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Two Nebraska Soccer Players Selected in NWSL Draft

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You will see two Huskers taking the field when the new NWSL season is underway.

Forward Jaycie Johnson was the 27th pick selected by the North Carolina Courage, which is the newest franchise in the NWSL career. In her time as a Husker, the Lake Winnebago, Missouri native compiled 42 goals (including 17 game-winning goals!) and 8 assists in 67 games as a Husker. Johnson also led the team in goals during 2013, 2014 and 2016 seasons and played a big part in Nebraska's 2013 season when they took the Big Ten title.

Midfielder Caroline Flynn was the 40th pick selected by the Portland Thorns who won the NWSL in the league's debut season. In her time as a Husker, the Lincoln, Nebraska native compiled 10 goals and 6 assists in 50 games as a Husker. Flynn also led the team in goals during the 2015 season.

Johnson and Flynn become the third and fourth Huskers to be picked in the NWSL Draft. Ari Romero and Jordan Jackson were both drafted by the Houston Dash before the 2014 season.

You can see Johnson and Flynn in action when the 2017 NWSL season begins in April.