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NWSL releases preliminary list of players eligible for 2019 draft

Georgetown's Caitlin Farrell outruns a North Carolina defender in the semifinals of the Women's College Cup on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Cary, North Carolina. (Mitchell Northam / Pro Soccer USA)

The 2019 college draft for the National Women’s Soccer League is less than a month away.

On Wednesday, the league released a list of 63 players who have registered and are eligible for the draft. The list is a preliminary one and players have until 4 p.m. ET on Jan. 9 to register for the draft, which will be held on Jan. 10 at noon in Chicago.

So far, just two players who played in the College Cup Final between North Carolina and Florida State have registered for the draft in Jewel Christian and Samantha Leshnak of the Tar Heels. Julia Ashley, a Tar Heels’ defender and likely first round pick, has previously expressed her interest to play in the 6-year-old league.

Hermann Trophy finalists Jordan DiBiasi and Catarina Macario, both of Stanford, have also not yet registered for the draft. The third Hermann finalist, Georgetown’s Caitlin Farrell, has registered.

To be eligible for the NWSL draft, players must be at least 18-years-old and must have already exhausted their college eligibility or be willing to forego and remaining eligibility.

The Chicago Red Stars have the first overall pick in the draft, followed by back-to-back picks by Sky Blue FC. The draft is four rounds and each round will feature nine selections.

Here’s who has registered for the draft as of Dec. 19:

