Just over a month out from the women’s college soccer national championship, the top players in the nation were selected to start their professional careers in the NWSL. The 2019 NWSL Draft was held in Chicago with the first pick going to the Chicago Red Stars.

Stanford, which fell to current national champion Florida State in the semifinals, claimed more first-round picks than any other program — three total, including Tierna Davidson as the first overall pick. 

This draft is even more special than usual as we’re heading into a World Cup summer. The players selected today will have a chance to compete on the sport’s biggest stage in France starting on June 7.

Here’s a full list of today’s draft choices, listed by college programs with the most picks.

2019 NWSL College Draft


1. Tierna Davidson, Midfielder/Defender — Chicago Red Stars

3. Jordan DiBiasi, Midfielder — Washington Spirit

7. Tegan McGrady, Defender — Washington Spirit

North Carolina

6. Julia Ashley, Defender — Sky Blue FC

8. Dorian Bailey, Forward/Midfielder — Washington Spirit

32. Alex Kimball, Forward/Midfielder/Defender — Utah Royals FC


26. Kayla Sharples, Defender — Chicago Red Stars

30. Marisa Viggiano, Midfielder — Orlando Pride 

33. Hannah Davison, Defender — Chicago Red Stars 

West Virginia

20. Bianca St. Georges, Forward/Defender — Chicago Red Stars

22. Grace Cutler, Forward/Midfielder — Houston Dash

RELATED: Florida State beats North Carolina 1-0 for 2018 College Cup title

Southern California

5. Leah Pruitt, Forward — North Carolina Courage

12. Ally Prisock, Defender — Houston Dash


9. Hailey Harbison, Forward/Midfielder/Defender — North Carolina Courage

23. Michelle Maemone, Forward/Midfielder/Defender — Utah Royals FC

Penn State University

24. Emily Ogle, Midfielder — Portland Thorns FC

27. Madeline Nolf, Defender — Utah Royals FC


2. Hailie Mace, Forward/Defender — Sky Blue


4. Sam Staab, Midfielder/Defender — Washington Spirit


10. Paige Monaghan, Forward/Midfielder/Defender — Sky Blue FC


11. Julia James, Midfielder/Defender — Sky Blue FC

RELATED: Here’s where every member on the USWNT roster played college soccer


13. CeCe Kizer, Forward/Midfielder — Houston Dash

Colorado College

14. Lauren Milliet, Forward/Midfielder/Defender — North Carolina Courage

Santa Clara

15. Maria Sanchez, Forward/Midfielder — Chicago Red Stars


16. Betsy Brandon, Midfielder — Houston Dash

Wake Forest

17. Bayley Feist, Midfielder — Washington Spirit


18. Kayla McCoy, Forward — Houston Dash


19. Kyra Carusa, Forward/Midfielder — Sky Blue FC


21. Jazmin Jackson, Defender — Houston Dash


25.  Erin Greening, Forward/Midfielder/Defender — Orlando Pride

University of Florida

28.  Kaylan Marckese, Goalkeeper — Sky Blue FC


29.  Kenie Wright, Midfielder/Defender — Sky Blue FC


31.  April Bockin, Forward — Chicago Red Stars

Notre Dame

34. Sabrina Flores, Midfielder/Defender — Sky Blue FC

Loyola Chicago

35. Jenna Szczesny, Forward — Chicago Red Stars

Florida State

36. Kaycie Tillman, Forward/Midfielder — North Carolina Courage


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