2015 NWSL draft: 10 Pac-12 women's soccer players selected by pro clubs
The opening rounds of Friday's National Women's Soccer League draft felt like a Black Friday rush for UCLA Bruins players.
Six standouts from this past season's Pac-12 champions came off the board in the first 19 picks on Friday morning. That includes midfielder Sarah Killion, who went 2nd overall to New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC.
Killion was the first of 10 total Pac-12 players taken in the NWSL draft, which included six Bruins, three Stanford Cardinal players and a Washington State Cougar.
It's the second time in two days that a Pac-12 soccer player was selected second in a pro soccer draft; On Thursday, Oregon State's Khiry Shelton went No. 2 overall in the MLS SuperDraft.
Following Killion, UCLA players came off the board in rapid succession, with five more Bruins being taken in the first 19 picks.
The Pac-12 players selected in Friday's draft include:
- Sarah Killion, UCLA (#2, Sky Blue FC)
- Abby Dahlkemper, UCLA (#3, Western New York Flash)
- Samantha Mewis, UCLA (#4, Western New York Flash)
- Megan Oyster, UCLA (#13, Washington Spirit)
- Katelyn Rowland, UCLA (#17, FC Kansas City)
- Caprice Dydasco, UCLA (#19, Washington Spirit)
- Nicole Setterlund, Washington State (#27, Chicago Red Stars)
- Chioma Ubogagu, Stanford (#28, Sky Blue FC)
- Lo'eau Labonta, Stanford (#34, Sky Blue FC)
- Kendall Romine, Stanford (#36, Seattle Reign FC)