2020 NWSL College Draft

The 2020 NWSL College Draft was held on January 16, 2020 at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.[1]

2020 NWSL College Draft
General information
SportSoccer
Date(s)January 16, 2020
Time11:00 AM ET
LocationBaltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Overview
36 total selections
LeagueNational Women's Soccer League
First selectionSophia Smith, Portland Thorns FC
Most selectionsOrlando Pride (7)
Fewest selectionsHouston Dash (2)
← 2019
2021 →

FormatEdit

  • NWSL teams took turns making their selections over four rounds, with nine picks per round. Draft order was determined by the final 2019 regular season standings.
  • The draft was broadcast live via the NWSL website, Facebook and YouTube.[2]
  • Final list of registered players was released on January 15, 2020.[3]

Current draft orderEdit

Round Pick Nat. Player Pos. NWSL Team Notes Previous Team
Round 1 1   Sophia Smith F Portland Thorns FC [R1 trade 1] Stanford
2   Morgan Weaver F Portland Thorns FC [R1 trade 2] Washington State University
3   Taylor Kornieck M Orlando Pride [R1 trade 3] University of Colorado
4   Ashley Sanchez F Washington Spirit [R1 trade 4] UCLA
5   Evelyne Viens F Sky Blue FC [R1 trade 5] University of South Florida
6   Aleandra Watt F North Carolina Courage [R1 trade 6] Texas A&M
7   Courtney Petersen D Orlando Pride [R1 trade 7] University of Virginia
8   Tziarra King F Utah Royals FC [R1 trade 8] NC State
9   Kelcie Hedge M Reign FC [R1 trade 9] Santa Clara University
Round 2 10   Konya Plummer D Orlando Pride University of Central Florida
11   Kaleigh Riehl D Sky Blue FC Penn State
12   Kate Del Fava M Utah Royals FC [R2 trade 1] Illinois State University
13   Natalie Jacobs M Washington Spirit [R2 trade 2] University of Southern California
14   Phoebe McClernon D Orlando Pride [R2 trade 3] University of Virginia
15   Julia Bingham D Chicago Red Stars [R2 trade 4] University of Southern California
16   Camryn Biegalski D Chicago Red Stars [R2 trade 5] University of Wisconsin
17   Averie Collins M Washington Spirit [R2 trade 6] Washington State University
18   Bridgette Andrzejewski F Houston Dash [R2 trade 7] University of North Carolina
Round 3 19   Zoe Morse M Chicago Red Stars [R3 trade 1] University of Virginia
20   Amanda McGlynn GK Sky Blue FC Virginia Tech
21   Cheyenne Shorts D Orlando Pride [R3 trade 2] University of Denver
22   Chloe Castaneda F Houston Dash [R3 trade 3] UCLA
23   Katie McClure F Washington Spirit University of Kansas
24   Ella Stevens F Chicago Red Stars [R3 trade 4] Duke University
25   Meghan Nally D Portland Thorns FC Georgetown University
26   Abi Kim F Orlando Pride [R3 trade 5] University of California
27   Sinclaire Miramontez D North Carolina Courage University of Nebraska
Round 4 28   Addisyn Merrick D North Carolina Courage [R4 trade 1] University of Kansas
29   Chantelle Swaby M Sky Blue FC Rutgers
30   Chelsee Washington M Orlando Pride [R4 trade 2] Bowling Green
31   Cyera Hintzen F Utah Royals FC University of Texas
32   Kaiya McCullough D Washington Spirit UCLA
33   Samantha Hiatt M Reign FC Stanford
34   Meg Brandt M Reign FC [R4 trade 3] University of Nebraska
35   Aerial Chavarin F Chicago Red Stars Yale
36   Brianne Folds M North Carolina Courage Auburn University

TradesEdit

Round 1:

