Atlanta takes Leroux with top pick in WPS draft

BY foxsports • January 13, 2012

The Atlanta Beat selected UCLA forward Sydney Leroux with the top pick Friday in the Women's Professional Soccer draft.

Sky Blue FC took Notre Dame forward Melissa Henderson with the second pick, and the Boston Breakers selected University of San Diego forward Stephanie Ochs third.

Camille Levin, a defenseman who helped Stanford win the NCAA title, went to Sky Blue FC with the fourth pick, and the Philadelphia Independence took Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward Sarah Hagen fifth.

The Western New York Flash completed the first round by taking Stanford forward Lindsay Taylor sixth and Cardinal midfielder Teresa Noyola seventh.

The league will open its fourth season in April.

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