2017 mock NWSL College Draft

Jennifer Gordon January 11, 2017 89
USC's Morgan Andrews beats WVU's Ashley Lawrence to the header, resulting in an early goal for the Trojans in their College Cup win. (photo courtesy USC Women's Soccer Twitter)

USC’s Morgan Andrews beats WVU’s Ashley Lawrence to the header, resulting in an early goal for the Trojans in their College Cup win. (photo courtesy USC Women’s Soccer Twitter)

Just one day remains before the 2017 NWSL college draft.  It’s a pretty safe bet that the events of the final two days of the countdown will likely bring about changes that turn these predictions on their heads. As it stands right now, Boston holds almost half the first picks so all eyes and a ton of pressure will be on the Breakers.  Here’s a look at how the first round of the NWSL draft could play out in Los Angeles Thursday.

  1. Boston – Rose Lavelle, Wisconsin

There’s a bit more uncertainty surrounding this pick than the league has seen since its inaugural season. In truth, there are two players that the Breakers could select here. Local product Morgan Andrews or Rose Lavelle. Both are extremely talented and would help Boston generate more offense something it needs to do desperately if it wants to climb out of the basement of the league. Lavelle edges out Andrews here quite simply because players that move with the ball like Lavelle does just don’t exist especially on this side of the Atlantic.

  1. North Carolina – Ashley Hatch, BYU

I know I said in my positional rankings that Savannah Jordan would be the first forward off the board, but this is just a perfect fit assuming the Courage wish to continue in the same vein as the Flash. Fast, physical and strong, Hatch makes the gritty type of play this team is known. Trying to stop Jess McDonald, Lynn Williams, and Ashley Hatch would be a challenge for any team in NWSL.  North Carolina also has another pick later in this around to dress more “urgent” needs assuming it chooses to hold onto it.  

  1. Boston – Morgan Andrews, USC

Boston will take the “why not both?” approach to two of the most promising attacking midfield talents the league has seen thus far the college draft. It’s no secret that outstanding attacking midfield talents are in short supply in NWSL.  If the Breakers take both, the team will be in control if another club wants to make a trade. Otherwise, Lavelle did move further back in the Wisconsin midfield this season so that’s also a possibility.

  1. Sky Blue FC -Christina Gibbons, Duke

Okay, this is where it starts to get tricky. It’s hard to imagine that Jordan would fall much further than this if she’s serious about playing in NWSL, however, Sky Blue FC could use another outside back. Outside backs are definitely in shorter supply than forwards in this draft. Add in Gibbons’ recent call-up to the U.S. National Team, albeit at midfield, and this seems a possible route for  Sky Blue to take.

  1. Kansas City – Mandy Freeman, USC

FC Kansas City has a lot of needs but, arguably not at forward, if both Amy Rodriguez and Sydney Leroux return. The team could use some depth at defense though and then use the twelve pick on an attacking midfielder. If you’re looking for defense, who better than a versatile national champion that can play multiple positions in the back as well as function as a defensive midfielder? Freeman would be a great piece for a team looking to rebound from its worst season to date.

  1. Seattle – Savannah Jordan, Florida

Jordan is just too good a play to pass up and Seattle’s head coach and general manager Laura Harvey is known for her affinity for trades. Seattle could scoop her up and then trade her to a team on the outside looking in at this year’s first round. If Jordan’s future lay elsewhere, the Reign would do well to grab Jordan’s former teammate Meggie Dougherty Howard to help fill the void left by the retirement of Keelin Winters.

  1. North Carolina – Kayla Mills, USC

Assuming the Courage hold onto this pick and don’t use it to brokerage a trade for an established player with local ties, the team could use some depth at outside back.  Mills is a player that likes to bomb up and down the flank. She also fits the bill of the type of player fans have grown to expect from this team as she’s fast and strong.

