2017 UWS Championship MVP Michaela Kovacs (credit John Rothwell)
METUCHEN, NJ - The 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft will take place on Thursday, January 16 (11:00 AM ET) at the United Soccer Coaches (USC) Convention in Baltimore, MD. The preliminary list of eligible players for the draft was released by the league and 17 former United Women's Soccer (UWS) stars will get a chance to have their professional dreams come true. To follow all the action of the 2020 NWSL College Draft, use the hashtag #NWSLDraft and follow the NWSL on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Leading the way are the 2019 UWS Midwest Conference champion Indiana Union with four alumnae: Chandra Davidson (Indiana University), Danielle Hayden (Baylor University), Stasia Mallin (University of Memphis) and Annika Schmidt (Butler University). Highlighted players include: All-UWS selection Haley Crawford (Lancaster Inferno); 2017 UWS Championship MVP Michaela Kovacs (Midwest United FC); U.S. U-20 international Zoe Morse (Lansing United); Ireland international Hayley Nolan (Connecticut Fusion); four-time Bulgarian Player of the Year Evdokia Popadinova (Santa Clarita Blue Heat); and Jamaican international Chantelle Swaby (New England Mutiny).
For the full list of UWS alumnae currently eligible for the 2020 NWSL College Draft, see below. There is still time for post-collegiate players to register for the draft. The deadline is Wednesday, January 15 (4:00 PM ET). For a complete schedule of events and more information about the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention, please visit the official website at unitedsoccercoachesconvention.org. Stay tuned for more UWS information in regards to the USC Convention.
All-UWS selection Haley Crawford (credit Dirk Fontaine)
F/M Vivien Beil (University of Connecticut / Connecticut Fusion)
F/M/D Haley Crawford (James Madison University / Lancaster Inferno)
F/M Chandra Davidson (Indiana University / Indiana Union)
F/D Danielle Hayden (Baylor University / Indiana Union)
M/D Michaela Kovacs (Michigan State University / Midwest United FC)
M/D Stasianne Mallin (University of Memphis / Indiana Union)
D Kaiya McCullough (UCLA / Santa Clarita Blue Heat)
M/D Zoe Morse (University of Virginia / Lansing United)
GK Carly Nelson (University of Utah / RSL Women)
M/D Hayley Nolan (University of Hartford / Connecticut Fusion)
F/M Evdokia Popadinova (Florida Gulf Coast University / Santa Clarita Blue Heat)
F/M Atlanta Primus (California State University, Fullerton / LA Galaxy OC)
GK Zoie Reed (Central Michigan University / Lansing United)
M/D Annika Schmidt (Butler University / Indiana Union)
M/D Chantelle Swaby (Rutgers University / New England Mutiny)
GK Jalen Tompkins (University of Colorado Boulder / Colorado Storm)
F/D Kristen Vinciguerra (Villanova University / New Jersey Copa FC)