Senior forward Morgan Weaver dribbles the ball down the field during the game against OSU on Sept. 28 at the Lower Soccer Field. WSU won 2-1. (OLIVER MCKENNA | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE)
Senior forward Morgan Weaver dribbles the ball down the field during the game against OSU on Sept. 28 at the Lower Soccer Field. WSU won 2-1.

OLIVER MCKENNA | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Thorns select Morgan Weaver second overall in NWSL draft

January 17, 2020

The narrative for two Washington State University soccer players will continue.

Senior forward Morgan Weaver and graduate student defender Averie Collins began a new chapter at the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League draft Thursday morning.

Weaver and Collins were picked in the first two rounds of the four round draft, according to a WSU athletics press release.

The Portland Thorns selected Weaver as the No. 2 overall pick. This made Weaver the highest draft pick in WSU soccer program history and in WSU women’s athletic history, according to a WSU athletics press release.

Collins was the No. 17 and eight pick in the second round for the Washington Spirit. Collins recently transferred from Stanford University before this year where she graduated with a degree in management science and engineering in the spring of 2019.

In 2014, Nicole Setterlund was the first and only NWSL pick in WSU program history after she was picked to the Chicago Red Stars.

Weaver recently became the second All-American in program history. She finished her career at Washington State as the second leading scorer with 43 goals and helped led her team to their first College Cup in 2019. After finishing her season at WSU, she was invited to a senior national team training camp in early December.

The NWSL will begin in April 2020.

“I am so excited so be with you guys, Go Thorns,” she said in a video on the Portland Thorns FC twitter.

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