(Jan. 6, 2016) - As the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft nears, we take a look back at past Boston Breakers drafts, beginning in 2009, the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft. We'll recap every draft from 2009 through 2015 leading up to the 2016 NWSL Draft on Jan. 15, 2016.
(Jan. 6, 2016) - As the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft nears, we take a look back at past Boston Breakers drafts, beginning in 2009, the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft.
This year’s NWSL Draft will take place at the NSCAA Convention in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. The Breakers have the Nos. 17, 32, and 35 picks.
Held at the NSCAA Convention in St. Louis, Mo., the 2009 WPS Draft saw the Breakers hold 10 selections. The Breakers had the No. 1 overall pick and took forward Amy Rodriguez out of the University of Southern California. Rodriguez started 11 of the 17 matches she appeared in and scored one goal in the one season (2009) she played in Boston.
The Breakers then selected, in order: defender Kasey Moore (Texas), forward Jennifer Nobis (Missouri), forward Kelly Schmedes (Texas), defender Ariel Harris (North Carolina), forward Lindsay Vera (NC State), midfielder Ashley Nick (USC), midfielder Allison Martino (Teas A&M), midfielder Stacy Bishop (Florida), and goalkeeper Jaimel Johnson (Tennessee).
Kasey Moore played three seasons in Boston. Here, she celebrates her first goal, scored April 25, 2010, against Saint Louis Athletica
Moore, Nobis, Schmedes, and Bishop all saw time with the Breakers. Moore played for Boston from 2009 through 2011, while Nobis, Schmedes, and Bishop played one season – 2009.
Check back Thursday, Jan. 7, for a recap of the 2010 WPS Draft.
2009 WPS Draft
No. 1 Amy Rodriguez Forward USC
No. 15 Kasey Moore Defender Texas
No. 29 Jennifer Nobis Forward Missouri
No. 41 Kelly Schmedes Forward Texas
No. 42 Ariel Harris Defender UNC
No. 43 Lindsay Vera Forward North Carolina State
No. 56 Ashley Nick Midfielder USC
No. 57 Allison Martino Midfielder Texas A&M
No. 69 Stacy Bishop Midfielder Florida
No. 70 Jaimel Johnson GK Tennessee