  1. Boston – Maddie Bauer, Stanford

Who gets taken with each of the next two draft picks matters little in terms of the bigger picture unless Boston trades one of these picks. That’s obviously well within the realm of possibility. If the Breakers keep it, look for the team to acquire a center back as Whitney Engen’s future is still unclear (at least publicly). Bauer is a good communicator, who’s known her calmness under pressure and her cerebral approach to the position. She would be a good pickup for a defense that seemed far from calm all too often the last several years.

  1. Boston – Rachel Hill, UConn

Boston will look to add its attacking depth with this pick. The two-time ACC Offensive Player of the Year is a consistent goalscorer at the collegiate level Hill would be a good addition to the Breakers. She’s got a good work rate which makes a candidate to play elsewhere on the field if necessary.

  1. Sky Blue FC- Jane Campbell, Stanford

Sky Blue FC had too many questions at keeper last year. Since the team has no second round picks in the draft, Sky Blue FC will go ahead and try answer those questions once and for all with the best available keeper in the draft.

  • ReignFan

    Whether Jordan really will play in the NWSL or not could really swing this round. Could be a good fit for Seattle, IF she’d play for them.

    Gotta think they need RB. Mathias wasn’t the answer, at least in fan opinions.

    I think Utsugi will be the DM for the Reign. If Harvey knew about Winters retirement in advance, that may be half the reason they recruited her.

    • Steglitz49

      Rumi Utsugi spent 6 seasons in that great soccer academy of Montpellier. She went there before she was 22, before she was part of the WC-11 winning squad.

    • mockmook

      There is no RB in this draft who is worthy of a high pick.

      And I do think Harvey likes a strong midfield above all — so their top pick will be a mid

      • Guest

        ……..Nairn…….
        Utsugi…..Fishock

        Looks pretty strong to me, might be best to go for an OB

        • ReignFan

          Yep, I agree with this one. They could pick up Mills or Freeman for their OB, and both of them have experience in the midfield.

      • Breakers fan

        Do you think you’ll somehow be able to watch the Draft live or will you have other commitments at the time?

        • mockmook

          Looks like I’ll have to watch it on delay (if that is possible)

      • Breakers fan
        • mockmook

          For some reason the link didn’t come through

          • Breakers fan

            Hmm, I just clicked on it and it worked, but if it doesn’t for you just go to youtube and in the search type in

            Serina Kashimoto Butler women’s soccer. There are 2 videos worth watching – one is about her journey to the USA and then there’s a full just action video of her. I think I saw that she was 2nd team all-amercian! She was the Captain of the U17 Japanese national team — she’s a classic Japanese player! Great ball skills. just what you picture when you think of a really good, really small Japanese player. I have to think she’ll get drafted. I mean, her ball skills are probably as good as Lavelle’s.

          • guest

            Chris Henderson at AWK has Serina Kashimoto ranked at #54
            two paragraph write up and link to her highlights on Youtube

          • Steglitz49

            I would draft her as a PR exercise. It would get my team talked about.

          • Breakers fan

            Thanks for that outside source and opinion. I would rate her a lot higher than that after watching her. I bet from outside that a lot of American commentators may have, individually, before the tournament, ranked our U17s and U20s higher than a lot of those small indistinguishable Japanese players, but we saw what the real deal was once the play began. Kashimoto was their U17 captain – she’s damn good. Watch the 12 minutes of her in action in that video. Small but excellent.

          • mockmook

            Thanks!!!

            Does look to have great ball skills — hard to see how good she can be though based on the highlights.

            Plus, the International slot means she won’t be as high on draft boards as she should be.

          • Breakers fan

            Just take your mind back to the U17s and U20 World Cups that were just played. She’s a player on those teams (or could have been, she’s 22, 23 now) — Does that answer “how good can she be?” To me, it does.

            Glad you saw it. Did you watch the one about her story too? Very charming, and powerful too in her determination to come here, learn the language, and that fierce loyalty to go to Butler because their coach was the first one she met! Very Japanese, I loved it.

            Do NOT look at the EQ tomorrow before you watch the draft if you can help it. It’ll be a lot more fun if you know nothing when you watch it. Let that be the carrot that takes you through your day!!!

