Friday, January 18, 2013

Four Eclipse Select alumni picked at inaugural 2013 NWSL Draft

L-R: Boston M/D Casey Short, Chicago D Rachel Quon,
Chicago GK Taylor Vancil, Seattle GK Haley Kopmeyer
CHICAGO -- Reflective of their high-caliber club and collegiate careers, four Eclipse Select Soccer Club alumni were chosen among the 32 players at the 2013 National Women's Soccer League College Draft held on Friday at the NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis.

The highest-picked representative from Eclipse Select at the draft was midfielder/defender Casey Short (Naperville, Ill.), who was the No. 5 overall selection by the Boston Breakers.

"It's such an incredible opportunity. It's a dream come true," Short said. "I've always dreamed of being able to play professionally, and to be playing with some of the best players in the country that I've looked up to all my life, I'm so blessed and excited for this opportunity."

Chicago soccer fans will not have to travel too far to see two of Eclipse Select's own as defender Rachel Quon (Lake Forest, Ill.) and goalkeeper Taylor Vancil (South Elgin, Ill.) were picked by the Chicago Red Stars who are coached by Eclipse Select President Rory Dames.

Former Eclipse Select goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich.) was the 31st overall selection and a fourth-round pick by Seattle Reign FC.

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