CHICAGO (December 16, 2021) – The National Women’s Soccer League announced Tuesday the full list of players who have registered for the 2022 NWSL Draft presented by Ally. The draft will be hosted virtually on Saturday, December 18 at 2 p.m. ET.

As previously announced, the board of governors voted to increase the number of draft-eligible players ahead of the 2022 NWSL Draft.

Registration was not required for the 2021 NWSL Draft due to the pandemic-altered NCAA soccer schedule. Those players who were draft-eligible, but went undrafted, were therefore NWSL discovery-eligible in 2021, even if they retained NCAA eligibility. The updated rules for the NWSL 2022 Draft allow players who are otherwise eligible, but currently on a NWSL team’s discovery list, the choice to either remain on that team’s discovery list or be removed in order to register for 2022 NWSL Draft. Impacted players have been notified of this update.

The 2022 NWSL Draft presented by Ally will stream live on Paramount+, the CBS Sports HQ Twitch channel and on the CBS Sports HQ and NWSL YouTube channels. CBS Sports HQ will also stream the draft from 2-4 PM, ET. Both drafts will stream internationally outside the U.S. on the NWSL’s Twitch channel.

You can see all the players, their colleges, and their youth clubs. You will notice that EMSC, World Class, NYSC have players among the names listed. Absent is any mention of SUSA, although they may take credit for the two Albertson SC Fury players mentioned even though we believe at the time these players played with
Albertson, Albertson Fury had not yet been sold to SUSA.


NWSL 2022 Draft Registered Players