2018 NWSL College Draft

The 2018 NWSL College Draft was held on January 18, 2018 at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

2018 NWSL College Draft
General information
SportSoccer
Date(s)January 18, 2018
Time11:00 AM ET
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Overview
40 total selections
First selectionWashington Spirit, (Andi Sullivan)
Most selectionsWashington Spirit (7 picks)
Fewest selectionsOrlando Pride (2 picks)

Format

Results

Round Pick Nat. Player Pos. NWSL Team Notes Previous Team
Round 11Andi SullivanMWashington SpiritStanford University
Round 12Savannah McCaskillFBoston BreakersUniversity of South Carolina
Round 13Rebecca QuinnMWashington Spirit[R1 trade 1]Duke University
Round 14Michaela AbamFSky Blue FC[n 1][R1 trade 2]West Virginia University
Round 15Imani DorseyFSky Blue FCDuke University
Round 16Amandine Pierre-LouisDSky Blue FC[R1 trade 3]West Virginia University
Round 17Haley HansonMHouston Dash[R1 trade 4] University of Nebraska
Round 18Sandra YuMPortland Thorns FC[R1 trade 5]University of Notre Dame
Round 19Gabby SeilerMPortland Thorns FCUniversity of Florida
Round 110Frannie CrouseFNorth Carolina CouragePenn State
Round 211Schuyler DeBreeDWashington SpiritDuke University
Round 212Kimberly KeeverFHouston Dash[R2 trade 1]University of Washington
Round 213Casey MurphyGKSky Blue FC[R2 trade 2]Rutgers University
Round 214Taylor IsomDUtah Royals FC[n 1]Brigham Young University
Round 215Emily BoydGKChicago Red Stars[R2 trade 3]University of California, Berkeley
Round 216Mallory EubanksFWashington Spirit[R2 trade 4]Mississippi State University
Round 217Elizabeth WengerDBoston Breakers[R2 trade 5]Georgetown University
Round 218Indigo GibsonDChicago Red Stars[R2 trade 6]University of California, Berkeley
Round 219Brianna VisalliMChicago Red Stars[R2 trade 7]Pepperdine University
Round 220Rebecca RasmusenMNorth Carolina CourageUniversity of Colorado
Round 321Brittany BasingerDWashington SpiritPenn State
Round 322Ashton MillerMBoston BreakersDuke University
Round 323Nádia GomesFOrlando Pride[R3 trade 1]Brigham Young University
Round 324Megan BuckinghamMChicago Red Stars[R3 trade 2]University of North Carolina
Round 325Allyson HaranDSeattle Reign FC[R3 trade 3]Wake Forest
Round 326Maddie HusterMWashington Spirit[R3 trade 4]Wake Forest
Round 327Zoey GoralskiDChicago Red StarsUCLA
Round 328Veronica LatskoFHouston Dash[R3 trade 5]University of Virginia
Round 329Annabella GeistGKPortland Thorns FC[R3 trade 6]Oregon State
Round 330Abby ElinskyD/MHouston Dash[R3 trade 7]University of North Carolina
Round 431Rachel MooreMWashington SpiritWilliam and Mary
Round 432Joanna BoylesMBoston BreakersUniversity of North Carolina
Round 433Sarah ShimerGKHouston DashUniversity of Washington
Round 434Emma Jane ProctorGKUtah Royals FC[n 1]Duke University
Round 435Kiana PalaciosFSky Blue FCUniversity of California, Irvine
Round 436Celia Jiménez DelgadoD/MSeattle Reign FCUniversity of Alabama
Round 437Alexa BenMChicago Red StarsDePaul University
Round 438Morgan ReidDNorth Carolina Courage[R4 trade 1]Duke University
Round 439Carlin HudsonDNorth Carolina Courage[R4 trade 2]Yale University
Round 440Ryan WilliamsDNorth Carolina CourageTCU

Trades

Round 1:

