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145 players initially declare for 2016 NWSL Draft

Penn State forward and Costa Rica international Raquel Rodriguez has declared for the 2016 NWSL Draft. (Photo: Penn State Athletics)

Penn State forward and Costa Rica international Raquel Rodriguez has declared for the 2016 NWSL Draft. (Photo: Penn State Athletics)

The initial list of 145 players declared for the 2016 NWSL College Draft was released by the league on Wednesday. Forty players will be selected in the draft on Jan. 15 in Baltimore, Md.

Noticeably absent from the list is Florida State defender Megan Campbell, an Irish international who is one of the top talents in her graduating class. Players have until Jan. 14 — the day prior — to declare for the draft. A player must declare for the draft in order to play in the NWSL in 2016.

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Notably on the list of eligible players is Penn State star Raquel Rodriguez, who is a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, which on Friday will be given to college soccer’s top player. Rodriguez’s professional future will be interesting to track as she would likely have offers from Europe and she would take up a coveted international roster spot for any NWSL team. Rodriguez scored the game-winning goal to lift Penn State to its first College Cup title with a 1-0 win over Duke last month.

The full preliminary list of players eligible for the 2016 NWSL College Draft:

Name Position(s) College Hometown
Sarah Adams D/M/F Georgetown University San Diego, Calif.
Ashley Alonzo M/F Sam Houston State University Dallas, Texas
Alex Alugas F University of San Francisco Los Altos, Calif.
Alex  Arlitt D/M Louisiana State University Houston, Texas
Jasmine  Arollo M/F Dixie State University Glendale, Ariz.
Saundra Baron GK East Carolina University Greensboro, N.C.
Morgan Batcheller D/M California State University, Fullerton Carlsbad, Calif
Nicole Baxter M/F William & Mary Pennington, N.J.
Kelly Beck D/M Seattle University Tacoma, Wash.
Janine Beckie F Texas Tech University Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Nicole Belfonti M/F The George Washington University Galloway, N.J.
McKenzie Berryhill D/M Arizona State University Phoenix, Ariz.
Halle Bissin D/M University of San Francisco Huntington Beach, Calif.
Emma  Blackwell D/M Florida Gulf Coast University Tulsa, Okla.
Jocelyn Blankenship M Loyola Marymount University Clovis, Calif.
Melissa Blevins D/M/F Seton Hall University Voorhees, N.J.
Sierra Bonham GK North Dakota State University Red Deer, Alberta
Katie Bowen D/M Univeristy of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Auckland, New Zealand
Camilla Braga Rodrigues M/F Christian Brothers University Red Deer, Alberta
Beau Bremer D/M/F Washington State University Phoenix, Ariz.
Kelsey Brouwer GK Middle Tennessee State University Franklin, Tenn.
Brittany Brown GK Florida Gulf Coast University Rochester, N.Y.
Phoenetia  Browne M/F University of Texas – Austin Piscataway, N.J.
Christina Burkenroad M/F California State University – Fullerton San Diego, Calif.
Bri Campos D/M/F Baylor University Centennial, Colo.
Caroline  Casey GK College of William and Mary Virginia Beach, Va.
Hannah Clark GK University of Iowa Fort Collins, Colo.
Ashley  Clark D/F Campbell University Cary, N.C.
Kaily Cox D/M Oral Roberts University Tulsa, Okla.
Maggie Cropp GK Mercer University San Jose, Calif.
Megan Crosson D/M Santa Clara University Costa Mesa, Calif.
Emily Cubbage D/M St John’s University Rio Rancho, N.M.
Kelly Culicerto D/M Marshall University Charlotte, N.C.
Rachel Daly D/F St John’s University Harrogate, England
Sarah Dilling GK University of Texas – El Paso Calgary, Alberta
Makenzy Doniak F University Of Virginia Chino Hills, Calif.
Britt Eckerstrom GK The Pennsylvania State University Germantown, Md.
Ashleigh Ellenwood F University of Arkansas Michigan City, In.
Claire Falknor D/M University of Florida Dayton, Ohio
Cali Farquharson F Arizona State University Phoenix, Ariz.
Mary-Kathryn Fiebernitz D/M/F Michigan State University Linden, Mi.
Brinkley Field D The University of Texas – Austin Dallas, Texas
Jenna  Fisher M/F Boston University Longmeadow, Mass.
Jannelle Flaws F University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign Glenview, Ill.
Ellen Forrest GK James Madison University Richmond, Va.
Leah Galton D/F Hofstra University Harrogate, England
Alyssa Giannetti GK California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo Yorba Linda, Calif.
Natalia Gomez Junco M Louisiana State University Monterrey, Mexico
Sarah Gorden D DePaul University Elk Grove, Ill.
Summer Green M/F UNC at Chapel Hill Milford, Mich.
Kourtney Guetlein F Washington State University Monument, Colo.
Katrina Guillou M/F University of North Carolina – Wilmington Ft. Washington, Md.
Michaela Hahn M Florida State University Titusville, Fla.
Holly Hargreaves F Rice University New Hope, Pa.
Bryane  Heaberlin GK University of North Carolina St. Petersburg, Fla.
Caity Heap M/F Texas Tech University McKinney, Texas
Haley Helverson D/M/F University of Minnesota West Des Moines, Iowa
Morgan Hilby M/F Loyola Marymount University Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Brecken Holbrook D Weber State University Syracuse, N.Y.
Megan Hunsberger D/M University of Connecticut Bethlehem, Pa.
Candace Johnson D University of Missouri – Columbia Dallas, Texas
