Women's Soccer's Amy Sauer Selected In 2002 WUSA Draft
Feb. 11, 2002
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Stanford senior Amy Sauer (Spring, TX) was selected in the 2002 Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) Draft held Monday at the Sunrise Hilton Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Sauer, a Third Team All-American, was taken in the second round (12th overall selection) by the San Diego Spirit.
Sauer also earned First Team West Region All-American honors and First Team Pac-10 accolades. She played every match of her career and started all but one, holding the all-time school record with 83 matches played. Sauer also tied former Cardinal Jessica Fischer (1992-95) with 82 games started.
Santa Clara defender Danielle Slaton was the first overall pick in Monday's Draft, selected by the Carolina Courage.
2001 WUSA Draft
First Round1. Carolina Courage - Danielle Slaton, Defender, Santa Clara2. Washington Freedom - Abby Wambach, Forward, Florida3. Boston Breakers - Jena Kluegel, Midfielder, North Carolina4. San Diego Spirit - Lori Lindsey, Midfielder, Virginia5. Philadelphia Charge - Stacy Tullock, Midfielder, Arizona State6. New York Power- Minna Mustonen, Forward, Franklin Pierce College/Boston Renegades7. Atlanta Beat - Anna Kraus, Defender, Santa Clara8. San Jose CyberRays - Danielle Borgman, Defender, North Carolina
Second Round9. Carolina Courage - Katie Barnes, Forward, West Virginia10. Washington Freedom - Casey Zimny, Defender, Connecticut11. Boston Breakers - Monica Gonzalez, Defender, Notre Dame12. San Diego Spirit - Amy Sauer, Defender, Stanford13. Philadelphia Charge - Mary-Frances Monroe, Forward, UCLA14. New York Power - Bonnie Young, Defender, Penn State15. New York Power (in trade with Atlanta) - Meredith Flaherty, Goalkeeper, Florida16. Philadelphia Charge (in trade with San Jose) - Andrea Alfiler, Midfielder, Azuza Pacific
Third Round17. Carolina Courage - Emily Oleksiuk, Goalkeeper, Penn State18. Washington Freedom - Stephanie Rigamat, Forward, UCLA19. Boston Breakers - Alexa Borisjuk, Midfielder, Connecticut20. Carolina Courage (from previous trade with San Diego) - Meghan Anderson, Midfielder, Nebraska21. Philadelphia Charge - Katie Carson, Goalkeeper, Clemson22. New York Power - Sarah Kate Noftsinger, Midfielder, Wake Forest23. Atlanta Beat - Nicky Thrasher, Forward, Texas A&M24. San Jose CyberRays - Alice Gleason, Goalkeeper, UNLV
Fourth Round25. San Diego Spirit - Amy Kofoed, Forward, Utah26. Washington Freedom - Justine Fisher, Midfielder, US Naval Academy27. Boston Breakers - Kristin Slater, Goalkeeper, Arizona State28. San Diego Spirit - Shelley Finger, Goalkeeper, North Carolina29. Philadelphia Charge - Karyn Hall, Defender, Florida30. New York Power - Erin Gilhart, Defender, Florida31. Atlanta Beat - Kristin DePlatchett, Goalkeeper, North Carolina32. San Jose CyberRays - Linnea Quinones, Goalkeeper, San Diego State