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U.S. internationals go first in draft of college stars
by Paul Kennedy, January 19th, 2009 7AM

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[WPS] There were few surprises in Women's Professional Soccer's draft of college stars Friday in St. Louis. Amy Rodriguez and Megan Rapinoe, the only college seniors invited to the U.S. women's national team camp that begins Tuesday at the Home Depot Center, were taken by Boston and Chicago, respectively, with the No. 1 and No. 2 picks. The two big names from previous U.S. national teams, Briana Scurry and Brandi Chastain, went to Washington in the fifth round and FC Gold Pride in the seventh round, respectively. For all the selections ...

Round 1
1. Boston - Amy Rodriguez
, F, USC
2. Chicago - Megan Rapinoe, Portland
3. FC Gold Pride - Christina DiMartino, M, UCLA
4. Sky Blue - Yael Averbuch, M, North Carolina
5. Los Angeles - Brittany Bock, M, Notre Dame
6. St. Louis - Kerri Hanks, F, Notre Dame
7. Washington - Allie Long, M, North Carolina

Round 2
8. Washington - Alex Singer, D, Virginia
9. St. Louis - Kia McNeill, F, Kristianstad (Sweden)
10. Los Angeles - Allison Falk, D, Stanford
11. Sky Blue - Megan Schnur, M, New England Mutiny, WPSL
12. FC Gold Pride - Carrie Dew, D, Notre Dame
13. Chicago - Nikki Krzysik, D, Virginia
14. Chicago - Brittany Klein, M, Santa Clara

Round 3
15. Boston - Kasey Moore, D, Texas
16. Chicago - Natalie Spilger, D, Balinge (Sweden)
17. FC Gold Pride - Tiffany Weimer, F, Santos (Brazil)
18. Sky Blue - Karen Bardsley, G, Pali Blues, W-League
19. Los Angeles - Katie Larkin, F, BYU
20. St. Louis - Stephanie Logterman, D, Texas
21. St. Louis - Elise Weber, D, Notre Dame

Round 4
22. Washington - Jill Gilbeau, D, Texas
23. Washington - Parrissa Eyorokon, M
24. Los Angeles - Greer Barnes, D, West Virginia
25. Sky Blue - Christie Shaner, D, FC Indiana, W-League
26. FC Gold Pride - Marisa Abegg, D, Stanford
27. Chicago - Jen Branam, G,
28. Chicago - Chioma Igwe, M, Soccerplus Connecticut Reds,  WPSL

Round 5
29. Boston - Jennifer Nobis, F, Umea (Sweden)
30. Chicago - Stacey Tullock M, Arizona Rush, WPSL
31. FC Gold Pride - Ameera Abdullah, F, Florida
32. Sky Blue - Julianne Sitch, F, FC Indiana, W-League
33. Los Angeles - Val Henderson, G, Pali Blues, W-League
34. St. Louis - Nikki Cross, F, Umea (Sweden)
35. Washington - Briana Scurry, G, U.S. national team

Round 6
36. Washington - Rebecca Moros, M, Washington Freedom, W-League
37. St. Louis - Jill Loyden, G, Jersey Sky Blue, W-League
38. Los Angeles - Katie Hooker, M, Real Colorado, W-League
39. Sky Blue - Jen Buczkowski, M, Chicago Gaels, W-League
40. FC Gold Pride - Leigh Ann Robinson, M, San Diego United, WPSL
41. Boston - Kelly Schmedes, F, Charlotte Eagles, W-League
42. Boston - Ariel Harris, D

Round 7
43. Boston - Lindsay Vera, F, N.C. State
44. Chicago - Lauren Sesselmannm, F, FC Indiana, W-League
45. FC Gold Pride - Brandi Chastain, D, California Storm, WPSL
46. Sky Blue - Ouying Zhang, F, San Diego WFC
47. Los Angeles - McCall Zerboni, UCLA
48. St. Louis - Lisa Stoia, M
49. Washington - Sarah Senty, D, Virginia

Round 8
50. Washington - Kati Jo Spisak, G, Washington Freedom, W-League
51. St. Louis - Megan Kerns, F, University of Florida
52. Los Angeles - Brittany Cameron, G, San Diego
53. Sky Blue - Mary Therese McDonnell, D, Boston Renegades, W-League
54. FC Gold Pride - Allison Whitworth, G, Auburn
55. Chicago - Kat Tarr, D, FC Missouri, WPSL
56. Boston - Ashley Nick, M, USC

Round 9
57. Boston - Allison Martino, M/F, Boston Renegades, W-League
58. Chicago - Jessica O'Rourke, M, FC Indiana, W-League
59. FC Gold Pride - Alissa Oldenkamp, M, Kristianstad (Sweden)
60. Sky Blue - Mele French, F, Pali Blues, W-League
61. Los Angeles - Erica Janke, D
62. St. Louis - Sheree Gray, M/F
63. Washington - Claire Zimmeck, F, William & Mary

Round 10
64. Washington - Christen Karniski, D, Washington Freedom, W-League
65. St. Louis - Lydia Vandenbergh, M/F, Charlotte Eagles, W-League
66. Los Angeles - Lisa Sari, M, Seattle Sounders, W-League
67. Sky Blue - Fanta Cooper, F, Jersey Sky Blue, W-League
68. FC Gold Pride - Stacie Alberico, M, California Storm, WPSL
69. Boston - Stacy Bishop, M, Tampa Bay Hellenic, W-League
70. Boston - Jaimel Johnson, G, Tennessee

 

 



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