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NWSL Jan 13, 2023

Full Results from the 2023 NWSL Draft: USWNT prospect Alyssa Thompson goes No. 1

The 2023 NWSL Draft took place on Thursday, Jan. 12 as 48 total players were selected to join the top level of professional women’s soccer in the United States.

U.S. Women’s National Team prospect Alyssa Thompson – who recently made her debut with the U.S. senior team at the age of 17 – was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by Angel City FC. Thompson, now 18 years old, made history as the first player to ever be picked in the NWSL Draft directly out of high school.

Thompson, a promising young forward from Studio City, Calif., attended Harvard-Westlake High School in her hometown and played club soccer for Total Futbol Academy, where she competed for both boys and girls teams.

Duke star Michelle Cooper – another USWNT prospect – was picked No. 2 overall by Kansas City Current on the heels of being honored as winner of the 2022 MAC Hermann Trophy. Rounding out the top five picks of the NWSL Draft were Florida State teammates Emily Madril (Orlando Pride) and Jenna Nighswonger (NJ/NY Gotham FC), and Alabama’s Reyna Reyes (Portland Thorns FC).

See below for the full results from the 2023 NWSL Draft.

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