          • mockmook

            Yes, did watch the profile — she seems to a great person and a great teammate

          • Breakers fan

            I assume it’ll be up on youtube on delay…..I don’t see why they wouldn’t archive it. But I’m not 100% sure.

          • mockmook

            Final mock draft(s)

            http://disq.us/p/1f6v9kv

          • Breakers fan

            Really appreciate all your efforts these last few weeks. You clued me in to some players I didn’t know about or didn’t know were so highly ranked. Will be fun to see how your final compares (it’d be interesting to find in the end your 1 draft that most closely corresponded to what happened) . If you choose to try to wait and see it I hope you encounter no spoilers. But if you can’t wait, enjoy! I think it’d be more fun if you did wait – imagine the suspense you’ll feel watching it unfold in real time. Your choice of course. Good talking college players with you! I really had very few others to do it with.

          • mockmook

            Have really enjoyed learning from you as well!!!

            I’m going to try to watch it as you suggest — we’ll see if I pull it off.

            Not sneaking a peek at the results will be killing me

          • Breakers fan

            Thanks! Yes, fun!

            Just keep yourself as busy as you possibly can. I just did errands for a couple hours, washed some dishes – helped!

            Will check your final additions to your final…

          • mockmook

            I just replied to my “final” draft — incorporating the last second adds

          • Steglitz49

            Maybe the young lady can get a place with Montpellier as Rumi Utsugi did when she was 21 and before she was in the WC-11 squad?

          • Breakers fan

            Did you happen to see these all in-game highlights. My mind is blown:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR0cfwb7sF0

          • Bruce

            Omg. A college player that actually uses space instead of mindlessly pushing the ball ahead.

            Agree with mockmook It would be a tough call to draft her as an international, though.

          • Breakers fan

            I’d take her in a heartbeat, well, actually no, 1/10th of a heartbeat. 🙂 I would.

  • Steglitz49

    I enjoy that photo. Ashley Lawrence has joined PSG while her teammate Kadeisha Buchanan is playing for Lyon. Meanwhile, it looks like Morgan Andrews aand, probably, Savanna Jordan will ply their trades in the NWSL.

  • HOFCToDi

    Book it!

    39. Chicago Red Stars
    Kelli Hubly
    DePaul
    Elk Grove, IL

    • Breakers fan

      Very funny! Would be amazing if that happens. Do you by and large like or dislike this predilection of Dames?

      • HOFCToDi

        Rory Dames reads like an open book. Read the article:

        chicagoredstars.com/chicago-red-stars-reserves-back-in-action-for-2016/

        • Breakers fan

          I see. Most interesting names there to me are Morgan Proffitt, Marquette – I think she’s pretty highly rated and Crystal Thomas, Georgetown, who I liked a lot in the 1 game I saw her in. If he likes them then I expect him to go after them. Maybe the one you mention too, but it’ll depend on how they evaluated her – they had an entire season to see her on their Reserve squad. Same goes for the ones I mentioned too.

          • HOFCToDi

            I would not be shocked if Proffitt is drafted 28th overall.

            topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer-articles/2017-nwsl-college-draft-tracker_aid41314

          • Breakers fan

            You don’t think they’ll go for her before then? What positions do you hope for with your first 3 picks?

          • HOFCToDi

            See above.

            Starters
            Flank midfielder(s) – two
            Centerback(s) – one

            Backups
            Fullback(s) – one
            Defensive midfielder(s) – one

          • HOFCToDi

            Crystal Thomas

            guhoyas.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/crystal_thomas_915345.html

            Sorry … but Elgin, IL. No car pool for you!

          • Breakers fan

            She’s good. Hustles like a woman possessed and has some skills too. I’d like her on my team.
            The car pool line is funny. Find your own way to practice, Crystal!

          • Breakers fan

            So back to my question – what position are you hoping for the most?

          • HOFCToDi

            Flank midfielders. Lori Chalupny was never adequately replaced. Taylor Comeau is not the answer. Alyssa Mautz landed in the doghouse.