  1. ^ Orlando Pride → Portland Thorns FC. Portland Thorns FC received Orlando Pride’s No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for the No. 7 and No. 14 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft, Emily Sonnett and the rights to Caitlin Foord.[4]
  2. ^ Sky Blue FC → Chicago Red Stars → Portland Thorns FC. Portland Thorns FC acquired the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for the No. 15 and No. 16 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and $70,000 of allocation money. Chicago Red Stars acquired the No. 2 and No. 3 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft from Sky Blue FC in exchange for the No. 4 and No. 5 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and $80,000 of allocation money.[5]
  3. ^ Houston Dash → Chicago Red Stars → Sky Blue FC → Chicago Red Stars → Orlando Pride. Orlando Pride acquired the No. 3 and No. 26 picks in the 2020 NWSL College draft in exchange for the No. 19 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft, Orlando's natural first-round selection in the 2021 NWSL College Draft, Rachel Hill and $50,000 of allocation money. Chicago Red Stars acquired the No. 2 and No. 3 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft from Sky Blue FC in exchange for the No. 4 and No. 5 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and $80,000 of allocation money.[5] Sky Blue FC received Chicago Red Stars’ highest first-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Savannah McCaskill.[6] Chicago Red Stars' highest first-round pick was acquired from Houston Dash along with Christen Press in exchange for Sofia Huerta and Taylor Comeau.[7]
  4. ^ Utah Royals FC → Chicago Red Stars → Sky Blue FC → Washington Spirit. Washington Spirit acquired the No. 4, No. 13 and No. 17 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and a first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft from Sky Blue FC in exchange for Mallory Pugh.[8] Sky Blue FC acquired the No. 4 and No. 5 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and $80,000 allocation money from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for the No. 2 and No. 3 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[5] Chicago Red Stars acquired Utah Royals FC's first and second-round picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft as well as the number one overall 2019 NWSL College Draft pick, another first-round draft pick in 2019 and Utah's natural first-round pick in 2021 in exchange for the rights to Christen Press and Samantha Johnson.[7]
  5. ^ Washington Spirit → Chicago Red Stars → Sky Blue FC. Sky Blue FC acquired the No. 4 and No. 5 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and $80,000 of allocation money from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for the No. 2 and No. 3 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[5] Chicago Red Stars acquired Washington Spirit's natural first-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and a third-round pick (No. 20) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft in exchange for a first-round pick (No. 7) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.[9]
  6. ^ Reign FC → Chicago Red Stars → North Carolina Courage. North Carolina Courage acquired the No. 6 pick from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for the No. 9 and No. 18 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[10] Chicago Red Stars had acquired Reign FC's natural first-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for a 2019 international roster spot.[11]
  7. ^ Portland Thorns FC → Orlando Pride. Orlando Pride received Portland Thorns FC’s No. 7 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft as well as the No. 14 pick, Emily Sonnett and the rights to Caitlin Foord in exchange for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[4]
  8. ^ Chicago Red Stars → Utah Royals FC. Utah Royals FC acquired Chicago Red Stars' natural first-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for $60,000 of allocation money.[12]
  9. ^ North Carolina Courage → Chicago Red Stars → Reign FC. Reign FC acquired the No. 9 pick in the 2020 NWSL College draft from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for Reign FC’s natural third-round pick (No. 24) in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and natural first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft.[13] Chicago Red Stars had received North Carolina Courage’s No. 9 pick as well as the No. 18 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for the No. 6 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[10]

Round 2:

  1. ^ Houston Dash → Utah Royals FC. Utah Royals FC received Houston Dash’s natural second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and natural second-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Utah Royals FC's third-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and Katie Stengel.[14]
  2. ^ Utah Royals FC → Chicago Red Stars → Sky Blue FC → Washington Spirit. Washington Spirit acquired the No. 4, No. 13 and No. 17 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and a first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft from Sky Blue FC in exchange for Mallory Pugh.[8] Sky Blue FC received Chicago Red Stars’ highest first-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Savannah McCaskill.[6] Chicago Red Stars had acquired the pick from Utah Royals FC along with a 2020 first-round pick, the number one overall 2019 NWSL College Draft pick, another first-round draft pick in 2019 and Utah's natural first-round pick in 2021 in exchange for the rights to Christen Press and Samantha Johnson.[7]
  3. ^ Washington Spirit → Portland Thorns FC → Orlando Pride. Orlando Pride received Portland Thorns FC’s No. 14 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft as well as the No. 7 pick, Emily Sonnett and the rights to Caitlin Foord in exchange for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[4] Portland Thorns FC acquired Washington Spirit's natural second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and a fourth-round pick (No. 31) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft in exchange for a second-round pick (No. 17) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.[9]
  4. ^ Reign FC → Portland Thorns FC → Chicago Red Stars. Chicago Red Stars acquired he No. 15 and No. 16 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and $70,000 of allocation money from Portland Thorns FC in exchange the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[5] Portland Thorns FC received Reign FC's natural second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and Caitlin Foord in exchange for Allie Long.[15]
  5. ^ Portland Thorns FC → Chicago Red Stars. Chicago Red Stars acquired he No. 15 and No. 16 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and $70,000 of allocation money from Portland Thorns FC in exchange the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[5]
  6. ^ Chicago Red Stars → Sky Blue FC → Washington Spirit. Washington Spirit acquired the No. 4, No. 13 and No. 17 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and a first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft from Sky Blue FC in exchange for Mallory Pugh.[8] Sky Blue FC received Chicago Red Stars’ highest second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and a first-round pick (No. 6) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Katie Johnson.[16]
  7. ^ North Carolina Courage → Chicago Red Stars → Houston Dash. Houston Dash acquired the No. 18 pick and Katie Naughton from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for Kealia Ohai.[17] Chicago Red Stars had received the No. 9 pick from North Carolina Courage along with the No. 18 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for the No. 6 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[10]