Heather Johnson D/M/F Gonzaga University Kennewick, Wash.
Lindsey Jones M/F Abilene Christian University McKinney, Texas
Adrienne Jordan D/F University of Northern Colorado Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jenna  Kalwa D/M North Carolina State University Pennington, N.J.
McKenzie Karas D/M University of Washington Las Vegas, Nev.
Ally Kasun M Florida Gulf Coast University Lancaster, Pa.
Hayley Katkowski M Rutgers University Westford, Mass.
Georgia Kearney-Perry D St. Johns University Tring, England
Jackie Kerestine GK University of North Texas Euless, Texas
Johanna Konrad M Wagner College Volkach, Germany
Madison  Krauser D/M/F University of Colorado – Boulder Irvine, Calif.
Elise Krieghoff F California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo Fresno, Calif.
Sierra Lelii M/F Nova Southeastern University Seminole, Fla.
Laura Liedle D Stanford University San Diego, Calif.
Lindsey Luke GK The University of Utah Newport Beach, Calif.
Casidee Lynch D/M Saint Mary’s College of California Sacramento, Calif.
Sophia Maccagnone M/F Butler University Shelby Twp., Mich.
Zoe Makrigiannis GK San Jose State University Surrey, BC, Canada
Shelby McDaniel M/F Sam Houston State University League City, Texas
Samantha McGuire M/F University of Connecticut Fishkill, N.Y.
Kinley  McNicoll D/M University of Wisconsin Oakville, ONT, Canada
Lindsey Meyer D/M University of Texas – Austin Dallas, Texas
Jodian  Morris M/F Wayland Babtist University Spanish Town, Jamaica
Casey Morrison D Boston College York, Pa.
Silvia Munoz M/F William Penn University Paramount, Calif.
Denali  Murnan M UNLV Arvada, Colo.
Caroline  Murray M/F University of New Hampshire New Canaan, Conn.
Katie  Naughton D University of Notre Dame Chicago, Ill.
Christa Neary D/M University of South Carolina West Deptford, N.J.
Alexa Newfield M/F University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Atlanta, Ga.
Paige  Nielsen D/M/F University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Lincoln, Neb.
Tori Ornela GK California State University – Bakersfield Poway, Calif.
Danielle Patterson D/M/F South Dakota State West Des Moines, Iowa
Samhia Pereira Simao M/F Arkansas State University Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Carson Pickett D/M Florida State University Fleming Island, Fla.
Clare Pleuler M Boston University Gloucester, Mass.
Diana Potterveld F South Dakota State University Fort Collins, Colo.
Jenna Raepple F Colgate University Grand Island, N.Y.
Courtney Raetzman M University of Kentucky Chicago, Ill.
Brittany Ratcliffe M/F University of Virginia Williamstown, N.J.
Brianne Reed D Rutgers University Tinton Falls, N.J.
Chloe Richards M/F University of North Alabama Looe, England
Ashley Riefner M/F University of Richmond Richmond, Va.
Cari Roccaro D/M University of Notre Dame East Islip, N.Y.
Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno M Penn State University San Jose, Costa Rica
Alexis Rossi D University of South Florida Grand Rapids, Mich.
Catalina Rubiano GK Louisiana State University New Orleans, La.
Reagan Russell M/F University of Missouri Sugar Land, Texas
Brianna Ryce D/M/F DePaul University Atlanta, Ga.
Diana Saenz D University of South Florida San Jose, Costa Rica
Liana M. Salazar Vergara M The University of Kansas Bogota, Colombia
Allison Saucier GK University of Connecticut Rocky Hill, Conn.
Kate Scheele GK University of Colorado – Boulder Seattle, Wash.
Madalyn Schiffel GK University of San Francisco Roseville, Calif.
Alison Schmalz D University of Texas – Austin Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Sarah Schweiss M/F Colorado College Monument, Colo.
Jacqueline Simpson D/M University of South Florida Brandon, Fla.
Erica Skroski D/M Rutgers University Galloway, N.J.
Brianna Smallidge GK Seattle University Port Orchard, Wash.
Abby Smith GK University of Texas – Austin Dallas, Texas
Taylor  Smith D/M/F UCLA Fort Worth, Texas
Lauren Smith D/M/F University of Florida Orlando, Fla.
Emily Sonnett D/M/F University of Virginia Atlanta, Ga.
Allie Stephenson M/F Oklahoma State University Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Taylor Stevens D/M Murray State University Fort Wayne, Ind.
Chestley Strother M/F University of Texas – Tyler Whitehouse, Texas
Taylor Sutton M Tennessee Tech University Saint Louis, Mo.
Sydnie Telson D/F University of San Francisco Orange County, Calif.
Dayna Tomayko D/M North Carolina State University Stafford, Va.
Andi Tostanoski GK Santa Clara University Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kailey Utley F West Virginia University St. Louis, Mo.
Spencer Valdespino F Nicholls State University Spring Hill, Fla.
Nicole  Waters M University of Dayton Terra Cotta, Ontario
Dani Weatherholt M Santa Clara University San Clemente, Calif.
Mallory Weber M/F Penn State University Northville, Mich.
Christen Westphal D University of Florida Brecksville, Ohio
Anne  Whipple D/M Saint Mary’s College of California Concord, Calif.
Jessica Widmann M Fordham University East Meadow, N.Y.
Cheyna Williams F Florida State University Hampton, Ga.
Hayley  Wilson M Villanova University Leonardtown, Md.
Samantha Witteman D/M/F University of California – Berkeley Redondo Beach, Calif.
Elise Wyatt F Depaul University Vancouver, BC Canada
Sarah  Zadrazil M/F East Tennessee State University St. Gilgen, Austria
Catherine  Zimmerman M/F Providence College Madison, N.J.

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