  1. Houston Dash Washington Spirit. January 16, 2018: Washington Spirit acquired Houston's first overall pick 2018 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Lindsay Agnew and the sixth pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft. [2]
  2. Utah Royals FC Sky Blue FC. December 29, 2017: Sky Blue FC acquired Shea Groom, Christina Gibbons, and the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft from Utah Royals FC in exchange for Kelley O'Hara, Taylor Lytle, and the No. 25 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[4]
  3. Seattle Reign FC Chicago Red Stars Washington Spirit Houston Dash Sky Blue FC. January 12, 2017: Chicago Red Stars acquired Seattle's first overall pick 2018 NWSL College Draft in exchange for the 16th pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. [5] August 21, 2017: Chicago Red Stars acquired Kristie Mewis from the Washington Spirit in exchange for the higher of their two picks in the first round of the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[6]January 16, 2018: Washington Spirit acquired Houston's first overall pick 2018 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Lindsay Agnew and the sixth pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[2]January 18, 2018: In a three-team trade, the Chicago Red Stars acquired Sam Kerr, Nikki Stanton and the No. 15 draft pick from Sky Blue FC, as well as the No. 24 draft pick from the Houston Dash, Houston acquired Christen Press, a 2018 international roster spot, and the No. 7 draft pick from Chicago, and Sky Blue acquired Carli Lloyd, Janine Beckie and the No. 6 draft pick from Houston, as well as Jen Hoy and the No. 13 draft pick from Chicago.[7]
  4. Chicago Red Stars Houston Dash. January 18, 2018: In a three-team trade, the Chicago Red Stars acquired Sam Kerr, Nikki Stanton and the No. 15 draft pick from Sky Blue FC, as well as the No. 24 draft pick from the Houston Dash, Houston acquired Christen Press, a 2018 international roster spot, and the No. 7 draft pick from Chicago, and Sky Blue acquired Carli Lloyd, Janine Beckie and the No. 6 draft pick from Houston, as well as Jen Hoy and the No. 13 draft pick from Chicago.[7]
  5. Orlando Pride Portland Thorns FC. January 18, 2017: Orlando Pride acquired the NWSL rights to Rachel Hill in exchange for their first- and fourth-round picks in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[8]

Round 2:

  1. Boston Breakers Seattle Reign FC Houston Dash. August 31, 2017: Boston Breakers acquired Lindsay Elston and a conditional future pick from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for their 2018 second round pick.[9] August 31, 2017: Seattle Reign FC acquired goalkeeper Lydia Williams from the Houston Dash in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[9]
  2. Houston Dash Chicago Red Stars Sky Blue FC. January 12, 2017: Houston Dash acquired the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[10] January 18, 2018: In a three-team trade, the Chicago Red Stars acquired Sam Kerr, Nikki Stanton and the No. 15 draft pick from Sky Blue FC, as well as the No. 24 draft pick from the Houston Dash, Houston acquired Christen Press, a 2018 international roster spot, and the No. 7 draft pick from Chicago, and Sky Blue acquired Carli Lloyd, Janine Beckie and the No. 6 draft pick from Houston, as well as Jen Hoy and the No. 13 draft pick from Chicago.[7]
  3. Sky Blue FC Chicago Red Stars. January 18, 2018: In a three-team trade, the Chicago Red Stars acquired Sam Kerr, Nikki Stanton and the No. 15 draft pick from Sky Blue FC, as well as the No. 24 draft pick from the Houston Dash, Houston acquired Christen Press, a 2018 international roster spot, and the No. 7 draft pick from Chicago, and Sky Blue acquired Carli Lloyd, Janine Beckie and the No. 6 draft pick from Houston, as well as Jen Hoy and the No. 13 draft pick from Chicago.[7]
  4. Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit. November 10, 2016: Seattle Reign FC acquired Christine Nairn and the NWSL rights to Madalyn Schiffel from the Washington Spirit in exchange for Havana Solaun, the 3rd and 36th overall picks in the 2017 NWSL College Draft, and a second-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[11]
  5. Chicago Red Stars Boston Breakers. January 12, 2017: Chicago Red Stars re-acquired the 11th overall pick of the 2017 NWSL College Draft from the Boston Breakers in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft and a 2018 international roster spot.[10]
  6. Orlando Pride Chicago Red Stars. February 14, 2017: Orlando Pride acquired a 2017 international roster spot from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[12]
  7. Portland Thorns FC Chicago Red Stars. January 12, 2017: Portland Thorns FC acquired the 21st overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for their second- and third-round picks in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[10]

Round 3:

  1. Houston Dash Orlando Pride. April 18, 2017: Houston Dash acquired Camille Levin from the Orlando Pride in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[13]
  2. FC Kansas City Houston Dash Chicago Red Stars. March 10, 2017: FC Kansas City acquired Rebecca Moros from the Houston Dash in exchange for their highest third-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[14] January 18, 2018: In a three-team trade, the Chicago Red Stars acquired Sam Kerr, Nikki Stanton and the No. 15 draft pick from Sky Blue FC, as well as the No. 24 draft pick from the Houston Dash, Houston acquired Christen Press, a 2018 international roster spot, and the No. 7 draft pick from Chicago, and Sky Blue acquired Carli Lloyd, Janine Beckie and the No. 6 draft pick from Houston, as well as Jen Hoy and the No. 13 draft pick from Chicago.[7]
  3. Sky Blue FC Utah Royals FC Seattle Reign FC. December 29, 2017: Utah Royals FC acquired Kelley O'Hara, Taylor Lytle, and the No. 25 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft from Sky Blue FC in exchange for Shea Groom, Christina Gibbons, and the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[4] January 18, 2018: Seattle Reign FC acquired Yael Averbuch and the No. 25 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft from Utah Royals FC in exchange for Diana Matheson.[15]
  4. Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit. January 3, 2017: Seattle Reign FC acquired Diana Matheson from the Washington Spirit in exchange for the NWSL rights to Arielle Ship and a third-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[16]
  5. Orlando Pride Houston Dash. January 23, 2017: Orlando Pride acquired Chioma Ubogagu from the Houston Dash in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[17]
  6. Portland Thorns FC Chicago Red Stars. January 12, 2017: Portland Thorns FC acquired the 21st overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for their second-round and third-round picks in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[10]
  7. North Carolina Courage Houston Dash. December 23, 2017: Western New York Flash acquired the NWSL rights to Rosana in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[18]

Round 4:

  1. Orlando Pride Portland Thorns FC North Carolina Courage. January 18, 2017: Orlando Pride acquired the NWSL rights to Rachel Hill in exchange for their first- and fourth-round picks in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[8] March 8, 2017: Portland Thorns FC acquired Britt Eckerstrom from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for two fourth-round picks in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[19]
  2. Portland Thorns FC North Carolina Courage. March 8, 2017: Portland Thorns FC acquired Britt Eckerstrom from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for two fourth-round picks in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[19]

Notes

  1. New club Utah Royals FC received FC Kansas City's picks in the 2018 College Draft after FC Kansas City ceased operations.[3]

See also

References

  1. "2018 NWSL College Draft to take place on Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. ET". October 26, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  2. Roepkin, Corey. "Dash acquire forward Lindsay Agnew from Washington Spirit". Chron.com. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. Linehan, Meg (November 20, 2017). "NWSL announces that FC Kansas City will cease operations". National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  4. Purdy, Jacqueline (December 29, 2017). "Royals acquire O'Hara, Lytle from Sky Blue FC in exchange for Groom, Gibbons, No. 4 draft pick". NWSL. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  5. Rantz, Susie. "NWSL Draft recap: Laura Harvey got what she wanted". Sounder at Heart. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  6. Buckley, Caitlin. "Washington Spirit trade Kristie Mewis to Chicago Red Stars". Black and Red United. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  7. McCauley, Kevin. "USWNT stars Carli Lloyd and Christen Press, league MVP Sam Kerr, swap teams in blockbuster NWSL trade". SB Nation. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  8. Goldberg, Jamie. "Portland Thorns send Rachel Hill to Orlando Pride, acquire draft picks". Oregon Live. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  9. Rantz, Susie. "Seattle Reign acquire Australian goalkeeper Lydia Williams". Sounder at Heart. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  10. "Complete 2017 NWSL College Draft results". National Women's Soccer League. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  11. Lauletta, Dan. "Reign FC re-acquire Christine Nairn". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  12. Lombardo, Kayla. "Orlando Pride acquire international roster spot from Chicago Red Stars". Excelle Sports. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  13. Roepkin, Corey. "Dash acquire Camille Levin in trade with Orlando Pride". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  14. "FC Kansas City Acquires Becca Moros via Trade". Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  15. "Seattle Reign FC Acquire Yael Averbuch and 2018 NWSL College Draft Pick". Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  16. Rantz, Susie. "Seattle Reign trade for Canadian midfielder Diana Matheson". Sounder at Heart. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  17. Roepkin, Corey. "Dash trade Chioma Ubogagu to Orlando". Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  18. "Houston Dash offseason updates". Vavel.com. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  19. Fillmore, Elisabeth. "Thorns Trade Fourth Round Draft Picks for North Carolina Courage Keeper Eckerstrom". Stumptown Footy. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
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