Round 3:

  1. ^ Orlando Pride → Chicago Red Stars. Chicago Red Stars acquired the No. 19 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft, Orlando's natural first-round selection in the 2021 NWSL College Draft, Rachel Hill and $50,000 of allocation money in exchange for the No. 3 and No. 26 picks in the 2020 NWSL College draft.[5]
  2. ^ Houston Dash → Orlando Pride. Orlando Pride received Houston Dash’s natural third and fourth-round picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Christine Nairn.[18]
  3. ^ Utah Royals FC → Houston Dash. Houston Dash received Utah Royals FC’s natural third-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and Katie Stengel in exchange for Houston Dash's natural second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 NWSL College Drafts.[14]
  4. ^ Reign FC → Chicago Red Stars. Chicago Red Stars acquired Reign FC's natural third-round pick (No. 24) in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and natural first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft in exchange for a first-round pick (No. 9) in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[13]
  5. ^ Chicago Red Stars → Orlando Pride. Orlando Pride acquired the No. 3 and No. 26 picks in the 2020 NWSL College draft in exchange for the No. 19 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft, Orlando's natural first-round selection in the 2021 NWSL College Draft, Rachel Hill and $50,000 of allocation money.[5]

Round 4:

  1. ^ Orlando Pride → North Carolina Courage. North Carolina Courage received Orlando Pride’s natural fourth-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Morgan Reid.[19]
  2. ^ Houston Dash → Orlando Pride. Orlando Pride received Houston Dash’s natural third and fourth-round picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Christine Nairn.[18]
  3. ^ Portland Thorns → Reign FC. Reign FC received Portland Thorns FC’s natural fourth-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Christen Westphal.[20]

Future draft tradesEdit

2021 NWSL College Draft trades

  • Round 1, Utah Royals FC → Chicago Red Stars. June 18, 2018: Chicago Red Stars acquired the natural first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft as well as a first (No. 4) and second-round (No. 13) pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and two first-round picks (No. 1 and No. 7) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft from Utah Royals FC in exchange for the rights to Christen Press and Samantha Johnson.[21]
  • Round 1, Portland Thorns FC → Sky Blue FC. January 8, 2020: Sky Blue FC acquired the natural first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft and Margaret Purce from Portland Thorns FC in exchange for Raquel Rodríguez.[22]
  • Round 1, Reign FC → Chicago Red Stars. January 10, 2020: Chicago Red Stars acquired the natural first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft and natural third-round pick (No. 24) in the 2020 NWSL College Draft from Reign FC in exchange for a first-round pick (No. 9) in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[23]
  • Round 1, Orlando Pride → Chicago Red Stars. January 16, 2020: Chicago Red Stars acquired the natural first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft, the No. 19 pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft, Rachel Hill and $50,000 of allocation money in exchange for the No. 3 and No. 26 picks in the 2020 NWSL Draft.[24]
  • Round 1, Sky Blue FC → Washington Spirit. January 16, 2020: Washington Spirit acquired a first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft and the No. 4, No. 13 and No. 17 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft from Sky Blue FC in exchange for Mallory Pugh.[25]
  • Round 2, Chicago Red Stars → Utah Royals FC. December 19, 2019: Utah Royals FC acquired the natural second-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for Makenzy Doniak.[26]
  • Round 2, Houston Dash → Utah Royals FC. January 8, 2020: Utah Royals FC acquired the natural second-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft and natural second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft from Houston Dash in exchange for Utah Royals FC's third-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and Katie Stengel.[27]
  • Round 2, Reign FC → Orlando Pride. January 22, 2020: Orlando Pride acquired the natural second-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft from Reign FC in exchange for Dani Weatherholt.[28]
  • Round 4, North Carolina Courage → Sky Blue FC. January 10, 2020: Sky Blue FC acquired a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft and McCall Zerboni from North Carolina Courage in exchange for Hailie Mace. The pick is subject to Mace signing with North Carolina in the 2020 season.[29]

