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Sports North Carolina's Emily Fox, Washington State's Trinity Rodman go 1-2 in NWSL draft

09:55  14 january  2021
09:55  14 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

Trinity Rodman, daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, selected in NWSL draft by Washington Spirit with second pick

  Trinity Rodman, daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, selected in NWSL draft by Washington Spirit with second pick Trinity Rodman, daughter of NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, was the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NWSL draft by the Washington Spirit on Wednesday night. © Maddie Meyer, Getty Images An NWSL logo sign before the quarterfinal match of the NWSL Challenge Cup. Rodman, 18, was a late entry into the draft out of Washington State. Since the Pac-12 postponed the 2020 women's soccer season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rodman did not appear in a game for Washington State. Her performance last March helped the United States win the 2020 CONCACAF under-20 women's championship.

North Carolina defender-midfielder Emily Fox was the first player taken in the National Women’ s Soccer League draft Wednesday night, going to expansion team Racing Louisville. With the second pick, the Washington Spirit selected 18-year-old forward Trinity Rodman , daughter of former NBA

Washington State freshman forward Trinity Rodman , daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman , is among players available for selection in Wednesday' s NWSL draft . Other possible first -round picks are University of North Carolina midfielder/forward Brianna Pinto, Stanford defender/midfielder

U.S. international Emily Fox and Trinity Rodman, daughter of former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman, went 1-2 in the NWSL draft Wednesday evening.

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Expansion Racing Louisville FC took Fox, a defender-midfielder from the University of North Carolina, to open the virtual draft. The 22-year-old Fox is currently in camp with the U.S. team, looking to add to her three senior caps.

Canadian international forward Deanne Rose was taken by the North Carolina Courage with the final pick of the first round, 10th overall. The 21-year-old from Alliston, Ont., has won 48 caps for Canada with nine goals and eight assists.

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Washington State University. 3. Taylor Kornieck#. North Carolina Courage acquired the No. 6 pick from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for the No. 9 and No. 18 picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft .[10] Chicago Red Stars had acquired Reign FC' s natural first -round pick in the 2020 NWSL

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Rose, who won bronze at the 2016 Olympics, had 16 goals and six assists in 42 games over three seasons with the Gators.

University of Wisconsin midfielder Victoria Pickett, a 24-year-old from Barrie, Ont., went in the second round (15th overall) to Kansas City.

Fox started all 69 of her appearances for the Tar Heels with two goals and 20 assists.

The 20-year-old Rodman then went to the Washington Spirit. The U.S. youth international has yet to play a collegiate game due to the pandemic after joining the Washington State Cougars as a freshman last fall.

Sky Blue FC took North Carolina midfielder Brianna Pinto third before trading the fourth pick to Kansas City for US$175,000 in allocation money. Kansas City, formerly the Utah Royals, then selected Stanford defender-midfielder Kiara (Kiki) Pickett.

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Fox News Go . NWSL Expansion Draft Picks. By | Associated Press. Facebook. 1 . Brittany Bock, M, Sky Blue FC. 2 . Tiffany McCarty, F, Washington . 3. Lauren Sesselmann, D, FC Kansas City.

Midfielder Emily Ogle talks from the NWSL College Draft day podium about her selection by Portland.

Racing Louisville went local with the fifth pick, taking University of Louisville midfielder Emina Ekic. The Louisville native is a former ACC Offensive Player of the Year.

Louisville came into the draft with 19 players, obtained via the expansion draft, waiver or by trade.

The Chicago Red Stars traded the sixth pick to the Portland Thorns, who used it on TCU midfielder Yazmeen Ryan. Chicago got an international spot for 2021, plus the seventh and 32nd pick, in return.

Thanks to a waiver obtained by the NWSL from the NCAA, players drafted have until Jan. 22, 2021 to decide whether to report immediately to their NWSL club or at the conclusion of the spring NCAA season.

The league also expanded the eligible pool for the draft, waiving the requirement for “senior” collegiate athletes to register for the draft and automatically making all players who exhausted three years of intercollegiate soccer eligibility prior to the 2020-2021 academic year eligible.

Some 50 others registered for the draft, including University of Memphis forward Clarissa Larisey of Ottawa.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 13, 2021

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