Thursday, the National Women's Soccer League held their annual College Draft. Forty players were taken over four rounds of draft action. Rose Lavalle was take as the number one pick in the draft by the Boston Breakers.
The Dash's first pick was the number 15 overall pick. The team selected goal keeper Jane Campbell out of Stanford. Campbell posted 35 shutouts at Stanford and had 210 saves. The goal keeper has been called in for U.S. Women's National Team training camp and will head to California for camp later this week.
Houston traded a second-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft to the Chicago Red Stars for the eighth pick of the third round and used that pick to select Nichelle Prince. The forward won the Olympic bronze medal with the Canadian National Team this summer. Prince played college soccer at Ohio State University and finished her collegiate career with 27 goals and 20 assists in 72 games for the Buckeyes.
With the number 33 pick the Dash selected Erin Smith. The defender played 73 consecutive matches at Rutgers and lead all field players during her four year career in minutes with 2,174. Smith was named to the 2016 All-Big Ten First Team and the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team