Full Results from the 2022 NWSL Draft
The NWSL Draft was held on Saturday, Dec. 19 ahead of the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League season.
A total of 50 players were selected over the course of four rounds. Stanford’s Naomi Girma was selected No. 1 overall by expansion club San Diego Wave. Girma, who was named U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year in 2020, is a defender/midfielder who is regarded as a strong prospect in the U.S. Women’s National Team player pool.
Florida State midfielder Jaelin Howell, another highly-touted USWNT prospect, was selected No. 2 overall by Racing Louisville FC. Howell recently won her second College Cup title with the Seminoles.
Virginia Tech midfielder Emily Gray went No. 3 to the North Carolina Courage, while USC midfielder Savannah DeMelo (Racing Louisville) and UCLA forward Mia Fishel (Orlando Pride) rounded out the top five.
See below for a look at every pick from the 2022 NWSL Draft.
Cromwell has been with UCLA since 2013.
Horan won POY and Rodman won Young POY.
Winners were announced across all levels.
Washington defeated Chicago 2-1 on Saturday.
The camp will be running from Dec. 7-14.
She joins U.S. Soccer from South Shore Select.