Washington Spirit drafts local players

January 18, 2013

The Washington Spirit, an entry in the new National Women’s Soccer League, has taken a decidedly local approach to roster-building ahead of its April debut at Maryland SoccerPlex.

A week after being allocated three U.S. players with D.C. ties, the Spirit selected three college prospects in the four-round league draft Friday in Indianapolis:

Florida State forward Tiffany McCarty, from Laurel, Md., and St. John’s High School

Virginia forward Caroline Miller, from Rockville, Md., and Walter Johnson HS

Florida midfielder Holly King, from Ashburn, Va., and Broad Run HS

The Spirit also claimed Dayton forward Colleen Williams, a New Jersey native.

(Click on their names for college biographies.)

In the fall of 2007, McCarty was The Post’s All-Met player of the year. Miller, a year younger, joined her on the first team and repeated the feat a year later. In spring 2009, King was the All-Met player of the year. (Maryland and D.C. schools play in the fall, Virginia in the spring.)

Complete NWSL draft results are available here.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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