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Washington Spirit have busy day in 2021 NWSL Draft

The Washington Spirit had themselves a very busy 2021 NWSL Draft. Here is all of the news from the team:

The team selected Trinity Rodman with the second overall pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft.

Rodman, a forward for the Washington State Cougars, did not appear in any games for the Cougars after joining them as a freshman in the fall of 2020. Due to Covid-19, Washington State and the Pac-12 did not play a fall season in 2020. Instead, they are expected to play a shortened spring season.

Because of a waiver obtained by the NWSL from the NCAA, players picked in the 2021 NWSL Draft will have until Friday, January 22, 2021 to decide whether to report immediately to their NWSL club or at the conclusion of the spring collegiate season.

Rodman was selected with the second overall pick in the draft and the Spirit have three remaining picks – the 19th, 29th, and 39th picks.

Next the Washington Spirit have selected Tara McKeown with the eighth overall pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft.

McKeown, a senior forward for the USC Trojans, has played in a total of 62 games over three years, making 53 starts. In her 2,527 minutes of game time, McKeown scored 25 times and earned 20 assists. In her junior year with USC, McKeown was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America first team, Pac-12 Forward of the Year, All-Pac-12 first team and All-Pacific Region first team. Due to Covid-19, USC and the Pac-12 did not play a fall season in 2020. Instead, they are expected to play a shortened spring season.

Because of a waiver obtained by the NWSL from the NCAA, players picked in the 2021 NWSL Draft will have until Friday, January 22, 2021 to decide whether to report immediately to their NWSL club or at the conclusion of the spring collegiate season.

McKeown was selected with the eighth overall pick in the draft and the Spirit have three remaining picks – the 19th, 29th and 39th picks.

Anna Heilferty became the next newest member of the Washington Spirit with the 19th overall pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft.

Heilferty, a senior midfielder/forward for the Boston University Terriers, played in a total of 62 games, making 55 starts. In her 2,702 minutes of game time, Heilferty scored 13 times and earned 10 assists. Over her three year career as a Terrier, Heilferty has been named All-Patriot League First Team, Patriot League Tournament MVP and All-Patriot League Tournament Team in 2018 and Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 2017. She has also represented the U.S. U-18 National Team in 2017.

Because of a waiver obtained by the NWSL from the NCAA, players picked in the 2021 NWSL Draft will have until Friday, January 22, 2021 to decide whether to report immediately to their NWSL club or at the conclusion of the spring collegiate season.

Heilferty was selected with the 19th overall pick in the draft and the Spirit have two remaining picks – the 29th and 39th picks.

For more information on the Washington Spirit fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

Washington Spirit » Professional Women’s Soccer in DC

 

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