April 19, 2024
Snapdragon Stadium on a Wave sport day. Picture credit score: @sandiegowavefc by way of Fb

San Diego Wave FC chosen two collegiate stars, one from Seal Seaside, in Friday’s 2024 NWSL Draft.

The membership picked defender Kennedy Wesley twelfth general within the first spherical and ahead/midfielder Mya Jones forty seventh general within the third spherical.

In a draft-day commerce, San Diego acquired the Jones choose from Racing Louisville in alternate for $40,000 in allocation cash and the Wave’s fourth-round choose. 

The draft was held on the Anaheim Conference Heart throughout the United Soccer Coaches Conference.

Wesley performed at Stanford College from 2019-2023, the place she was a two-time group captain, NCAA champion (2019) and two-time Pac-12 champion (2019, 2022).

She completed her profession as Stanford’s all-time chief in matches performed (104) and ranked ninth in video games began (92), together with begins within the remaining 60 matches in her profession. 

Jones spent the final 5 seasons at College of Memphis. The Calgary native appeared in 93 matches in her collegiate profession, scoring 20 targets and 13 assists in her remaining two seasons.

Final season, Jones was named the AAC Championship’s Most Excellent Offensive Participant and AAC Offensive Participant of the 12 months.

The Utah Royals, Bay FC and Washington Spirit held the highest three picks and selected midfielder/ahead Ally Sentnor, defender Savy King and midfielder Croix Bethune.