2022 NWSL College Draft trades

SummaryEdit

Selections by college athletic conferenceEdit

Conference Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
ACC 2 2 3 0 7
American 1 1 0 0 2
Big East 0 0 1 0 1
Big Ten 0 2 1 2 5
Big 12 0 0 1 2 3
Ivy League 0 0 0 1 1
Mid-American 0 0 0 1 1
Missouri Valley 0 1 0 0 1
Pac-12 4 3 2 2 11
SEC 1 0 0 1 2
Summit 0 0 1 0 1
West Coast 1 0 0 0 1

Schools with multiple draft selectionsEdit

Selections Schools
3 UCLA, University of Virginia
2 Stanford, University of Kansas, University of Nebraska, University of Southern California, Washington State University

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 NWSL Draft to take place in Baltimore, MD on January 16". www.nwslsoccer.com.
  2. ^ "NWSL announces 2020 College Draft broadcast details and talent". NWSL.
  3. ^ "NWSL 2020 College Draft". www.nwslsoccer.com.
  4. ^ a b c "Orlando Pride Trades for Emily Sonnett, Rights to Caitlin Foord and Pair of 2020 Draft Picks". www.orlandocitysc.com.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Chicago Acquires Rachel Hill, Drafts Five in 2020 NWSL College Draft". www.chicagoredstars.com.
  6. ^ a b "Sky Blue FC Acquires First & Second Round Picks in 2020 NWSL College Draft". www.skybluefc.com.
  7. ^ a b c "Chicago Acquires Brooke Elby and Six NWSL College Draft Picks". www.chicagoredstars.com.
  8. ^ a b c "Sky Blue FC Acquires Mallory Pugh from the Washington Spirit". www.skybluefc.com.
  9. ^ a b "Every pick of the 2019 NWSL College Draft". www.nwslsoccer.com.
  10. ^ a b c Brown, Morgan (January 6, 2020). "NC Courage Acquires Sixth Overall Pick in 2020 NWSL Draft in Trade with Chicago Red Stars". North Carolina Courage.
  11. ^ "Reign FC 2019 Roster Announced". www.reignfc.com.
  12. ^ "Utah Royals FC acquires first round draft pick in 2020 NWSL college draft". www.rsl.com.
  13. ^ a b "Reign FC Acquires First Round Pick in 2020 College Draft". www.reignfc.com.
  14. ^ a b "Houston Dash acquire forward Katie Stengel from Utah Royals FC". www.houstondynamo.com.
  15. ^ "Thorns FC acquire rights to Caitlin Foord, 2020 NWSL draft pick from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for Allie Long". www.timbers.com.
  16. ^ "Katie Johnson traded from Sky Blue FC to Chicago Red Stars". NWSL.
  17. ^ "Red Stars Acquire Kealia Ohai". Chicago Red Stars. January 6, 2020.
  18. ^ a b "Dash acquire MF Christine Nairn in trade with Orlando Pride". www.houstondynamo.com.
  19. ^ "Orlando Pride Acquires Defender Morgan Reid From NC Courage". www.orlandocitysc.com.
  20. ^ "Reign FC selected three players in 2020 College Draft". Reign FC. January 17, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  21. ^ "Chicago Acquires Brooke Elby and Six NWSL College Draft Picks". Chicago Red Stars. June 18, 2018.
  22. ^ "Sky Blue FC Acquires Margaret "Midge" Purce from Portland Thorns FC". Sky Blue FC. January 8, 2020.
  23. ^ "Reign FC Acquires First Round Pick in 2020 College Draft". www.reignfc.com. January 10, 2020.
  24. ^ "Chicago Acquires Rachel Hill, Drafts Five in 2020 NWSL College Draft". www.chicagoredstars.com. January 16, 2020.
  25. ^ "Sky Blue FC Acquires Mallory Pugh from the Washington Spirit". www.skybluefc.com. January 16, 2020.
  26. ^ "Chicago Acquires Makenzy Doniak". Chicago Red Stars. December 19, 2019.
  27. ^ "Houston Dash acquire forward Katie Stengel from Utah Royals FC". www.houstondynamo.com. January 8, 2020.
  28. ^ "Orlando Pride Acquires 2021 Second Round Draft Pick From Reign FC". www.orlandocitysc.com. January 22, 2020.
  29. ^ "North Carolina Courage Trade McCall Zerboni to Sky Blue FC for the Rights to Hailie Mace". www.nccourage.com. January 10, 2020.
  30. ^ "Sofia Huerta and Amber Brooks Acquired in Trade with Dash". Reign FC. February 3, 2020.

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