2002 WUSA Draft

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The 2002 WUSA College Draft took place on February 11, 2002. It was the second college draft held by Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) to assign the rights of college players to the WUSA teams. [1] [2]

Womens United Soccer Association

The Women's United Soccer Association, often abbreviated to the WUSA, was the world's first women's soccer league in which all the players were paid as professionals. Founded in February 2000, the league began its first season in April 2001 with eight teams in the United States. The league suspended operations on September 15, 2003, shortly after the end of its third season, after making cumulative losses of around US $100 million.

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Round 1

Pick

Player

Pos.

WUSA Team

Previous Team

1 Danielle Slaton DF Carolina Courage Santa Clara
2 Abby Wambach FW Washington Freedom Univ. of Florida
3 Jena Kluegel MF Boston Breakers North Carolina
4 Lori Lindsey MF San Diego Spirit Virginia
5 Stacey Tullock MF Philadelphia Charge Arizona State
6 Minna Mustonen FW New York Power Franklin Pierce College
7 Anna Kraus DF Atlanta Beat Santa Clara
8 Danielle Borgman DF San Jose CyberRays North Carolina

Round 2

Pick

Player

Pos.

WUSA Team

Previous Team

1 Katie Barnes FW Carolina Courage Santa Clara
2 Casey Zimny DF Washington Freedom Univ. of Connecticut
3 Mónica González DF Boston Breakers Notre Dame
4 Amy Sauer DF San Diego Spirit Stanford
5 Mary-Frances Monroe MF Philadelphia Charge UCLA
6 Bonnie Young DF New York Power Penn State
7 Meredith Flaherty GK New York Power Univ. of Florida
8 Andrea Alfiler MF Philadelphia Charge Azusa Pacific
1. ^ The Atlanta Beat traded its second round pick (15th overall) to the New York Power for future considerations..
2. ^ The San Jose CyberRays traded its second round pick (16th overall) to the Philadelphia Charge for future considerations.

Round 3

Pick

Player

Pos.

WUSA Team

Previous Team

1 Emily Oleksiuk GK Carolina Courage Penn State
2 Stephanie Rigamat FW Washington Freedom UCLA
3 Alexa Borisjuk MF Boston Breakers Univ. of Connecticut
4 Meghan Anderson MF Carolina Courage Nebraska
5 Katie Carson GK Philadelphia Charge Clemson
6 Sarah Kate Noftsinger MF New York Power Wake Forest
7 Nicky Thrasher FW Atlanta Beat Texas A&M
8 Alice Gleason GK San Jose CyberRays UNLV
3. ^ Traded with the San Diego Spirit for 2001 Waiver Draft selection and fourth round 2002 Draft selection.

Round 4

Pick

Player

Pos.

WUSA Team

Previous Team

1 Amy Kofoed FW San Diego Spirit Utah
2 Justine Fisher MF Washington Freedom U.S. Naval Academy
3 Kristin Slater GK Boston Breakers Arizona State
4 Shelly Finger GK San Diego Spirit North Carolina
5 Karyn Hall MF Philadelphia Charge Univ. of Florida
6 Erin Gilhart DF New York Power Univ. of Florida
7 Kristin DePlatchett GK Atlanta Beat North Carolina
8 Linnea Quinones GK San Jose CyberRays San Diego State
4. ^ Traded from the Carolina Courage for 2001 Waiver Draft selection and third round 2002 Draft selection.

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References

  1. "WUSA: 2002 Draft". Soccer America. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  2. Chapin, Dwight (12 February 2002). "Santa Clara's Slaton is league's top pick". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 20 July 2013.