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January 20, 2013 at 12:04 AM

More Reign FC reaction to the college draft

reign fc alternate.jpgHere are some team-provided quotes from Reign FC following the NWSL’s recent college draft. Oh yeah, and season-ticket and venue information are expected to be announced this upcoming week…

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“Draft order certainly played a role in strategy but overall we are very happy with how things shaped up. This group of players adds depth in a variety of positions which was a priority going in.” — Amy Carnell, general manager

“We are really pleased with the draft today. We had highlighted target areas we wanted, taking into account the draft pick we had. We covered all the areas we wanted to, the players we have brought in cover us across main areas we feel we need to focus on. I’m looking forward to working with these players and helping them continue their growth and development.” — Laura Harvey, head coach

“I am extremely excited to be drafted to the Seattle Reign FC for the first NWSL season. I have never been to Seattle, but the fans of the Northwest have a legendary reputation (of singing and cheering and drumming) on the East Coast. I am thrilled to represent a new club and look forward to competing to win a championship in our first season! Thank you to the coaching staff at Seattle Reign FC for having the confidence to pick me as their first pick of the 2013 NWSL draft.” — Christine Nairn, Penn State midfielder (first round)

“I am absolutely thrilled to have been drafted by Seattle Reign FC and to be a part of its program! It will be a true delight to play alongside some of the current legends of US and international soccer. I’m looking forward to the chance to play under Coach Harvey and to have a great season with the NWSL!” — Mallory Schaffer, William & Mary College midfielder (second round)

“It has been a lot to take in and process this morning, but I could not be more excited to be a part of the Seattle Reign family. To play for the best fans in the country is truly a dream come true. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be apart of this team.” — Kristen Meier, Wake Forest midfielder (three round)

“I am humbled by this opportunity and look forward to learning more about the players and organization.” — Haley Kopmeyer, Michigan goalkeeper (fourth round)

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