NWSL Draft Complete, Sky Blue Picks 4
Added by Steven Farkas on January 18, 2013.
Defender, Lindsi Linsonbee-Cutshal, from BYU, was selected in the first round by Sky Blue FC.
It only took about an hour, but the NWSL draft has concluded with 32 players drafted to the eight teams that make up the new National Women’s Soccer League which will begin play in early April 2013.
Sky Blue FC picked up four players to add to the seven players they were allocated by the three national soccer federations involved in the forming of the league. Each team received three US national players, two Canadian national players and two Mexican national players leaving each team with a total of 11 players on their rosters so far.
Sky Blues players chosen in the draft are; Lindsi Linsonbee-Cutshal, a defender out of BYU (4th overall), Kendall Johnson, a Midfielder and Defender out of Portland University (8th overall), Ashley Baker, goalie, out of Georgia (20th overall), and Becky Kaplan, forward out of Maryland (28th overall).
Full Draft info:
1. Chicago Red Stars – Zakiya Bywaters, F, UCLA
2. Washington Spirit – Tiffany McCarty, F, Florida State
3. FC Kansas City – Kristin Mewis, M, Boston College
4. Sky Blue FC – Lindsi Linsonbee-Cutshall, D, BYU
5. Boston Breakers – Casey Short, M/D, Florida State
6. Western New York Flash – Adrianna Franch, G, Oklahoma State
7. Seattle Reign FC – Christie Nairn, M, Penn State
8. Portland Thorns FC – Kathryn Williamson, D, Findlay
9. Chicago Red Stars – Rachel Quon, D, Stanford
10. Washington Spirit – Caroline Miller, F, Virginia
11. FC Kansas City – Erika Tmyrak, F/M, Florida
12. Sky Blue FC – Kendall Johnson, M/D, Portland
13. Boston Breakers – Mariah Nogueira, M, Stanford
14. Western New York Flash – Amy Barczuk, M, Colorado
15. Seattle Reign FC – Mallory Schaffer, M, William and Mary
16. Portland Thorns FC – Nicolette Radovcic, F, Central Florida
17. Chicago Red Stars – Taylor Vancil, G, Florida State
18. Washington Freedom – Holly King, M, Florida
19. FC Kansas City – Whitney Berry, M/F, Kansas
20. Sky Blue FC – Ashley Baker, G, Georgia
21. Boston Breakers – Jo Dragotta, D, Florida
22. Western New York Flash – Victoria DiMartino, F, Boston College
23. Seattle Reign FC – Kristen Meier, M, Wake Forest
24. Portland Thorns FC – Amber Brooks, M/D, North Carolina
25. Chicago Red Stars – Jen Hoy, F, Princeton
26. Washington Freedom – Colleen Williams, M, Dayton
27. FC Kansas City – Nia Williams, D, Missouri State
28. Sky Blue FC – Becky Kaplan, F, Maryland
29. Boston Breakers – Maddy Evans, M, Penn State
30. Western New York Flash – Jackie Logue, D, Wake Forest
31. Seattle Reign FC – Haley Kopmeyer, G, Michigan
32. Portland Thorns FC – Roxanne Barker, G, Pepperdine