NWSL to Live Stream 2018 College Draft via FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, NWSLsoccer.com and NWSL App

Photo: NWSLsoccer.com

Photo: NWSLsoccer.com

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) will live stream the 2018 NWSL College Draft via Facebook, YouTube, NWSLsoccer.com and NWSL app beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 18 from the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia.

Fans can watch the draft live by visiting: Facebook.com/NWSLYouTube.com/NWSL and NWSLsoccer.com/CollegeDraft.   

Host Marisa Pilla, analyst Aly Wagner, analyst Jen Cooper and reporter Jordan Angeli will call the College Draft live from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, providing fans will the latest news, information and insight on each selection. They will also be joined on the live stream by the draft picks, NWSL head coaches and NWSL general managers as well as several special guests.

Marisa Pilla is a sports reporter working in her hometown of Philadelphia. For the last two seasons, she has covered the Philadelphia Union as the sideline reporter and the host of the pregame and halftime shows. Her work has been seen on NBCS Philadelphia, NBCS Washington and recently covered the Big East men's soccer championship on FS2. In addition to soccer, Marisa has covered the NFL, NBA, college basketball, and college football for multiple outlets.

Aly Wagner is an analyst for Lifetime's NWSL Game of the Week and FOX Sports as well as a former U.S. Women's National Team player who won two Olympic gold medals and represented the U.S. at a pair of FIFA Women's World Cups. Wagner, the No. 1 overall pick at the 2003 Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) Draft, was also a member of the 2001 NCAA Division I national champion Santa Clara Broncos and was named the 2002 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy winner as the country's top women's college player.

Jen Cooper is the host of The Mixxed Zone, a weekly women's soccer podcast hosted by Whatahowler.com, and has served as the color commentator for Houston Dash home broadcasts. She is also the editorial director for the NWSL 'Game of the Week' on Lifetime and previously served as an analyst for the 2016 and 2017 NWSL Drafts.

Jordan Angeli is a former NWSL player who spent two seasons in the league and also represented the United States at the U-20 Women's World Cup. She has now been working in broadcasting for six years including calling NWSL, Colorado Rapids in MLS, USL games along with PAC-12, SEC, WAC and ACC games. She is the founder of THE ACL CLUB, helping athletes through the mental and emotional side of ACL recovery, and hosts the weekly podcast 'Show Your Scars' in which she interviews athletes about injury recovery.

The draft will be held in the CC Grand Ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will be open to the public and media.

The latest order for the 2018 College Draft can be found here. You can also find the selections from the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 drafts on NWSLsoccer.com.

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QueensCast: Episode #82 — We know it’s windy in here because we feel a draft; a 2018 NWSL draft!


Queenscast is geared up and prepping to hit the road. We're we going? The 2018 NWSL College Draft on Thursday, January 18, at 10 a.m. ET at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia — that’s all! 

BOOYAHSHAKAH! Dani Weatherholt! CHA-CHA-Chachacha! (Yeah, Justice threw that one in there) 

With so much talent ready to hit the main stage we’re looking  to start up a chatter session about who, what, where and WHY! So, you know, get your big pants on kids — it’s time to kick the year into gear! #LETSSCORE

NWSL Provides Updated Preliminary List of Eligible Players for 2018 College Draft

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Photo: NWSLsoccer.com

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) released today an updated preliminary list of more than 160 players eligible for selection in the 2018 NWSL College Draft, which will take place on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. ET at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia.

For the preliminary list of eligible players, visit http://nwsl.us/2FrZt3T

Registration for the 2018 NWSL College Draft will close on Wednesday, Jan. 17. 

The latest order for the 2018 College Draft can be found here. You can also find the selections from the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 drafts on NWSLsoccer.com.

The United Soccer Coaches Convention will take place Jan. 17-21, 2018 in Philadelphia - bringing thousands of coaches, administrators and other soccer enthusiasts together in one place. For a complete schedule of events and more information about the convention, please visit the official website at unitedsoccercoachesconvention.org

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Orlando Pride Midfielder Dani Weatherholt Inks New Contract


Orlando Pride has signed midfielder Dani Weatherholt to a new contract. Per team and league policies, terms of the contact were not announced.

“We’re delighted to have agreed to a new deal with Dani,” Orlando Pride Head Coach Tom Sermanni said. “Dani had a terrific 2017 season and has taken great steps in her development over her two years with us. We look forward to seeing her continuing to grow and contributing to the Pride in 2018.”

Weatherholt, 23, was the Pride’s third pick (31st overall) in the 2016 NWSL College Draft out of Santa Clara University. In 2017, her sophomore season with the Club, Weatherholt appeared in 19 matches (17 starts) and scored her first professional goal on Aug. 12, helping the team to a record-setting win over Sky Blue FC. Weatherholt also added one assist on the year, setting up Alex Morgan’s 92nd-minute goal on Sept. 7 against Seattle Reign FC.

In 2016, the San Clemente, Calif., native made 12 appearances, nine of them starts, in her first season with Orlando. Internationally, Weatherholt has represented the U.S. with the U23 Women’s National Team.

Former Orlando Pride Goalkeeper Retires

Photo: Caroline Stanley (Instagram)

Photo: Caroline Stanley (Instagram)

Goalkeeper Caroline Stanley announced on Sunday that she is retiring from professional soccer.

Stanley started 11 games for Sky Blue FC in 2016. She also appeared in one game for the Orlando Pride in 2017 and was a member of Seattle Reign FC in 2015.

“I’m very proud and humbled that I was able to make my childhood dreams come true,” Stanley wrote on social media in her retirement announcement.

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