            Centerback(s). Samantha Johnson is a roaring tire fire.

          • Breakers fan

            Thanks. Do you feel that Dames sees these problems as you do? That he will pursue players at those positions first?

          • HOFCToDi

            Well ……. either Rory Dames is blind as a bat or in complete denial. The Chicago Red Stars don’t need anymore forwards:

            Hoy
            Huerta
            McCaffrey
            Press
            Walls

          • Breakers fan

            Possible he’ll go for best player available with his first pick – meaning it could be one of your back-up position picks, or conceivably a forward, IF he really likes a specific player still on the board. But best case scenario of course is that he likes a player at one of the positions you list first the most, or, enough to take her.

          • HOFCToDi

            A forward? If Rory Dames drafts a forward, I will lead the pitchfork and torch crowd.

            i0.wp.com/www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/files/2012/12/simpsons_mob.gif

          • Breakers fan

            Just saying, that’s what a “best player available” approach IS and HAS led people to do on occasion.

          • HOFCToDi

            Summer Green does not approve your message.

            chicagoredstars.com/redstars-acquire-summergreen/

            Summer Green – North Carolina Tar Heels bio

            goheels.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=210268311&DB_OEM_ID=3350

          • Breakers fan

            Forgot about her. Yes, I HIGHLY doubt they’ll take a forward with their first pick. Keep this name in mind. A hunch I have: Stephanie Ribeiro. Midfielder for 3 years, forward last year – led the nation in scoring if I’m not mistaken and in total points.

          • HOFCToDi

            Remember this name:

            Vanessa DiBernardo

            The Chicago Red Stars do not need another starting central midfielder.

            Flank Midfielders, Flank Midfielders, Flank Midfielders, ………

          • Breakers fan

            Glad I got my comment in before your post. Flank…….mockmook thought of this ages ago: Vasconcelos, BYU, if she’s still available. Payne could happen too, as others have noted as well. I’d take the former first. No doubt there are others. Have you come up with any in your research?

          • HOFCToDi

            2017 NWSL Draft Rankings: Nos. 11-20

            topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer-articles/2017-nwsl-draft-rankings:-nos-11-20_aid41304

            11. Michele Vasconcelos, BYU

          • Breakers fan

            You should probably pray she’s on the board when the Red Stars pick.

          • HOFCToDi

            2017 NWSL Draft Rankings: Nos. 21-30

            22. Toni Payne, Duke
            I consider Toni Payne more of a boom or bust prospect.

          • HOFCToDi

            Trade up with Sky Blue. #12 and #28 for #10 and #30.

          • Breakers fan

            Worth a try – that trade. Doubtful as 12 to 10 could be seen as a lot more valuable than dropping from 28 to 30.

          • Som Termanni

            Close enough!

          • HOFCToDi

            Nailed it!

          • Breakers fan

            Got another flanker possibility for you: Savannah Levin, a national champion. Animal – good tough, smart player.

          • Breakers fan

            Remembered: Ribeiro is more of a CAM than a flank player, so….maybe not.

          • Steglitz49

            Injured people tend not to fit in anywhere till they are thoroughly whole again. Ask Casey Short and Adrianna Franch if you don’t believe me.

          • Steglitz49

            Lost the 2014 season to injury. What sort of injury? At 5’4″ she falls into the Pugh and Dunn bracket.

      • HOFCToDi

        Five NWSL Draft Sleepers for 2017

        topdrawersoccer.com/article/?articleId=41315&categoryId=21

        You need a subscription. Yes, Kelli Hubly is on the list.

        • Breakers fan

          Can you provide the 5, please? I don’t feel like forking out money to subscribe there.

          • HOFCToDi

            Five NWSL Draft Sleepers for 2017

            Kelli Hubly, DePaul
            Katie Johnson, USC
            Ellie Boon, Portland
            Diana Poulin, St. John’s
            Marti Corby, Grand Valley State

          • Breakers fan

            Thanks a lot. Gonna check out the ones I don’t know — all except Katie Johnson.

