FC acquire Jodie Taylor from the Washington Spirit in exchange for the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft and two second round picks (one from the Houston Dash) in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[13] January 16, 2015: FC Kansas City acquired two second round picks in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from the Washington Spirit in exchange for the 19th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft.[14] October 26, 2015: Orlando Pride acquired Sarah Hagen and the 15th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from FC Kansas City in exchange for their 2nd round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.[15]
  4. Houston Dash Portland Thorns FC Washington Spirit FC Kansas City. January 16, 2015: Houston Dash acquired a player to be named later from Portland Thorns FC in exchange for the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft and Houston's 2nd round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[16] January 16, 2015: Portland Thorns FC acquire Jodie Taylor from the Washington Spirit in exchange for the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft and two second round picks (one from the Houston Dash) in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[17] January 16, 2015: FC Kansas City acquired two second round picks in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from the Washington Spirit in exchange for the 19th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft.[18]
  5. Washington Spirit Chicago Red Stars Boston Breakers. June 17, 2015: Washington Spirit acquired an international slot for the remainder of the 2015 season and the 2016 season from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for Washington's 2nd and 3rd round picks in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[19] November 23, 2015: Boston Breakers acquired Whitney Engen, the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft, and a 2nd round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for Alyssa Naeher and the 22nd overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[20]
  6. Seattle Reign FC Boston Breakers Portland Thorns FC Boston Breakers Washington Spirit. August 6, 2015: Boston Breakers acquired a 2nd round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for the rights to Lianne Sanderson[6] October 26, 2015: Portland Thorns acquired the 2nd overall and 20th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from the Boston Breakers in exchange for Sinead Farrelly and McCall Zerboni.[21] October 26, 2015: Boston Breakers acquired the 20th overall pick and the 35th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from Portland Thorns FC in exchange for Dagný Brynjarsdóttir.[22] November 19, 2015: Boston Breakers sent the 12th pick and the 20th pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft to the Washington Spirit in exchange for Angela Salem.[12]

Round 3:

  1. Orlando Pride Portland Thorns FC. December 10, 2015: Portland Thorns FC acquired Adrianna Franch and the 21st overall pick from the Orlando Pride in exchange for Steph Catley.[23]
  2. Boston Breakers Chicago Red Stars. November 23, 2015: Boston Breakers acquired Whitney Engen, the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft, and a 2nd round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for Alyssa Naeher and the 22nd overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[20]
  3. Portland Thorns FC Seattle Reign FC. August 6, 2015: Portland Thorns FC acquired Lianne Sanderson and a first round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for Portland's first round pick and 3rd round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[6]
  4. Houston Dash Western New York Flash. October 16, 2014: Houston Dash acquired Carli Lloyd from the Western New York Flash in exchange for Becky Edwards, Whitney Engen, and a 3rd round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[24]
  5. Washington Spirit Chicago Red Stars Boston Breakers. June 17, 2015: Washington Spirit acquired an international slot for the remainder of the 2015 season and the 2016 season from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for Washington's 2nd and 3rd round picks in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[19] January 15, 2016: Boston Breakers traded 2016 thirty-second and thirty-fifth overall picks to Chicago Red Stars in exchange for 2016 twenty-seventh overall pick.[4]
  6. Chicago Red Stars Sky Blue FC. January 15, 2016: Sky Blue FC traded 2016 thirty-third and thirty-sixth overall picks to Chicago Red Stars in exchange for 2016 twenty-ninth overall pick.[4]

Round 4:

  1. Boston Breakers Chicago Red Stars. January 15, 2016: Boston Breakers traded 2016 thirty-second and thirty-fifth overall picks to Chicago Red Stars in exchange for 2016 twenty-seventh overall pick.[4]
  2. Sky Blue FC Chicago Red Stars. January 15, 2016: Sky Blue FC traded 2016 thirty-third and thirty-sixth overall picks to Chicago Red Stars in exchange for 2016 twenty-ninth overall pick.[4]
  3. Western New York Flash Washington Spirit. November 13, 2014: Western New York Flash sent Kelsey Wys and their 4th round pick 10th pick to the Washington Spirit in exchange for Chantel Jones.[25]
  4. Portland Thorns FC Boston Breakers Chicago Red Stars. October 26, 2015: Boston Breakers acquired the 20th overall pick and the 35th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft from Portland Thorns FC in exchange for Dagný Brynjarsdóttir.[26] January 15, 2016: Boston Breakers traded 2016 thirty-second and thirty-fifth overall picks to Chicago Red Stars in exchange for 2016 twenty-seventh overall pick.[4]
  5. Houston Dash Sky Blue FC Chicago Red Stars. November 25, 2015: Houston Dash acquired the rights to Chioma Ubogagu from Sky Blue FC in exchange for the 36th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft and a 3rd round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.[27] January 15, 2016: Sky Blue FC traded 2016 thirty-third and thirty-sixth overall picks to Chicago Red Stars in exchange for 2016 twenty-ninth overall pick.[4]

See also

References

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