Meier and Logue Selected in NWSL Draft
Jan. 18, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest women's soccer standouts Kristen Meier and Jackie Logue were selected in the inaugural NWSL Draft on Friday. Meier was picked by Seattle Reign FC and Logue was drafted by the Western New York Flash.
Meier, a playmaking midfielder, was the seventh pick of the third round and will join a Seattle franchise that already has U.S. national team players Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe and Amy Rodriguez on its roster.
A native of Alpharetta, Ga., Meier played in 88 games and made 77 starts in her four years at Wake Forest. She ranks fifth in school history with 18 career assists and led the Demon Deacons in assists the past two seasons.
"It's a great acknowledgment of a fantastic career, and a kid who has worked hard and shown improvement throughout her time at Wake Forest," said head coach Tony da Luz. "I'm happy for Kristen to have the opportunity to join a great situation in Seattle."
Logue, an outside back, was taken with the sixth pick in the fourth round, and will be a part of a Western New York franchise that already includes U.S. national team players Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd.
A three-year captain of Wake Forest, Logue played in 94 games and made 89 starts for the Demon Deacons - more than any other player in program history. She was twice selected to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region Team and was a three-time Academic All-District selection.
"Jackie been our all-time leader in games played," said da Luz. "She's the most consistent player we've ever head and a great captain and leader. Western New York picked a great player and person."
The NWSL will begin its inaugural season in the spring with franchises in eight cities across the country.