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2016 NWSL draft rewind

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: April 15, 2016

The 2016 National Women’s Soccer League opens this weekend, as teams return to the field for the fourth year of the league.

Back on January 15, 40 college players had their named called at the draft. A number of them landed on final rosters.

Revisit the four rounds of the draft below.

Round 1

1. D Emily Sonnett, Portland Thorns FC (Virginia) – Signed and on the first team roster.

2. M Raquel Rodriguez, Sky Blue FC (Penn State) – Signed and on the first team roster.

3. D Christen Westphal, Boston Breakers (Florida) – Signed and on the first team roster.

4. D Carson Pickett, Seattle Reign FC (Florida State) – Signed and on the first team roster.

5. D Cari Roccaro, Houston Dash (Notre Dame) – Signed and on the first team roster. Injured and will miss the start of the season.

6. F Rachel Daly, Houston Dash (St. John's) – Signed and on the first team roster.

7. F Cheyna Williams, Washington Spirit (Florida State) – Signed and on the first team roster.

8. F Janine Beckie, Houston Dash (Texas Tech) – Signed and on the first team roster.

9. M Michaela Hahn, Western NY Flash (Florida State) – Signed and on the first team roster.

10. D/M Sam Witteman, Orlando Pride (California) – Signed and on the first team roster.

Round 2

11. F Makenzy Doniak, Western NY Flash (Virginia) – Signed and on the first team roster.

12. F Cali Farquharson, Washington Spirit (Arizona State) – Signed and on the first team roster.

13. F Leah Galton, Sky Blue FC (Hofstra) – Not listed on the first team roster, but expected to join the team after finishing school.

14. F Mallory Weber, Western NY Flash (Penn State) – Originally drafted by the Flash, Weber was traded to the Portland Thorns, where she made the final roster.

15. M Christina Burkenroad, Orlando Pride (Cal State Fullerton) – Not listed on the 2016 roster.

16. D Katie Bowen, FC Kansas City (North Carolina) – Signed and on the first team roster.

17. F Brittany Ratcliffe, Boston Breakers (Virginia) – Signed and on the first team roster.

18. D Brianne Reed, FC Kansas City (Rutgers) – Signed and on the first team roster.

19. D Katie Naughton, Chicago Red Stars (Notre Dame) – Signed and on the first team roster.

20. D Alli Murphy, Washington Spirit (Texas Tech) – Not listed on the 2016 roster.

Round 3

21. D/M McKenzie Berryhill, Portland Thorns (Arizona State) – Signed and on the first team roster.

22. D Sarah Gorden, Chicago Red Stars (DePaul) – Signed and on the first team roster.

23. D Erica Skroski, Sky Blue FC (Rutgers) – Signed and on the first team roster.

24. D Laura Liedle, Western NY Flash (Stanford) – Not listed on the 2016 roster.

25. D/M Paige Nielson, Seattle Reign FC (North Carolina) – Not listed on the 2016 roster.

26. GK Britt Eckerstrom, Western NY Flash (Penn State) – Signed and on the first team roster.

27. GK Abby Smith, Boston Breakers (Texas) – Signed and on the first team roster.

28. M Alexa Newfield, FC Kansas City (North Carolina) – Signed and on the first team roster.

29. GK Caroline Casey, Sky Blue FC (William & Mary) – Signed and on the first team roster.

30. F Summer Green, Seattle Reign (North Carolina) – Not listed on the 2016 roster. Suffered an ACL injury at the end of the season.

Round 4

31. M Dani Weatherholt, Orlando Pride (Santa Clara) – Signed and on the first team roster.

32. M Courtney Raetzman, Chicago Red Stars (Kentucky) – Signed and on the first team roster.

33. F Jannelle Flaws, Chicago Red Stars (Illinois) – Not listed on the 2016 roster.

34. Madalyn Schiffel, Washington Spirit (San Francisco) – Not listed on the 2016 roster. Signed with Avaldsnes IL in Norway

35. D Adrienne Jordan, Chicago Red Stars (Northern Colorado) – Not listed on the 2016 roster.

36. D Candace Johnson, Chicago Red Stars (Missouri) – Not listed on the 2016 roster.

37. M Kara Wilson, Washington Spirit (Duke) – Not listed on the 2016 roster.

38. F Alex Arlitt, FC Kansas City (LSU) – Signed and on the first team roster.

39. F Ashleigh Ellenwood, Chicago Red Stars (Arkansas) – Not listed on the 2016 roster. Suffered a season-ending injury in 2015.

40. GK Lindsey Luke, Seattle Reign FC (Utah) – Not listed on the 2016 roster.

 
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