Wave FC slated for 3rd and 4th Round draft picks on Thursday, January 12, in Philadelphia
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (December 22, 2022) – The National Women’s Soccer League has shared the current list of players who have registered for the 2023 NWSL Draft presented by Ally. The draft will be hosted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday, December 12, at 6 p.m. ET in Philadelphia.
For this year’s upcoming NWSL Draft, San Diego Wave Fútbol Club is slated with 3rd and 4th Round picks.
The current list of players registered for the 2023 NWSL Draft presented by Ally can be seen here. The registration list will be updated on the NWSL’s website on a rolling basis. Players must register by 11:59 pm ET on Monday, January 9, 2023 to be eligible for selection.
The 2023 NWSL Draft presented by Ally will air live on CBS Sports Network, Paramount+ and CBS Sports HQ, the free 24/7 streaming sports news network, from 6 to 7 p.m. ET. Coverage of the draft will continue onParamount+ and CBS Sports HQ from 7 to 11 p.m. ET.
In its first draft as a club, San Diego acquired Naomi Girma as the #1 pick, who went on to win both NWSL Rookie of the Year and Defender of the Year. Wave FC also drafted midfielder Marleen Schimmer (First Round, No. 9), midfielder Sydney Pulver (2nd Round, No. 25), midfielder Belle Briede (3rd Round, No. 27) and defender Kayla Bruster (4th Round, No. 40).
More information about this year’s draft, including draft rules and the latest draft order, can be viewed here.
In its inaugural 2022 season, San Diego broke the record for both the NWSL Playoff attendance record and the NWSL regular-season record, with 26,215 and 32,000 fans. Wave FC also made history in 2022 as the first expansion team to make the playoffs before advancing to the NWSL Semi-Final.
Be there for every moment of Wave FC’s 2023 campaign with Season Tickets, which will go on sale following the release of the 2023 NWSL schedule. Season Ticket members enjoy a one-of-a-kind game day experience at the new Snapdragon Stadium with an array of benefits like exclusive events, gifts, discounts and more. Supporters should stay tuned on club social media and at sandiegowavefc.com for additional player updates and information on the upcoming season.
About San Diego Wave Fútbol Club
San Diego Wave Fútbol Club is the 12th and newest member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The club’s vision is to be a force for good through the game of football and is led by President Jill Ellis, former head coach of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) and two-time World Cup champion. Together with Head Coach Casey Stoney, the club is bringing the highest level of world-class, professional soccer to San Diego. USWNT standouts Alex Morgan and Abby Dahlkemper were two of the first players signed to the club, which consists of athletes representing five international soccer federations, including the US, Canada, Sweden, England and Australia. The new Snapdragon stadium serves as Wave FC’s permanent home, where San Diego broke the record for both the NWSL Playoff attendance record and the NWSL regular-season record, with 26,215 and 32,000 fans. Wave FC also made history in 2022 as the first expansion team to make the playoffs before advancing to the NWSL Semi-Final. Learn more about the club and players at www.SanDiegoWaveFC.com.