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2015 NWSL draft: 10 Pac-12 women's soccer players selected by pro clubs

Jan 16, 2015
UCLA Athletics

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)