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January 16, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Reign FC picks three in NWSL college draft

One draft day down. Another to go.

Reign FC and the NWSL will take the stage as a four-round college draft starts at 7 a.m. Friday. Seattle holds three picks: No. 7 overall in the first round, No. 17 overall in the second round and No. 30 overall in the fourth round.

Here is a list of 180 or so eligible players, including two from the University of Washington (Molly Boyd, Lindsay Elston) and two from Washington State (Micaela Castain, Rachael Doyle).

I’ll update the Reign’s picks below:

Round 1, No. 7 overall — D Amanda Frisbie, University of Portland
Round 2, No. 17 overall — D Megan Brigman, University of North Carolina
Round 4, No. 30 overall — M Ellen Parker, University of Portland

You can follow the whole draft on the league website (NWSLsoccer.com) or on Twitter (@NWSL), an account that will include analysis from University of Washington women’s coach and Reign FC broadcaster Lesle Gallimore. There will be a live chat on the NWSL website, as well, if you want to follow along pick by pick.

Here are some press release quotes:

“I’m so excited to be a part of this organization. Seattle is exactly where I wanted to be.” — Frisbie

“We’ve had our eye on Amanda since we saw her play against the Thorns in pre-season. We are thrilled with the pick.” — Laura Harvey, general manager and head coach

— Round 1 –

No. 1 – Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit)
No. 2 – Keali Ohai (Houston Dash)
No. 3 – Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars) (via SRFC)
No. 4 – Vanessa DiBernardo (Chicago Red Stars)
No. 5 – Kassey Kallman (FC Kansas City) (via BOS)
No. 6 – Maya Hayes (Sky Blue FC)
No. 7 – Amanda Frisbie (Seattle Reign FC) (via PTFC)
No. 8 – Nkem Ezurike (Boston Breakers) (via FCKC)
No. 9 – Courtney Verloo (Western New York Flash)

— Round 2 –

No. 10 – Rafaelle Souza (Houston Dash)
No. 11 – *Marissa Diggs (Houston Dash) (via PTFC)*
No. 12 – Morgan Marlborough (FC Kansas City) (via SRFC)
No. 13 – Natasha Anasi (Boston Breakers) (via CRS)
No. 14 – Cloee Colohan (Western New York Flash) (via BOS)
No. 15 – Hayley Haagsma (Sky Blue FC)
No. 16 – Jenna Richmond (FC Kansas City) (via PTFC)
No. 17 – Megan Brigman (Seattle Reign FC) (via FCKC)
No. 18 – Kelsey Wys (Western New York Flash)

— Round 3 —

No. 19 – Frances Silva (FC Kansas City) (Via HOU)
No. 20 – Mandy Laddish (FC Kansas City) (via SRFC / WAS)
No. 21 – Jazmine Reeves (Boston Breakers) (via SRFC)
No. 22 – Hayley Brock (Chicago Red Stars)
No. 23 – Mollie Pathman (Boston Breakers)
No. 24 – Michelle Pao (Sky Blue FC)
No. 25 – Emily Menges (Portland Thorns FC)
No. 26 – Molly Menchel (Washington Spirit) (via SRFC / FCKC)
No. 27 – Annie Steinlage (Western New York Flash)

— Round 4 —

No. 28 – Jordan Jackson (Houston Dash)
No. 29 – Shasta Fisher (Washington Spirit)
No. 30 – Ellen Parker (Seattle Reign FC)
No. 31 – *Elisabeth Sullivan (Portland) (via Washington)*
No. 32 – Jami Kranich (Boston Breakers)
No. 33 – Elizabeth Eddy (Sky Blue FC)
No. 34 – *Kim DeCesare (Boston Breakers) (via PTFC)*
No. 35 – Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City)
No. 36 – Kristen Hamilton (Western New York Flash)

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