Monthly Archives: February 2014

NWSL – 2015 Draft Class Top 100 – Bruins, Noles, & Cavs Everywhere

The 2015 class isn’t as deep as this year’s outstanding crop, but there should still be enough to please teams through the first half of the draft, with UCLA, Florida State, and Virginia all producing some serious senior talent this season. In particular, there’s no shortage of defenders and midfielders to help fortify professional rosters.

Forwards? That’s another story, as this could be the weakest crop of strikers in recent memory. Sofia Huerta’s a prime talent but seems likely to be allocated by Mexico, and just about everyone other forward draft candidate has a red flag attached, meaning teams looking for someone to lead the line could be out of luck.

GK

1. Katelyn Rowland – UCLA
2. Sabrina D’Angelo – South Carolina
3. Jordan Day – Texas A&M
4. Tatiana Saunders – Dartmouth
5. Eve Badana – Drexel

DEF

1. Abby Dahlkemper – UCLA
2. Megan Campbell – Florida State
3. Arin Gilliland – Kentucky
4. Ally Courtnall – UCLA
5. Jaelene Hinkle – Texas Tech

MF

1. Morgan Brian – Virginia
2. Dagny Brynjarsdottir – Florida State
3. Sarah Killion – UCLA
4. Sam Mewis – UCLA
5. Danielle Colaprico – Virginia

FW

1. Sofia Huerta – Santa Clara
2. Jannelle Flaws – Illinois
3. Stephanie McCaffrey – Boston College
4. Lynn Williams – Pepperdine
5. Rachel Tejada – Illinois State
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NWSL – 2016 Draft Class Snapshot – Roccaro Leads Underwhelming Class

This class! …is not very good. I’d argue that the only two sure things are Cari Roccaro and Makenzy Doniak, with some reasonably interesting prospects likely to fill out the rest of the first round. Depth falls off a table not soon after though, with defense and goalkeeper looking especially woeful with half the data in. There’s a chance things will improve as players age and mature, but on the whole, it looks like this could be one of the worst draft classes in ages if things don’t get better.

Positional Rankings

GK

1. Lindsey Luke – Utah
2. Christiane Endler – South Florida
3. Emma Newins – Georgetown
4. Megan Kufeld – Washington
5. Abby Smith – Texas

DEF

1. Katie Naughton – Notre Dame
2. Christen Westphal – Florida
3. Emily Sonnett – Virginia
4. Jordan Coburn – Virginia Tech
5. Caroline Dwyer – Penn

MF

1. Cari Roccaro – Notre Dame
2. Ashley Meier – Virginia Tech
3. Ashley Spivey – Maryland
4. Raquel Rodriguez – Penn State
5. Isabella Schmid – Florida State

FW

1. Makenzy Doniak – Virginia
2. McKenzie Meehan – Boston College
3. Summer Green – North Carolina
4. Rachel Daly – Saint John’s (NY)
5. Taylor Smith – UCLA
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