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2018 NWSL Mock Draft: First Round

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: January 17, 2018

Change is afoot in the NWSL, with another new team and a new round of players set to join the league during Thursday's NWSL College Draft.

Speculation is rampant about how the draft might unfold, especially with Stanford midfielder Andi Sullivan yet to officially be included on the draft eligilbe lift. The consensus top pick, if she ends up staying out of the fray, it could drastically alter the first round.

MORE: 2018 NWSL Draft Big Board

Regardless, with three teams hold six of the 10 first round picks, trades are inevitable as teams try and figure out the best options on the day. Below is a sample of how the first round might unfold. For the purpose of this exercise, Sullivan is included in the draft list.


1 spirit logo Andi Sullivan  Stanford
2 boston breakers  Savannah McCaskill   South Carolina  F
3 spirit logo Rebecca Quinn  Duke  M/D
4 Gabby Seiler  Florida M/D 
5 Imani Dorsey Duke
6 dash logo Schuyler DeBree Duke D
7 chicago red stars Michaela Abam  West Virginia  F/D
8 Zoey Goralski UCLA
9 Sandra Yu  Notre Dame
10  nc courage Indigo Gibson California D
Related Topics: Pacific 12, SEC
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