National Women's Soccer League

Zakiya Bywaters Number 1 Pick in 2012 NWSL Draft

The Chicago Red Stars selected UCLA forward Zakiya Bywaters with the number one overall pick at the National Women’s Soccer League’s Inaugural College draft this morning in Indianapolis.

Here’s how the picks broke down:

First Round:

  1. Chicago Red Stars – Zakiya Bywaters (UCLA)
  2. Washington Spirit – Tiffany McCarty (FSU)
  3. FC Kansas City – Kristie Mewis (Boston College)
  4. Sky Blue FC – Lindsi Lisonbee-Cutshall (BYU)
  5. Boston Breakers – Casey Short (FSU)
  6. Western New York Flash – Adrianna Franch (
  7. Seattle Reign FC – Christine Nairn (Penn State)
  8. Portland Thorns FC – Kathryn Williamson (Florida)

Second Round:

  1. Chicago Red Stars – Rachel Quon (Stanford)
  2. Washington Spirit – Carolina Miller (Virginia)
  3. FC Kansas City – Erika Tymrak (Florida)
  4. Sky Blue FC – Kendall Johnson (Portland)
  5. Boston Breakers – Mariah Noguiera (Portland)
  6. Western New York Flash – Amy Barczcuk (Colorado)
  7. Seattle Reign FC – Mallory Schaffer (William & Mary)
  8. Portland Thorns FC – Nicolette Radovic (Central Florida)

Third Round:

  1. Chicago Red Stars – Taylor Vancil (Florida State)
  2. Washington Spirit – Holly King (Florida)
  3. FC Kansas City – Whitney Berry (Kansas)
  4. Sky Blue FC – Ashley Baker (Georgia)
  5. Boston Breakers – Jo Dragutta (Florida)
  6. Western New York Flash – Victoria DiMartino (Boston College)
  7. Seattle Reign FC – Kristen Meier (Wake Forest)
  8. Portland Thorns FC – Amber Brooks (North Carolina)

Fourth Round:

  1. Chicago Red Stars – Jennifer Hoy (Princeton)
  2. Washington Spirit – Colleen Williams (Dayton)
  3. FC Kansas City – Nia Williams (Missouri State)
  4. Sky Blue FC – Rebecca Kaplan (Maryland)
  5. Boston Breakers – Maddy Evans (Penn State)
  6. Western New York Flash – Jaclyn Logue (Wake Forest)
  7. Seattle Reign FC – Haley Kopmeyer (Michigan)
  8. Portland Thorns FC – Roxanne Barker (Pepperdine)

 

Check back this afternoon with a full analysis of how each team did and what holes still need to be filled with free agency in the upcoming weeks.

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