Alexa Newfield was selected with the 28th pick by FC Kansas City. She is the second UNC Tarheel taken by the Blues (Katie Bowen selected in second round) in the 2016 NWSL draft. Newfield played in 19 matches (18 starts) and scored 11 goals with 3 assists in her senior year. The Georgia native has had some injury problems in the past but has comeback each time.
With the 38th pick, the Blues drafted defender Alex Arlitt from LSU. A Houston native, Arlitt appeared in 89 matches for LSU and has been one of the best defenders in Tigers history. FC Kansas City will probably look for her to compete for an outside back spot.