Aliaga, Diandra  University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  F, M  Spring, TX  Challenge Soccer Club  
Bassett, Camille  University of Central Arkansas  F, M  Vista, CA  San Diego Surf  
Baucom, Jorian  Louisiana State University/University of Colorado Boulder  F  Scottsdale, AZ  SC del Sol  
Bradley, Deirdre  Old Dominion University  M, D  Newtown Square, PA  Penn Fusion Soccer Academy  
Burdett, Lainey  University of Arizona  GK  Las Vegas, NV  Heat FC  
Cabral, Millene  Martin Methodist College  F, M  Porto Alegre, Brazil  WFC Gremio Porto Alegre  Brazil
Cerny, Franny  DePaul University  F, M  Berkeley, CA  East Bay United/Bay Oaks  
Christen, Jewel  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  F, M  Woodbridge, VA  Prince Williams Soccer Inc.  
Cloutier, Kyra  Jacksonville University  M  Ladera Ranch, CA  West Coast Futbol Club  
Daugherty, Kelsey  University of Alabama Birmingham  GK  Kennesaw, GA  Southern Soccer Academy  
Everett, Marissa  University of Oregon  F  Canyon Lake, CA  So Cal Blues  
Faingold, Abbie  Portland State University  GK  Lincoln, CA  Placer United Soccer Club  
Farmer, Alexandra  Heidelberg University  GK  Dayton, OH  Metro Coraggio Futbol Club  
Farrell, Caitlin  Georgetown University  F  Wallingford, CT  Connecticut Football Club  
Feigenbaum, Kayla  University of Georgia  F, M, D  Peachtree City, GA  AFC Lightning Elite ’97  
Flores, Sabrina  University of Notre Dame  M, D  Livingston, NJ  PDA Slammers  
Fowler, Janessa  University of Montana  F, M, D  Highlands Ranch, CO  Colorado Rush  
Froment, Chloe  California State University, Long Beach  M, D  Mezeriat, France  Olympique Lyonnais  France
Fullmer, Amelia  Lamar University/Iowa Western Community College  M, D  Pleasant Grove, UT  Utah Celtic FC  
Gauthier, Olivia  University of Memphis  M, D  Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada  Shattuck-St. Mary’s  Canada
George, Patricia  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign  F, D  Chicago, IL  Power Strikers  
Gill, Nadya  West Virginia University/Quinnipiac University  F, M  Toronto, Ontario, Canada  Vaughan SC  Canada
Godfrey, Hannah  University of South Alabama  M, D  Thornton-Cleveleys, England  Manchester City Ladies, Blackburn Rovers  England
Gorham, Sarah  Western Kentucky University  F, M, D  Lexington, KY  Lexington Fútbol Club  
Greening, Erin  University of Colorado Boulder  F, M, D  Oakland, CA  East Bay United/Bay Oaks  
Griffith, Corynne  Valparaiso University  F, M  Lemont, IL  Chicago International Soccer Club  
Gutierrez, Mariel  University of Northern Colorado  F, M  Gypsum, CO  Vail Valley Soccer Club  
Harbison, Hailey  Pepperdine University  F, M, D  San Diego, CA  Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks  
Henry, Donish  Lynn University  F, M  Parkland, FL  Schulz Academy  
Holden, Arden  Ohio State University  F, M, D  Las Vegas, NV  Heat FC  
Jackmon, Jazmin  Santa Clara University/University of Oregon  D  Sacramento, CA  LA Premier FC  
Keegans, Liane  University of Connecticut  F, M, D  Wayzata, MN  CFC United  
Kerr, Devon Angela  Ohio State University  GK  Columbus, OH  Glen Shields FC  
Kizer, Cecelia  University of Mississippi  F, M  Overland Park, KS  Sporting Blue Valley  
Kopp, Caroline  University at Albany D  Fayetteville, NY  Syracuse Development Academy  
Leshnak, Samantha  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  GK  Liberty Township, OH  Ohio Elite Soccer Academy  
Levasseur, Marie  University of Memphis  F, M, D  Stoneham, Quebec, Canada  Haute-Saint-Charles  Canada
Matthews, Morgan  Portland State University  F, M, D  Portland, OR  Crossfire United ECNL  
Mauldin, Carly  Mississippi State University  M  Laurel, MS  GCUFC  
McKay, Colleen  Western Michigan University  M, D  Rochester Hills, MI  Vardar SC  
Milliet, Lauren  Colorado College  F, M, D  Durango, CO  Rio Rapids SC  
Morche, Cosette  Texas A&M University  GK  Lawrenceville, GA  Atlanta Fire United  
Murray, Katie  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign  F, M  Cincinnati, OH  Kings Hammer Academy  
Nild, Miranda  University of California, Berkeley  F, M  Castro Valley, CA  Mustang Soccer  
Palacios, Alyssa  University of Texas at El Paso  GK  Carrollton, TX  Sting Soccer Club  
Pelafas, Lexi  Central Michigan University  F, M  Wheaton, IL  Naperville Soccer Association  
Perea, Peyton  Wake Forest University  F, M  Riverside, CA  Legends FC  
Peskin, Kelso  Lamar University  F, M  Cape Town, South Africa  University of the Western Cape  South Africa
Phillips, Jennifer  Grace College/Saint Joseph’s College  F, M  Cary, IL  Ela SC  
Prisock, Ally  University of Southern California  D  Rancho Cucamonga, CA  Legends FC, SoCal Blues  
Purfield, Jemma  Arizona State University  F, M, D  Cottingham, England  Doncaster Rovers Belles  England
Ricks, Kristen  University of Central Arkansas  M, D  Keller, TX  Fort Worth FC  
Samarzich, Tanya  University of Kentucky  F, M  Upland, CA  Legends FC  
Skolmoski North, Hailey  University of Utah  F, D  Riverton, UT  Utah Avalanche  
Smith, Rachelle  University of Florida  D  Pembroke Pines, FL  Palm Beach MagicJack  
Solis, Briana  University of Florida  M  Orlando, FL  Florida Kraze/Krush  
Staab, Samantha  Clemson University  M, D  San Diego, CA  Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks  
Szczesny, Jenna  Loyola University Chicago  F  Hoffman Estates, IL  Chicago Red Stars U-19  
Talley, Devan  Eastern Washington University  F, M  Bellevue, WA  Crossfire Premier ECNL  
Watson, Scout  University of Colorado Boulder  GK  Overland Park, KS  Sporting Blue Valley  
Williams, Antoinette  South Dakota State University  D  Cottage Grove, MN  Fire SC ’98  
Williams, Mariah  University at Albany  F, M  Whitesboro, NY  Syracuse Development Academy  
Yanez, Shae  University of Tennessee  GK  Downingtown, PA  Penn Fusion Soccer Academy  




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