2023 NWSL Draft results

Lizzy Becherano
2023 NWSL Draft results.
2023 NWSL Draft results. / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

The National Women’s Soccer League Draft took place on January 12, seeing 48 players join 12 different teams. 

Angel City kicked off by selecting Alyssa Thompson as the number 1 overall pick, making her the first high school player ever to be drafted into the NWSL. The expansion team acquired the inaugural pick earlier this week, after sending Yazmeen Ryan and $250,000 in Allocation Money to Gotham FC in exchange for the draft position. 

The 2023 edition also saw six goalkeepers come into the league, the most ever to be drafted since the NWSL’s creation in 2013.

Here are the results…

Round 1 picks

  • Alyssa Thompson (Angel City FC, F) 
  • Michelle Cooper (Kansas City Current, F)
  • Emily Madril (Orlando Pride, D)
  • Jenna Nighswonger (NJ/NY Gotham, M)
  • Reyna Reyes (Portland Thorns, F)
  • Olivia Wingate (North Carolina Courage, F)
  • Penelope Hocking (Chicago Red Stars, F)
  • Sydney Collins (North Carolina Courage, D)
  • Clara Robins (North Carolina Courage, M)
  • Alexa Spaanstra (Kansas City Current, F)
  • Haley Hopkins (North Carolina Courage, F)
  • Izzy D’Aquila (Portland Thorns, F)

Round 2 picks

  • Sierra Enge (San Diego Wave, M)
  • Grace Yochum (Chicago Red Stars, M)
  • Gabrielle Robinson (Kansas City Current, D)
  • Kayla Fischer (Racing Louisville, F)
  • Brianna Martinez (Racing Louisville, D)
  • Jordan Silkwotiz (Kansas City Current, GK)
  • Shea Holmes (OL Reign, D)
  • Sophie Hirst (Houston Dash, M)
  • Messiah Bright (Orlando Pride, F)
  • Jylissa Harris (Houston Dash, D) 
  • Ally Schlegel (Chicago Red Stars, F)
  • Lauren DeBeau (Portland Thorns, F) 

Round 3 picks

  • Tori Hansen (Orlando Pride, D)
  • Nicole Douglas (Washington Spirit, F)
  • Angelina Anderson (Angel City, F)
  • Lyza Bosselman (Washington Spirit, GK)
  • Jadyn Edwards (Racing Louisville, M)
  • Riley Tanner (Washington Spirit, F)
  • Riley Mattingly Parker (Racing Louisville, F)
  • Lauren Kozal (Portland Thorns, GK)
  • Lauren Brzykcy (San Diego Wave (GK)
  • Lena Silano (Washington Spirit, F)
  • Mykiaa Minniss (Kansas City Current, D)
  • Lindsi Jennings (Houston Dash, D)

Round 4 picks

  • Civana Kuhlmann (Washington Spirit, F)
  • Ella Shamburger (Kansas City Current, D)
  • Summer Yates (Orlando Pride, M)
  • Delaney Graham (Washington Spirit, D)
  • Kristen Scott (Orlando Pride, F)
  • Rylan Childers (Kansas City Current, M)
  • Sophie Jones (Chicago Red Stars, M)
  • Iliana Hocking (NY/NJ Gotham, M)
  • Giovanna DeMarco (San Diego Wave, M)
  • Natalie Viggiano (OL Reign, M) 
  • Ashley Orkus (Kansas City Current, GK)
  • Madelyn Desiano (Houston Dash, D)