Heath tops WPS college draft prospects

North Carolina senior Tobin Heath, a 2008 Olympic gold-medalist, is the consensus top pick of college prospects for the 2010 WPS Draft, as selected by a panel of women's soccer experts. Two other Tar Heels were on the top five list.

The 2010 WPS Draft will be held Jan. 15, 2010 at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

CONSENSUS:
1. Tobin Heath, M, North Carolina
2. Lauren Cheney, F, UCLA
3. Kelley O'Hara, F, Stanford
4. Whitney Engen, D, North Carolina
5. Casey Nogueira, F, North Carolina

Paul Kennedy, Soccer America
1. Tobin Heath, M, North Carolina
2. Lauren Cheney, F, UCLA
3. Kelley O'Hara, F, Stanford
4. Casey Nogueira, F, North Carolina
5. Whitney Engen, D, North Carolina
Others to Watch:  Becky Edwards, M/D, Florida State; Brittany Taylor, M/D, Connecticut

Scott French, The Soccer Magazine
1. Tobin Heath, M, North Carolina
2. Lauren Cheney, F, UCLA
3. Whitney Engen, D, North Carolina
4. Kelley O'Hara, F, Stanford
T5. Alyssa Naeher, GK, Penn State
T5. Casey Nogueira, F, North Carolina
Others to Watch:  Kelsey Davis, GK, Portland; Ashlyn Harris, GK, North Carolina; Kara Lang, F/M, UCLA; Nikki Washington, F, North Carolina

Graham Hays, ESPN.com
1. Tobin Heath, M, North Carolina
2. Lauren Cheney, F, UCLA
3. Kelley O'Hara, F, Stanford
4. Casey Nogueira, F, North Carolina
5. Blakely Mattern, D, South Carolina  
Others to Watch:  Jordan Angeli, D, Santa Clara; Kiersten Dallstream, F, Washington State, Kelsey Davis, GK, Portland; Becky Edwards, M/D, Florida State; Whitney Engen, D, North Carolina; Michelle Enyeart, M/F, Portland; Kaley Fountain, F, Wake Forest, Erin Guthrie, GK, Rutgers;

Dan Lauletta, Womensprosoccer.com
1. Tobin Heath, M, North Carolina
2. Lauren Cheney, F, UCLA
3. Whitney Engen, D, North Carolina
4. Kelley O'Hara, F, Stanford
5. Michelle Enyeart, M/F, Portland
Others to Watch: Gina DiMartino, F, Boston College; Ashlyn Harris, GK, North Carolina; Ali Riley, D, Stanford

Mark Rogondino, Fox Soccer Channel
1. Kelly O'Hara, F, Stanford
2. Tobin Heath, M, North Carolina
3. Lauren Cheney, F, UCLA
4. Casey Nogueira, F, North Carolina
5. Kristin Olsen, GK, USC
Others to Watch:  Kelly Isleib, F, Utah; Andrea Willis, D, BYU

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