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NWSL Draft college-by-college breakdown

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: January 24, 2014

Last week, 36 college players were selected in the NWSL Draft.

And while several of those players may not make their respective team once the preseason is all said and done, the college origin of picks reinforces one of college soccer’s stereotypes: that the ACC is the top women’s soccer conference.

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Of the 36 picks, 14 of them came from an ACC program, and as the list below breaks down, three apiece came from three programs. Given recent success, it’s no surprise to see the teams sending players to the next level.

North Carolina (3): Crystal Dunn, Kealia Ohai, Megan Brigman

Duke (3): Natasha Anasi, Mollie Pathman, Kim DeCesare

Virginia (3): Molly Menchel, Annie Steinlage, Shasta Fisher

Santa Clara (2): Julie Johnston, Morgan Marlborough

Portland (2): Amanda Frisbie, Ellen Parker

Florida State (2): Kassey Kallman, Kelsey Wys

Illinois (1): Vanessa DiBernardo

Penn State (1): Maya Hayes

Michigan (1): Nkem Ezurike

Stanford (1): Courtney Verloo

Mississippi (1): Rafaelle Souza

UCF (1): Marissa Diggs

BYU (1): Cloee Colohan

Texas Tech (1): Hayley Haagsma

UCLA (1): Jenna Richmond

West Virginia (1): Frances Silva

Notre Dame (1): Mandy Laddish

Virginia Tech (1): Jazmine Reeves

Maryland (1): Hayley Brock

Pepperdine (1): Michelle Pao

Georgetown (1): Emily Menges

Nebraska (1): Jordan Jackson

Mississippi State (1): Elisabeth Sullivan

Villanova (1): Jami Kranich

USC (1): Elizabeth Eddy

Marquette (1): Maegan Kelly

Denver (1): Kristen Hamilton

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