          • HOFCToDi

            2017 NWSL Draft Rankings: Nos. 1-10

            topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer-articles/2017-nwsl-draft-rankings:-nos-1-10_aid41305

            2017 NWSL Draft Rankings: Nos. 11-20

            topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer-articles/2017-nwsl-draft-rankings:-nos-11-20_aid41304

            This one is free.

  • Bruce

    No way Campbell goes in the first round.

    • xanthophobe

      Agreed, although if one team is going to take her, it’s going to be SBFC. I think she goes mid second round.

      • Bruce

        Based on her play this year, she should go undrafted.

        • xanthophobe

          I wouldn’t go that far but it does seem that she’s closer to her ceiling than some might think.

  • KCFan

    I can’t see Boston taking two AM’s in the first round. It would make more sense to take one from each position, either 1-Jordan(F), 3-Andrews(M), 8-Gibbons(D) or 1-Hatch(F), 3-Lavelle(M), 8-Freeman(D). If KC picks up either Andrews, Lavelle or Driesse, we’re a lock to go back to the ‘ship, baby!

    • mockmook

      All of these top mids (and Mills and Freeman) are very versatile — Lavelle played most of the season at DM.

      Don’t see Lavelle dropping past #2 — and Boston needs to fix their midfield first (unless they can get Jordan, know she’ll stay in the USA, then must take her #1).

      Magic Eight Ball says: Welcome back to the ‘ship!!!

      • KCFan

        Thanks for your support!

        I’m doubling down on Andrews now, she even resembles Cheney.

        • Steglitz49

          Holiday, please.

          No Cheney ever played for KC.

    • mockmook

      What happens if they get Gibbons, Payne, and Shaffer?

      (Can’t believe you guys let Driesse go)

  • xanthophobe

    I don’t see NC passing on Gibbons at #2. She’s a local product who can fill a whole bunch of positions (I think she would likely unseat Eddy as the starting RB). Hatch would be nice but they really don’t need attacking talent at the moment.

  • jmclarke

    Maybe I’m just paranoid, but I worry that Laura Harvey is going to pick someone in the first round that Portland really wants, and then she’s going to figure out some kind of poisoned trade to rip something vital out of the Thorns.

    • Steglitz49

      Why not? Sounds like a fun strategy.

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  • Steglitz49

    These comments shows why you should not block HOFCToDi.

    Thanks HOF. Keep up the good work. Don’t let them goad you and get your goat.

  • mockmook

    Final mockmook Mock Draft

    (Assume Jordan 50/50 to come into the NWSL)

    01 . Breakers — Lavelle ( M ) – Wisconsin
    02 . NCFC — Mills, K ( D/M ) – USC
    03 . Breakers — Freeman ( D/M ) – USC
    04 . Sky Blue — Driesse ( M ) – PSU
    05 . FCKC — Fletcher, E ( M ) – Cal
    06 . Reign — Andrews ( M ) – USC
    07 . NCFC — Gibbons ( D/M ) – Duke
    08 . Breakers — Shaffer ( M ) – Virginia
    09 . Breakers — Vasconcelos ( M/F ) – BYU
    10 . Sky Blue — Hatch ( F ) – BYU
    11 . Breakers — Proffitt ( D/M ) – Marquette
    12 . Red Stars — Payne ( M/F ) – Duke
    13 . FCKC — Dougherty-Howard ( M ) – Florida
    14 . Thorns — Jordan ( F ) – Florida
    15 . Dash — Paul, M ( D ) – Georgetown
    16 . Red Stars — Kolander ( F ) – Minnesota
    17 . FCKC — Bauer ( D ) – Stanford
    18 . NCFC — Wagner ( D ) – Clemson
    19 . Spirit — Drennan ( M ) – S.Carolina
    20 . Thorns — Stiever ( M ) – Minnesota
    21 . Red Stars — Hill, R ( F ) – UConn
    22 . Pride — Ribeiro ( F ) – UConn
    23 . Sky Blue — Campbell ( GK ) – Stanford
    24 . Sky Blue — Gardner ( D ) – UNC
    25 . FCKC — Prudhomme ( GK ) – USC
    26 . Reign — Donaldson ( M ) – Mizzou
    27 . Thorns — Boon ( D ) – Portland
    28 . Red Stars — Seabert ( GK ) – Pepperdine
    29 . Spirit — Corby ( M ) – GVSU
    30 . Sky Blue — Iordanou ( D ) – Virginia
    31 . Breakers — Atanda ( M ) – Clemson
    32 . Pride — Onumonu ( F ) – Cal
    33 . Dash — Beal ( D ) – Minnesota
    34 . Sky Blue — Smith, E ( D ) – Rutgers
    35 . FCKC — Johnson, K ( F ) – USC
    36 . Spirit — Jenkins ( F ) – UCLA
    37 . Reign — Ship ( F ) – Cal
    38 . Breakers — Harris, L ( GK ) – UNC
    39 . Red Stars — Byorth, G ( D ) – Clemson
    40 . Thorns — Jesolva ( M ) – Santa Clara

