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NWSL College Draft 2014

NWSL college draft 2014 took place on Friday, January 17, 2014
NWSL college draft 2014 took place on Friday, January 17, 2014
Graphic by Patricia La Bella

There's always a lot of hype around any draft day and National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Draft 2014 was no different. Well, maybe a little different because these young college standouts actually have a league to be drafted into. Sure, there have been various women's pro leagues over the years, but for now, we have the NWSL and there seems something substantial to it – or so we hope.

And the caliber of the athletes coming out of college in 2014 are above and beyond any class we've seen before. At least, not until next year's college draft.

Here's how NWSL Draft Day ended…

Round 1

No. 1 - Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit)

No. 2 - Keali Ohai (Houston Dash)

No. 3 - Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars) (via SRFC)

No. 4 - Vanessa DiBernardo (Chicago Red Stars)

No. 5 - Kassey Kallman (FC Kansas City) (via BOS)

No. 6 - Maya Hayes (Sky Blue FC)

No. 7 – Amanda Frisbie (Seattle Reign FC) (via PTFC)

No. 8 - Nkem Ezurike (Boston Breakers) (via FCKC)

No. 9 - Courtney Verloo (Western New York Flash)

Round 2

No. 10 - Rafaelle Souza (Houston Dash)

No. 11 - *Marissa Diggs (Houston Dash) (via PTFC)*

No. 12 - Morgan Marlborough (FC Kansas City) (via SRFC)

No. 13 - Natasha Anasi (Boston Breakers) (via CRS)

No. 14 - Cloee Colohan (Western New York Flash) (via BOS)

No. 15 - Hayley Haagsma (Sky Blue FC)

No. 16 - Jenna Richmond (FC Kansas City) (via PTFC)

No. 17 - Megan Brigman (Seattle Reign FC) (via FCKC)

No. 18 - Kelsey Wys (Western New York Flash)

Round 3

No. 19 - Frances Silva (FC Kansas City) (Via HOU)

No. 20 - Mandy Laddish (FC Kansas City) (via SRFC / WAS)

No. 21 - Jazmine Reeves (Boston Breakers) (via SRFC)

No. 22 - Hayley Brock (Chicago Red Stars)

No. 23 - Mollie Pathman (Boston Breakers)

No. 24 - Michelle Pao (Sky Blue FC)

No. 25 - Emily Menges (Portland Thorns FC)

No. 26 - Molly Menchel (Washington Spirit) (via SRFC / FCKC)

No. 27 - Annie Steinlage (Western New York Flash)

Round 4

No. 28 – Jordan Jackson (Houston Dash)

No. 29 - Shasta Fisher (Washington Spirit)

No. 30 - Ellen Parker (Seattle Reign FC)

No. 31 - *Elisabeth Sullivan (Portland) (via Washington)*

No. 32 - Jami Kranich (Boston Breakers)

No. 33 - Elizabeth Eddy (Sky Blue FC)

No. 34 - *Kim DeCesare (Boston Breakers) (via PTFC)#

No. 35 - Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City)

No. 36 - Kristen Hamilton (Western New York Flash)

Trades

*Portland traded the 2nd pick of the 2nd round and a player to be announced later to Houston for Meleana Shim; (Portland pick via SRFC/WAS)

*Portland traded 7th pick in the 4th round and their 2nd round pick in the 2015 college draft to Boston for Michelle Betos.

*Washington Spirit traded 4th pick in the 4th round to Portland Thorns FC for Tiffany Weimer (Washington pick via SRFC / CRS)