WPS draft

Olympic vets Heath, Cheney, picked at top of WPS draft

January 15, 2010

Olympic gold medalists Tobin Heath and Lauren Cheney were the top two selections in Friday's Women's Professional Soccer Draft in Philadelphia, with three of Heath's North Carolina teammates following in the first round.

Heath and Cheney are currently in camp with the U.S. national team, along with fellow first-round picks Kelley O'Hara, Brittany Taylor, Casey Nogueira and Alyssa Naeher.

The complete draft list:

FIRST ROUND

1. Atlanta, Tobin Heath, M, North Carolina.
2. Boston-x, Lauren Cheney, F, UCLA.
3. FC Gold, Kelley O Hara, F, Stanford.
4. Chicago, Whitney Engen, D, North Carolina.
5. Los Angeles-x, Nikki Washington, F, North Carolina.
6. Sky Blue FC, Brittany Taylor, D, Connecticut.
7. Washington, Nikki Marshall, D/M/F, Colorado.
8. Los Angeles-x, Casey Nogueira, F, North Carolina.
9. Los Angeles, Kiersten Dallstream, F, Washington State.
10. FC Gold-x, Ali Riley, D, Stanford.
11. Boston-x, Alyssa Naeher, G, Penn State.

SECOND ROUND

12. FC Gold-x, Becky Edwards, D/M, Florida State.
13. Philadelphia, Malorie Rutledge, M, LSU.
14. Los Angeles-x, Michelle Enyeart, F, Portland.
15. Chicago, Jessica McDonald, F, North Carolina.
16. Boston, Jordan Angeli, D, Santa Clara.
17. Saint Louis-x, Kristina Larsen, F, UCLA.
18. Washington, Carly Dobratz, M, Washington State.
19. Saint Louis, Ashlyn Harris, G, North Carolina.
20. FC Gold-x, Kaley Fountain, F, Wake Forest.

THIRD ROUND

21. Atlanta, Blakely Mattern, D, South Carolina.
22. Los Angeles-x, Kiki Bosio, F, Santa Clara.
23. Atlanta-x, Shameka Gordon, D/M, West Florida.
24. Chicago, Kelsey Davis, G, Portland.
25. Los Angeles, Estelle Johnson, D, Kansas.
26. Sky Blue FC, Katie Schoepfer, F, Penn State.
27. Washington, Beverly Goebel, M, Miami.
28. Saint Louis, Amanda Poach, M, Santa Clara.
29. Sky Blue FC-x, Melissa Clarke, M, LSU.

FOURTH ROUND

30. Atlanta, Jill Hutchinson, F, Wake Forest.
31. Philadelphia, Kelly Henderson, D/M, Boston College.
32. FC Gold, Erin Guthrie, G, Rutgers.
33. Chicago, Michele Weissenhofer, F, Notre Dame.
34. Boston, Katherine Reynolds, D, Santa Clara.
35. Sky Blue FC, Danielle Johnson, D, Mississippi.
36. Washington, Kristi Eveland, D, North Carolina.
37. Saint Louis, Veronica Perez, M/F, Washington.
38. Los Angeles, Mary Casey, G, Maryland.

FIFTH ROUND

39. Atlanta, Mallori Lofton-Malachi, G, South Florida (traded to Philadelphia).
40. Philadelphia, Carrie Patterson, F, Georgia (traded to Atlanta).
41. FC Gold, Ashley Bowyer, M/D, Ohio State.
42. Chicago, Sophie Reiser, M/F, Columbia.
43. Boston, Cynthia Morote-Ariza, F, Loyola-Chicago.
44. Sky Blue FC, Meagan Snell, F, Santa Clara.
45. Washington, Lauren Robertson, G, Ohio State.
46. Saint Louis, Carolyn Blank, M/D, West Virginia.
47. Los Angeles, Lindsay Browne, M/F, Clemson.

SIXTH ROUND

48. Atlanta, Kasey Langdon, F, Oklahoma St.
49. Philadelphia, Jennifer Anzivino, D/M, Rutgers (to Sky Blue FC).
50. FC Gold, Eilzabeth Harkin, D, Arizona State.
51. Chicago, Fiona O Sullivan, M/F, San Francisco.
52. Boston, Carly Peetz, D, Nebraska.
53. Sky Blue FC, Kelly Isleib, M, Utah.
54. Washington, Mara Osher, D/M, Boston U.
55. Saint Louis, Sarah Teegarden, M, Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
56. Boston, Gina DiMartino, M/F, Boston College (pick traded from Los Angeles)

SEVENTH ROUND

57. Atlanta, Shaneka Gordon, F, West Florida.
58. Philadelphia, Caitlin Farrell, D, Wake Forest.
59. FC Gold, Lauren Wilmoth, D, UCLA.
60. Chicago, Jackie Santacaterina, M, Illinois.
61. Boston, Casey Brown, D, Boston U.
62. Philadelphia, Danielle Collins, D/M, William & Mary.
63. Washington, Caitline Miskel, M/F, Virginia.
64. Saint Louis, Elisabeth Redmond, M, Duke.
65. Boston, Taryn Hemmings, F, Denver.

x-selection via trade.


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