    • mockmook

      Jordan 100% committed to the NWSL:

      (reprise of Beta X.5.0)

      01 . Breakers — Jordan ( F ) – Florida
      02 . NCFC — Lavelle ( M ) – Wisconsin
      03 . Breakers — Mills, K ( D/M ) – USC
      04 . Sky Blue — Freeman ( D/M ) – USC
      05 . FCKC — Driesse ( M ) – PSU
      06 . Reign — Fletcher, E ( M ) – Cal
      07 . NCFC — Gibbons ( D/M ) – Duke
      08 . Breakers — Andrews ( M ) – USC
      09 . Breakers — Vasconcelos ( M/F ) – BYU
      10 . Sky Blue — Hatch ( F ) – BYU
      11 . Breakers — Shaffer ( M ) – Virginia
      12 . Red Stars — Payne ( M/F ) – Duke
      13 . FCKC — Dougherty-Howard ( M ) – Florida
      14 . Thorns — Kolander ( F ) – Minnesota
      15 . Dash — Proffitt ( D/M ) – Marquette
      16 . Red Stars — Stiever ( M ) – Minnesota
      17 . FCKC — Paul, M ( D ) – Georgetown
      18 . NCFC — Bauer ( D ) – Stanford
      19 . Spirit — Drennan ( M ) – S.Carolina
      20 . Thorns — Atanda ( M ) – Clemson
      21 . Red Stars — Hill, R ( F ) – UConn
      22 . Pride — Ribeiro ( F ) – UConn
      23 . Sky Blue — Campbell ( GK ) – Stanford
      24 . Sky Blue — Corby ( M ) – GVSU
      25 . FCKC — Prudhomme ( GK ) – USC
      26 . Reign — Donaldson ( M ) – Mizzou
      27 . Thorns — Boon ( D ) – Portland
      28 . Red Stars — Seabert ( GK ) – Pepperdine
      29 . Spirit — McFarlane ( M ) – UNC
      30 . Sky Blue — Iordanou ( D ) – Virginia
      31 . Breakers — Wagner ( D ) – Clemson
      32 . Pride — Onumonu ( F ) – Cal
      33 . Dash — Beal ( D ) – Minnesota
      34 . Sky Blue — Gardner ( D ) – UNC
      35 . FCKC — Johnson, K ( F ) – USC
      36 . Spirit — Jenkins ( F ) – UCLA
      37 . Reign — Ship ( F ) – Cal
      38 . Breakers — Harris, L ( GK ) – UNC
      39 . Red Stars — Smith, E ( D ) – Rutgers
      40 . Thorns — Thomas, C ( F ) – Georgetown

      • Steglitz49

        It will be interesting to see which of your versions pan out. In either case you have made a sterling contribution to this discussion.

        If Jordan remains unpicked by round 3, I would pick her as an investment. Even if she goes abroad I would own her rights and can trade her.

