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Mock Women's Professional Soccer draft
by Paul Kennedy, January 15th, 2009 7AM
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The Women's Professional Soccer's draft of college players and other unclaimed players on Friday at the NSCAA Convention in St. Louis (Room 276) represents the league's fourth assignment of players that began with the league's dispersal of U.S. national team players and continued with a draft assigning negotiating rights to international players and a draft of U.S.-based talent. Here's a look at how the teams might pick ...

Many of the college game's biggest stars will be available in the 10-round draft, which is open to all players who have not been taken in the other drafts and have registered with the league. The draft will be held in 1-7, 7-1 order to balance the selections ...

ROUND 1
1. Boston -- Amy Rodriguez (USC). A-Rod is the lone Olympic gold-medalist available in the draft.

2. Chicago -- Brittany Bock (Notre Dame). Bock, perhaps the most versatile player available in the draft, returns home. Yes, she was slowed up injuries in 2008, but until then she was excellent for the Irish.

3. FC Gold Pride -- Megan Rapinoe (Portland). Back after suffering knee injuries in 2006 and 2007, she was only 2008 collegian who wasn't on the Olympic team to be called into the January national team camp.

4. Sky Blue FC -- Yael Averbuch (North Carolina). Grew up in Montclair, N.J., is one of the most versatile midfielders available.

5. Los Angeles -- Christina DiMartino (UCLA). The most talented playmaker available in the draft remains in Los Angeles, where she will be setting up Brazilian star Marta.

6. St. Louis -- Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame). Two-time Hermann Trophy winner gives Athletica a boost up front.

7. Washington -- Carrie Dew (Notre Dame). After battling injuries, the Californian went on to become one of the nation's top defenders.

8. Washington -- Brittany Taylor (Connecticut). One of the most highly rated defensive players is back after being injured.

9. St. Louis -- Ashley Pistorius (Boston Renegades). Former Texas A&M star was a soccer and basketball star in nearby Illinois.

10. Los Angeles -- Kasey Moore (Texas). Reunited with former youth coach, Abner Rogers, the Sol coach.

11. Sky Blue FC -- Nikki Krzysik (Virginia). Another Jersey kid gets to go home. She grew p in soccer hotbed Clifton, which produced Danny Szetela and Giuseppe Rossi, among others.

12. FC Gold Pride -- Marisa Abegg (Stanford). It's a short trip down the road to the Pride's home on the campus of Santa Clara University.

13. Chicago -- Katie Larkin (BYU). Clutch goalscorer for the Cougars.

14. Boston -- Tiffany Weimer (Santos, Brazil). Scored 91 goals from Penn State and later played for Breakers coach Tony DiCicco's Connecticut Soccerplus.



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