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Kansas City NWSL selects three players in second round of the draft

Kansas City NWSL adds three players with back-to-back-to-back picks in the second round of the 2021 NWSL Draft. 

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In the Zoom Mixed Zone tonight, KC NWSL co-owner Angie Long said that they came prepared for the draft, and they weren’t kidding as they selected their 15th, 16th, & 17th picks in the second round without wasting much time.

With back-to-back-to back picks, Kansas City NWSL selected Victoria Pickett from Wisconsin (no relation to 4th pick Kiki Pickett, by the way) with the 15th pick. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Pickett has represented her country at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship and the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cup. She was also First Team All-Big Ten in 2017 and 2018, scoring five goals and 11 assists in 57 matches for the Wisconsin Badgers.

With the 16th pick in the draft, KC selected UCLA defender Lucy Parker. Parker also comes to Kansas City with youth international experience, having represented England from the U-15 to U-21 levels. Initially starting her collegiate career with Lousiana State University, Parker transferred to UCLA where she started all 24 games in 2019, playing a team-record 2,055 minutes.

And with the final and last pick in the second round, the club selected Addie McCain, a midfielder from Texas A&M. McCain earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors in 2017 and All-SEC Second Team (2018) and All-SEC First Team (2020).

Kansas City began the 2021 NWSL Draft trading $175,000 to select the number four overall pick, Kiki Pickett.