2015 NWSL College Draft Results

2015 NWSL College Draft Results

The Houston Dash selected University of California Los Angeles and U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Morgan Brian with the first overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft on Friday at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia.

Sky Blue FC used the second overall pick on midfielder Sarah Killion from UCLA. With four of the next five selections in the draft, the Western New York Flash selected defender Abby Dahlkemper and midfielder Samantha Mewis from UCLA with the No. 3 and 4 overall picks before drafting forward Lynn Williams from Pepperdine (No. 6) and midfielder Jaelene Hinkle from Texas Tech (No. 7).

Meanwhile, the Chicago Red Stars made midfielder Stephanie McCaffrey of Boston College (No. 5) before wrapping up the first round with Arin Gilliland from Kentucky (No.8) and defender Danielle Colaprico from University of Virginia (No. 9).

In addition, the NWSL approved four trades during Friday’s draft, involving six teams.

Trades:

* Boston Breakers acquire the rights to Steffaine McCaffrey from the Chicago Red Stars, in exchange for the No. 9 overall and No. 11 overall in the 2015 College Draft.

# Houston Dash acquire a player to be named later from the Portland Thorns FC, in exchange for the No. 18 overall pick in the 2015 College Draft and a second round pick in the 2016 College Draft.

$ Portland Thorns FC acquire Jodie Taylor from the Washington Spirit in exchange for the No. 13 overall pick in the 2015 College Draft and two second round picks (One via HOU) in the 2016 College Draft.

% FC Kansas City have acquired two second round picks in the 2016 College Draft from the Washington Spirit, in exchange for the No. 19 overall pick in the 2015 College Draft.

2015 NWSL College Draft Results

— Round 1 —

No. 1 – Morgan Brian – UVA (Houston Dash)
No. 2 – Sarah Killion – UCLA (Sky Blue FC)
No. 3 – Abby Dahlkemper – UCLA (WNY Flash)
No. 4 – Samantha Mewis – UCLA (WNY Flash)
No. 5 – Stephanie McCaffrey – BC (Chicago Red Stars)
No. 6 – Lynn Williams – Pepperdine (WNY Flash)
No. 7 – Jaelene Hinkle – Texas Tech (WNY Flash)
No. 8 – Arin Gilliland – Kentucky (Chicago Red Stars)
No. 9 – Danielle Colaprico – UVA (Chicago Red Stars)*

— Round 2 —

No. 10 – Kristin Grubka – Florida State (Sky Blue FC)
No. 11 – Sofia Huerta – Santa Clara (Chicago Red Stars)
No. 12 – Shea Groom – Texas A&M (FC Kansas City)
No. 13 – Megan Oyster – UCLA (Washington Spirit) # $
No. 14 – Jamia Fields – Florida State (Boston Breakers)
No. 15 – Havana Solaun – Florida (Seattle Reign FC)
No. 16 – Meghan Streight – Texas A&M (FC Kansas City)
No. 17 – Katelyn Rowland – UCLA (FC Kansas City)
No. 18 – Tatiana Coleman – Central Florida (WNY Flash)

— Round 3 —

No. 19 – Caprice Dydasco – UCLA (Washington Spirit) %
No. 20 – Samantha Lofton – James Madison (Boston Breakers)
No. 21 – Sabrina D’Angelo – South Carolina (Boston Breakers)
No. 22 – Daphne Corboz – Georgetown (Sky Blue FC)
No. 23 – Cara Walls – Wisconsin (Chicago Red Stars)
No. 24 – Bianca Brinson – Texas A&M (Boston Breakers)
No. 25 – Shade Pratt – Maryland (Sky Blue FC)
No. 26 – Jessica Ayers – Colorado College (FC Kansas City)
No. 27 – Nicole Setterlund – Wash. State (Chicago Red Stars)

— Round 4 —

No. 28 – Chioma Ubogagu – Stanford (Sky Blue FC)
No. 29 – Stephanie Verdoia – Seattle Univ. (Boston Breakers)
No. 30 – Whitney Church – Penn State (Washington Spirit)
No. 31 – Carleigh Williams – Central Florida (Houston Dash)
No. 32 – Rachel Tejada – Illinois State (Chicago Red Stars)
No. 33 – Bianca Calderone – Northeastern (Boston Breakers)
No. 34 – Lo’eau LaBonta – Stanford (Sky Blue FC)
No. 35 – Kaysie Clark – Missouri (FC Kansas City)
No. 36 – Kendall Romine – Stanford (Seattle Reign FC)

Source: NWSLSoccer.com

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