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Washington Spirit make more moves in 2021 NWSL Draft

The Washington Spirit picked up two great players in the 2021 NWSL Draft. Here is the information on the two newest additions:

The first selection is that of Sydney Schneider with the 29th overall pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft.

Schneider, a senior goalkeeper for the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, played in 44 games, making 19 starts. In her 3,674 minutes of game time, Schneider made 131 saves, allowed a total of 49 goals and recorded nine shoutouts. Over her three year career as a Seahawk, Schneider was named First-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association and NCCSIA All-State selection, CAA Goalkeeper of the Year. Schneider also represented Jamaica in FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying, led the team to a third place finish at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship and was the starting goalkeeper for the team in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

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.

Schneider was selected with the 29th overall pick in the draft and the Spirit have one remaining pick – 39th.

After the selection of Schneider the Spirit went on to select Mariana Speckmaier with the 39th overall pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft.

Speckmaier, a senior forward for the Clemson Tigers, played in nine games for the Tigers in 2020, making seven starts. In her 540 minutes of game time in 2020, Speckmaier scored two times and earned one assist. Over her four year career with Clemson, Speckmaier scored 25 goals and created 29 assists.

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.

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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