NWSL College Draft: Sullivan suspense ends

On the eve of the 2018 NWSL College Draft, Andi Sullivan, projected to be the No. 1 pick, finally was included in the list of eligible players. The updated list was released by NWSL without mention of her.

Waiting for Sullivan ... Sullivan -- U.S. national team midfielder, NCAA Division I champion at Stanford and local product from Lorton, Virginia -- is Washington's obvious choice for No. 1 pick. For the last four College Drafts, the No. 1 pick has been a U.S. national team player -- Crystal Dunn in 2014, Morgan Brian in 2015, Emily Sonnett in 2016 and Rose Lavelle in 2017 -- and all have done well enough in the pros, each starting out in the NWSL, that they are still in the national team picture.

After Sullivan, Quinn and McCaskill ... After Sullivan, Duke's Rebecca Quinn and South Carolina's Savannah McCaskill are considered the best players in the draft. Quinn plays for Canada while McCaskill is in the U.S. women's national team camp in Carson, California.

Greatest draft class in history ... No. 1 isn't necessarily what counts, though. The Western New York Flash took Abby Dahlkemper, Samantha Mewis, Lynn Williams and Jaelene Hinkle at 3-4-6-7 and by the end of their second season they had a league championship with the Flash and were each in the national team picture.

Three teams with two first-round picks ...
No team is positioned to clean up like the Flash (now Courage) did in 2015, but three teams sit with two first-round picks: Washington (1-3), Sky Blue FC (4-5) and Portland (8-9).

Where? The draft will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (CC Grand Ballroom). For fans who cannot attend, they can watch the proceedings via Facebook, YouTube, NWSLsoccer.com and NWSL app.

2018 NWSL College Draft:
ROUND 1
1 Washington Spirit
2 Boston Breakers
3 Washington Spirit
4 Sky Blue FC
5 Sky Blue FC
6 Houston Dash
7 Chicago Red Stars
8 Portland Thorns
9 Portland Thorns
10 North Carolina Courage
ROUND 2
11 Washington Spirit
12 Houston Dash
13 Chicago Red Stars
14 Utah Royals
15 Sky Blue FC
16 Washington Spirit
17 Boston Breakers
18 Chicago Red Stars
19 Chicago Red Stars
20 North Carolina Courage
ROUND 3
21 Washington Spirit
22 Boston Breakers
23 Orlando Pride
24 Houston Dash
25 Utah Royals FC
26 Washington Spirit
27 Chicago Red Stars
28 Houston Dash
29 Chicago Red Stars
30 Houston Dash
ROUND 4
31 Washington Spirit
32 Boston Breakers
33 Houston Dash
34 Utah Royals
35 Sky Blue FC
36 Seattle Reign
37 Chicago Red Stars
38 North Carolina Courage
39 North Carolina Courage
40 North Carolina Courage
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