Friday, January 18, 2013

FC Kansas City Add 4 in First Draft Class

FC Kansas City picked up their first 4 draft picks today in the first NWSL draft.  FCKC had the 3rd pick in the draft, which was figured by a panel that compared the strength of their allocated players.  Today at the NSCAA convention KC made their 4 picks.

In the first round, the Blues selected Kristie Mewis from Boston College.  Mewis is a midfielder who was a MAC Hermann award semifinalist and first team All-American.  Mewis has been a member of the US U-17 and U-20 national teams.

In the second round, FCKC selected Erika Tymrak.  The midfielder from the University of Florida has been selected as an All-American and is in the US U-23 pool and a MAC Hermann award semifinalist.

In the third round, the Blues selected a local player, Whitney Berry from the University of Kansas.  The first team All Big 12 midfielder/forward led KU in assists this year and finished as the leader for KU in assists for her career.

In their final selection, Kansas City went with another local option, drafting Nia Williams from Missouri State.  Williams is the daughter of FCKC assistant coach, Huw Williams.  Williams was a 4 time All Missouri Valley player and was the MVC Defensive player of the year.

The four players will join the seven that were originally allocated to FCKC.  The rest of the Blues roster will be filled through free agent signings, and from Twitter today, a dispersal draft of other pros.


Marc said...

Still no word on where they will be playing?

Mike said...

Nope, still no word.