NWSL draft: Alyssa Thompson becomes first high schooler taken with No 1 pick

Alyssa Thompson, 18, chosen by Angel City FC in NWSL draftThompson becomes first ever high school player taken at No 1

Alyssa Thompson was the top pick in the National Women’s Soccer League draft on Thursday by Angel City, becoming the first high school player to be selected in the history of the league.

Thompson, an 18-year-old forward out of Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, declared her eligibility for the draft late last week. She initially committed to Stanford.

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