    • mockmook

      50/50 — Updated with late draft adds:

      01 . Breakers — Lavelle ( M ) – Wisconsin
      02 . NCFC — Mills, K ( D/M ) – USC
      03 . Breakers — Freeman ( D/M ) – USC
      04 . Sky Blue — Driesse ( M ) – PSU
      05 . FCKC — Fletcher, E ( M ) – Cal
      06 . Reign — Andrews ( M ) – USC
      07 . NCFC — Gibbons ( D/M ) – Duke
      08 . Breakers — Shaffer ( M ) – Virginia
      09 . Breakers — Vasconcelos ( M/F ) – BYU
      10 . Sky Blue — Hatch ( F ) – BYU
      11 . Breakers — Proffitt ( D/M ) – Marquette
      12 . Red Stars — Payne ( M/F ) – Duke
      13 . FCKC — Dougherty-Howard ( M ) – Florida
      14 . Thorns — Jordan ( F ) – Florida
      15 . Dash — Paul, M ( D ) – Georgetown
      16 . Red Stars — Kolander ( F ) – Minnesota
      17 . FCKC — Bauer ( D ) – Stanford
      18 . NCFC — Kurtz
      19 . Spirit — Drennan ( M ) – S.Carolina
      20 . Thorns — Stiever ( M ) – Minnesota
      21 . Red Stars — Castleberry
      22 . Pride — Hill
      23 . Sky Blue — Campbell ( GK ) – Stanford
      24 . Sky Blue — Wagner
      25 . FCKC — Prudhomme ( GK ) – USC
      26 . Reign — Donaldson ( M ) – Mizzou
      27 . Thorns — Raben
      28 . Red Stars — Seabert ( GK ) – Pepperdine
      29 . Spirit — Corby ( M ) – GVSU
      30 . Sky Blue — Iordanou ( D ) – Virginia
      31 . Breakers — Johnson, K ( F ) – USC
      32 . Pride — Onumonu ( F ) – Cal
      33 . Dash — Raben
      34 . Sky Blue — Smith, E ( D ) – Rutgers
      35 . FCKC — Gardner
      36 . Spirit — Ribeira
      37 . Reign — Ship ( F ) – Cal
      38 . Breakers — Harris, L ( GK ) – UNC
      39 . Red Stars — Beal
      40 . Thorns — Jesolva ( M ) – Santa

      • guest

        How does Jordan drop all the way from #1 to 14??

        • DNG

          There were some rumors that she might not be committed to playing in the NWSL. I’m not sure I’d personally put her at #1 even if she was committed.

        • mockmook

          She didn’t — the order of my comments in disqus is likely confusing

          The 50/50 “final” drafts assume Jordan has a 50% chance of playing in the NWSL this year — and the 50/50 reply shows players just added to the draft

          The draft with Jordan at #1 assumes Jordan has told the breakers that she will play for them this year

      • Breakers fan

        Castleberry! Raben! Oh, and Kurtz. Any other late, Late adds? Gotta wonder if you enter this late whether it’s …too late….that teams have sort of become firmly cemented with who they want and maybe you were in their plans but by now have kind of learned to live without you. Hope not. It shouldn’t matter all that much. If you liked a player 2 weeks ago and thought about taking her you should still feel the same.

        • mockmook

          I think by waiting it did hurt Raben and Kurtz.

          Obviously, the Spirit are more open minded and picked Castleberry. 🙂

      • DNG

        Thanks for the effort with theses lists. I didn’t get around to watching a lot of college soccer last year but am interested in seeing how it all turns out.

  • HOFCToDi

    Chicago Red Stars Mock Draft

    12. Michele Vasconcelos, BYU
    16. “Bombe Surprise”
    21. Claire Wagner, Clemson or Kristen McNabb, Virginia
    28. Morgan Proffitt, Marquette
    39. Kelli Hubly, DePaul

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    Kirsten Crowley, Florida State
    Casie Ramsier, Auburn