CHICAGO (Nov. 16, 2018) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will open registration for the 2019 NWSL College Draft on Monday, Nov. 19. The 2019 College Draft will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at 12 p.m. ET at the United Soccer Coaches Convention at McCormick Place in Chicago.
In addition, the NWSL has amended the eligibility rules for a player to register for the 2019 College Draft, allowing more players the ability to enter the draft and determine the right time for them to pursue a professional career.
In order to be eligible for the 2019 NWSL College Draft, a player must:
- Be a player who will forego any remaining college eligibility or must have exhausted their eligibility during the 2018/2019 academic year, and
- Be at least 18-years-old during the College Protected Period (which ends at the conclusion of the 2019 season), and
- Register for the draft with the NWSL by the deadline at 4 pm ET on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
The League will review each College Draft registration form. No player may be selected who has not registered for the College Draft; unregistered and ineligible players will not be included on the list of interested players provided to the teams on the day of the College Draft.
The draft will be held in the Skyline Ballroom at McCormick Place and will be open to the public and media. In addition, NWSL will once again live stream the draft with more details to be announced.
The latest order for the 2019 College Draft and all past results from the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 drafts can be found on NWSLsoccer.com.
The United Soccer Coaches Convention will take place Jan. 9-13, 2019 in Chicago — bringing thousands of coaches, administrators and other soccer enthusiasts together in one place. For a complete schedule of events and more information about the convention, please visit the official website atunitedsoccercoachesconvention.org.