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All the picks from the 2021 NWSL College Draft

Every pick, as it comes in.

2020 NWSL Draft Photo by Jose Argueta/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Welcome to the 2021 NWSL College Draft! We’ll be recording every pick as it comes in and updating this article in real time. Refresh the page to see the latest. We’ll also be keeping track of things like mid-draft deals, so join us for another year of wheeling and dealing.

Don’t forget, we’ve compiled things like rules, eligible players, and how to watch in one place:


  1. Racing Louisville FC - Emily Fox (defender, UNC)
  2. Washington Spirit - Trinity Rodman (forward, Washington State)
  3. Sky Blue FC - Brianna Pinto (midfielder, UNC)
  4. Sky Blue and Kansas City trade: KC sends $175,000 allocation money to Sky Blue in exchange for the pick and chooses Kiara Pickett (defender, Stanford)
  5. Racing Louisville FC - Emina Ekic (forward/midfielder, University of Louisville)
  6. Chicago Red Stars and Portland Thorns trade: Red Stars acquire 1 international slot for 2020, the #7 and #32 overall picks in the 2021 draft. Portland Thorns get the #6 slot and pick Yazmeen Ryan (midfielder, TCU)
  7. Chicago Red Stars (traded down from #6 with Portland Thorns) - Madison Haley (forward, Stanford)
  8. Sky Blue trades the #8 spot to the Washington Spirit for $100,000 allocation money and the Spirit’s natural 2nd round pick in the 2022 draft. The Spirit pick Tara McKeown (forward, USC)
  9. Orlando Pride - Viviana Villacorta (midfielder, UCLA)
  10. North Carolina Courage - Deanne Rose (forward, Florida)

*Note: Rose is a Canadian international


11. Racing Louisville FC - Taylor Otto (midfielder, UNC)

12. Portland Thorns - Sam Coffey (forward, Penn State)

13. Sky Blue FC trade the pick and $35,000 allocation money to Louisville for a player to be named later. Racing Louisville pick Kirsten Davis (forward, Texas Tech)
*Kirsten Davis says she intends to use her extra year of NCAA eligibility and therefore won’t play for Louisville in 2021

14. Orlando Pride - Mikayla Colohan (midfielder, Brigham Young University)

15. Kansas City - Victoria Pickett (midfielder, Wisconsin)
*Note: Pickett is a Canadian international

16. Kansas City - Lucy Parker (defender, UCLA)
*Note: Parker is an English international

17. Kansas City - Addie McCain (midfielder, Texas A&M)

18. Chicago Red Stars - Kelsey Turnbow (forward, Santa Clara)
*Turnbow will finish her masters in 2021 and join the Red Stars in 2022

19. Washington Spirit - Anna Heilferty (forward, Boston University)

20. North Carolina Courage - Alyssa Malonson (defender, Auburn)


21. Racing Louisville FC - Parker Goins (forward, Arkansas)

22. Portland Thorns - Amirah Ali (forward/midfielder, Rutgers)

23. Sky Blue FC - Taryn Torres (midfielder, Virginia)

24. Orlando Pride - Kerry Abello (forward, Penn State)

25. Chicago Red Stars - Brianna Alger (defender, Washington State)

26. Houston Dash - Joelle Anderson (forward/midfielder, Pepperdine)

27. Houston Dash - Makamae Gomera-Stevens (forward, Washington State)

28. OL Reign - Jimena Lopez (defender, Texas A&M)
*Lopez is a Mexican international

29. Washington Spirit - Sydney Schneider (goalkeeper, UNC-Wilmington)

30. North Carolina Courage - Myra Konte (defender, Vanderbilt)


31. Racing Louisville FC - Emily Smith (defender, UC Berkeley)

32. Portland Thorns traded the #32 pick to Chicago Red Stars in the first round; Red Stars choose Channing Foster (midfielder/forward, Mississippi)

33. Sky Blue - Delanie Sheehan (defender, UCLA)

34. Orlando Pride - Kaylie Collins (goalkeeper, USC)

35. Chicago Red Stars - Alissa Gorzak (forward, UVA)

36. Kansas City - Alex Loera (defender, Santa Clara)

37. Portland Thorns - Hannah Betfort (defender, Wake Forest)

38. Kansas City - Brookelynn Entz (midfielder, Kansas State)

39. Washington Spirit - Mariana Speckmaier (forward, Clemson)

40. Sky Blue FC - Tess Boade (forward/midfielder, Duke)