High school student Thompson selected first in NWSL draft

Alyssa Thompson was the top pick in the National Women’s Soccer League draft by Angel City, becoming the first high school player to be selected in the history of the league. Thompson is an 18-year-old forward out of Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles who declared her eligibility for the draft last week. She initially committed to Stanford. The draft was held as the pro league prepares for its 11th season amid the ongoing fallout from a pair of investigations into coach misconduct.

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