Ten ACC Women's Soccer Players Chosen in NWSL Draft
Friday January 18, 2013
Jan. 18, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Ten Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were among the 32 chosen in the inaugural 2013 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft held Friday in Indianapolis.
Florida State forward Tiffany McCarty was the first ACC player selected as she went second overall to the Washington Spirit. McCarty, a three-time All-American and All-ACC selection, scored a team-high 17 goals to help the Seminoles reach the College Cup for the second straight season in 2012. She is the highest drafted player to come out of the Florid State soccer program.
FC Kansas City chose Boston College midfielder Kristen Mewis with the third overall pick. Mewis, a three-time All-ACC First Team selection and a 2012 NSCAA First Team honoree, finished her career at Boston College as the Eagles’ career record holder in points (116) and goals (39).
Florida State’s Casey Short went fifth to the Boston Breakers to round out the ACC’s first round selections. She started in 23 games in 2012 and helped the Seminoles defensive unit to be one of the best in the nation.
MAC Hermann Trophy finalist and the reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Year Caroline Miller of Virginia was selected in the second round with the 10th overall pick by the Washington Spirit. Miller led the ACC in scoring with 20 goals.
Four ACC student-athletes were selected in the third round as Florida State goalkeeper Taylor Vancil was selected by Chicago Red Stars with the first pick in the third round, 17th overall, Boston College forward Victoria DiMartino was the 22nd pick of the Western New York Flash, Wake Forest midfielder Kristen Meier followed at No. 23 to Seattle Reign FC, and North Carolina midfielder Amber Brooks was selected with the last pick in the third round, 24th overall, to the Portland Thorns FC.
The fourth and final round of the NWSL Draft saw Maryland forward Becky Kaplan selected by Sky Blue FC with the 28th pick, and Wake Forest defender Jackie Logue selected by the Western New York Flash with the 30th pick.