This afternoon at 3:00 p.m., the National Women’s Soccer League will conduct its college draft at the National Soccer Coaches Association of American convention in Los Angeles. Here is a rundown of players with Georgia ties that could be selected:
- Alexa Antetomaso, forward, Georgia, Rochester (NY): Antetomaso played four years at Georgia, moving from defense to forward and never truly settling on a position. She played in thirteen games in 2016, scoring once.
- Jane Campbell, goalkeeper, Stanford, Kennesaw: Excelle Sports has Campbell going fourth in their NWSL Mock Draft to Sky Blue FC. Many regard her as the best goalkeeper in the 2017 Draft. She was called up to the January USWNT camp and is thought to be in the mix for the starting role moving forward. She featured for Concorde Fire before heading to play in college at Stanford.
- Marion Crowder, forward, Georgia, Madison (MS): Crowder was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs in 2016, scoring eight goals in eighteen games. She finished her Georgia career as the third leading scorer in program history.
- Savannah Jordan, forward, Florida, Fayetteville: Excelle has Jordan at #7 in their Mock Draft, although they say it is risky due to rumors of Jordan signing overseas. She scored 81 goals during her time at Florida, placing her second in SEC history. Before heading to Gainesville and lighting up the SEC, Jordan was a star for the Concorde Fire South youth program.
- Brittney Reed, defender, Kennesaw St., Dallas: Reed was second team All-Conference in 2016, starting the season as a forward before moving to defense. She scored 14 goals in her 59 career matches for the Owls.
- Allison Wetherington, midfielder, Portland, Atlanta: Wetherington traveled across the country to represent the Pilots in college. She featured for the U.S. youth national teams at the U18 and U20 levels. In nineteen games in 2016, Wetherington scored four goals and has five assists.