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Soccer: Three Virginia players taken in NWSL Draft

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Three members of the Virginia women’s soccer team were selected in the 2020 NWSL Draft on Thursday.

Courtney Petersen (Canton, Mich.) and Phoebe McClernon (West Chester, Pa.) were both drafted by the Orlando Pride. Zoe Morse (East Lansing, Mich.) was drafted by the Chicago Red Stars.

Petersen was taken in the first round with the seventh overall pick. McClernon was taken in the second round with the 14th overall pick, while Morse was taken in the third round with the 19th overall pick.

Virginia has now had 16 players taken in the NWSL Draft in the eight-year history of the event. The trio joins fellow Virginia players Caroline Miller, Molly Menchel, Annie Steinlage, Shasta Fisher, Morgan Brian, Danielle Colaprico, Emily Sonnett, Makenzy Doniak, Brittany Ratcliffe, Alexis Shaffer, Kristen McNabb, Veronica Latsko and Betsy Brandon as NWSL draft selections.

The three picks in this year’s draft is tied for the most of any college team.

Virginia has had at least one player selected in each NWSL Draft.

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