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Houston Dash draft five players in 2018 NWSL College Draft

Houston Dash select Haley Hanson in the first round of the draft.

Forward Haley Hanson was selected by the Houston Dash with the seventh overall pick of the college draft.
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The Houston Dash had quite the day at the 2018 NWSL College Draft. After a major trade with Chicago the team had five draft picks in the four rounds of the draft.

The first pick for the Dash was the overall number seven pick and the Dash selected Haley Hanson from Nebraska. The Houston Dash selected Kimberly Keever from the University of Washington with the twelfth pick of the draft. In the third round, the team selected Veronica Latsko out of the University of Virginia. With the final pick of the third round the Houston Dash selected Abby Elinsky of University of North Carolina. In the fourth round the Dash selected goalkeeper Sarah Shimer from the University of Washington. All four of the teams first selections were forwards though Hanson is listed as a forward/midfielder/defender.

Keep your eyes on Dynamo Theory for a more in-depth look at the Dash picks over the next couple of weeks.

Full List of the 2018 NWSL College Draft selections:

Round 1

1. Washington Spirit - Andi Sullivan (midfielder, Stanford)

2. Boston Breakers - Savannah McCaskill (midfielder/forward, South Carolina)

3. Washington Spirit - Rebecca Quinn (midfielder/defender, Duke)

4. Sky Blue FC - Michaela Abam (midfielder/forward, West Virginia)

5. Sky Blue FC - Imani Dorsey (midfielder/forward, Duke)

5. Sky Blue FC - Amandine Pierre-Louis (midfielder/forward, West Virginia)

7. Houston Dash - Haley Hanson (defender/midfielder/forward, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

8. Portland Thorns - Sandra Yu (midfielder/forward, Notre Dame)

9. Portland Thorns - Gabby Seiler (midfilder/forward, University of Florida)

10. North Carolina Courage - Frannie Crouse (midfielder/forward, Penn State)

Round 2

11. Washington Spirit - Schuyler DeBree (defender/midfielder/forward, Duke)

12. Houston Dash - Kimberly Keever (midfielder/forward, University of Washington)

13. Sky Blue FC*- Casey Murphy (goalkeeper, Rutgers)

14. Utah Royals - Taylor Isom (defender, Brigham Young)

15. Chicago Red Stars - Emily Boyd (goalkeeper, UC Berkeley)

16. Washington Spirit - Mallory Eubanks (defender/midfielder/forward, Mississippi State)

17. Boston Breakers - Elizabeth Wenger (defender, Georgetown)

18. Chicago Red Stars - Indigo Gibson (defender, UC Berkeley)

19. Chicago Red Stars - Brianna Visalli (midfielder/forward, Pepperdine)

20. North Carolina Courage - Rebecca Rasmussen (midfielder/forward, University of Colorado Boulder)

Round 3

21. Washington Spirit - Brittany Basinger (defender, Penn State)

22. Boston Breakers - Ashton Miller (midfielder, Duke)

23. Orlando Pride - Nadia Gomes (forward, Brigham Young)

24. Chicago Red Stars - Megan Buckingham (midfielder/defender, UNC)

25. Seattle Reign - Allyson Haran (defender, Wake Forest)

26. Washington Spirit - Maddie Huster (defender/midfielder, Wake Forest)

27. Chicago Red Stars - Zoey Goralski (defender/midfielder/forward, UCLA)

28. Houston Dash - Veronica Latsko (midfielder/forward, UVA)

29. Portland Thorns - Annabella Geist (goalkeeper, Oregon)

30. Houston Dash - Abby Elinsky (defender/midfielder/forward, UNC)

Round 4

31. Washington Spirit - Rachel Moore (midfielder/forward, William and Mary)

32. Boston Breakers - Joanna Boyles (midfielder, UNC)

33. Houston Dash - Sarah Shimer (goalkeeper, Washington)

34. Utah Royals - E.J. Proctor (goalkeeper, Duke)

35. Sky Blue FC - Kiana Palacios (midfielder/forward, UC Irvine)

36. Seattle Reign - Celia Jiménez Delgado (defender/midfielder/forward, University of Alabama)

37. Chicago Red Stars - Alexa Ben (midfielder/forward, DePaul)

38. North Carolina Courage - Morgan Reid (defender, Duke)

39. North Carolina Courage - Carlin Hudson (defender, Yale)

40. North Carolina Courage - Ryan Williams (defender, Texas Christian University)