Congratulations to FC Stars Alumni Morgan Andrews (USC) and Hayley Dowd (BC) on being drafted to the National Womens Soccer League (NWSL).
The NWSL held the 2017 NWSL College Draft on Thursday Jan.12 in Los Angeles in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention. There were 40 college players selected over four rounds.
Andrews and Dowd have come through the FC Stars player pathway which included playing in the ECNL (Elite Clubs National League). The ECNL is one of the best platforms for young players aspiring to play at the College level and beyond. This league provides players the opportunity to showcase their talents and gain exposure to the top College Programs around the country.
ECNL Impact on the NWSL Draft - 30 of 40 players selected are ECNL Alums.
To learn more about the ECNL College Impact - Please Click Here
Morgan Andrews (USC) was selected 3rd overall in the NWSL College Draft. Andrews enjoyed a great season with USC, finishing with 10 goals and a College National Championship. Morgan received the 2013 Gatorade National High School Athlete of the Year, Andrews is also a two-time Gatorade National High School Soccer Player of the Year (2012, 2013).
Morgan was a member of the U-15, U17, U20 U.S Youth National Teams, and most recently Andrews was called into the U-23 U.S National Team. We wish Morgan all the best as she enters the NWSL, Congratulations Morgan!
Morgan Andews - Profile
Hayley Dowd (Boston College) was selected 38th overall in the NWSL College Draft. Dowd a native of Peabody (MA) played 4 years of Peabody High School finishing her career with a school record 204 points and 148 goals.
Dowd was a member of the 2012 U-18 U.S National Team Pool and National Team Training camp. Hayley received several awards, including the 2011-12 Mass. Gatorade Player of the Year. Dowd was a stand out player for FC Stars at National ECNL events, including 2012 and 2013 ECNL San Diego All-Event Team.
We wish Hayley all the best as she continues her soccer journey in the NWSL, Congratulations Hayley!
Hayley Dowd - Profile
To view the full NWSL College Draft results - Please Click Here
National Womens Soccer League (NWSL)
Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)