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Carolina stars Dunn and Ohai go 1-2
January 17th, 2014 4:46PM

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[NWSL COLLEGE DRAFT] North Carolina teammates Crystal Dunn and Kealia Ohai went 1-2 to Washington and Houston in Friday's NWSL College Draft. The first six picks were all members of the 2012 U.S. U-20 World Championship team.

Dunn was no surprise at No. 1, but Ohai was taken ahead of Julie Johnston at No. 2. Johnston and Dunn were the only players in the draft currently in camp with the senior national team.

"I am so excited about today's draft,” said Houston head coach Randy Waldrum, who left his job at Notre Dame to coach the Dash. “I couldn't have asked for things to fall into place so well. It was an amazing day for the Dash. Starting with the selection of Kealia Ohai, we got one of the nation’s best forwards. She has great pace, is extremely athletic, and can really stretch defenses with her speed. She is a proven player at the U-20 and U-23 national team level, and will be a great addition to our team.”
 
NWSL COLLEGE DRAFT:
Round 1
No. 1 - M Crystal Dunn (Washington) North Carolina
No. 2 - F Kealia Ohai (Houston) North Carolina
No. 3 - M Julie Johnston (Chicago) Santa Clara
No. 4 - M Vanessa DiBernardo (Chicago) Illinois
No. 5 - D Kassey Kallman (FC Kansas City) Florida State
No. 6 - F Maya Hayes (Sky Blue FC) Penn State
No. 7 - F Amanda Frisbie (Seattle) Portland
No. 8 - F Nkem Ezurike (Boston) Michigan
No. 9 - F Courtney Verloo (WNY Flash) Stanford

Round 2
No. 10 - F Rafaelle Souza (Houston) Mississippi
No. 11 - D Marissa Diggs (Houston) UCF
No. 12 - F Morgan Marlborough (FC Kansas City) Santa Clara
No. 13 - D Natasha Anasi (Boston) Duke
No. 14 - M Cloee Colohan (WNY Flash) BYU
No. 15 - D Hayley Haagsma (Sky Blue FC) Texas Tech
No. 16 - M Jenna Richmond (FC Kansas City) UCLA
No. 17 - D Megan Brigman (Seattle) North Carolina
No. 18 - GK Kelsey Wys (WNY Flash) Florida State

Round 3
No. 19 - F Frances Silva (FC Kansas City) West Virginia
No. 20 - M Mandy Laddish (FC Kansas City) Notre Dame
No. 21 - F Jazmine Reeves (Boston) Virginia Tech
No. 22 - F Hayley Brock (Chicago) Maryland
No. 23 - D Mollie Pathman (Boston) Duke
No. 24 - D Michelle Pao (Sky Blue FC) Pepperdine
No. 25 - D Emily Menges (Portland) Georgetown
No. 26 - D Molly Menchel (Washington) Virginia
No. 27 - D Annie Steinlage (WNY Flash) Virginia

Round 4
No. 28 - F Jordan Jackson (Houston) Nebraska
No. 29 - M Shasta Fisher (Washington) Virginia
No. 30 - M Ellen Parker (Seattle) Portland
No. 31 - F Elisabeth Sullivan (Portland) Mississippi State
No. 32 - GK Jami Kranich (Boston) Villanova
No. 33 - M Elizabeth Eddy (Sky Blue FC) USC
No. 34 - F Kim DeCesare (Boston) Duke
No. 35 - F Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) Marquette
No. 36 - F Kristen Hamilton (WNY Flash) Denver


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