NWSL draft news

Red Stars take UCLA F Zakiya Bywaters

January 18, 2013
By ESPN.com news services

UCLA forward Zakiya Bywaters was the No. 1 pick in the inaugural National Women's Soccer League's college draft Friday, taken by the Chicago Red Stars during the four-round draft in Indianapolis.

A Las Vegas native, Bywaters made 88 starts in 92 appearances in her four-year college career for the Bruins and was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year in 2012.

"I'm looking forward to helping develop the women's game, ...

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