Live Updates from the 2024 NWSL Draft

Washington Spirit  |   January 12, 2024
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The Spirit ends the night with a total of six players selected: four midfielders, one defender, and one forward.

2024 Draft Class. Headshots of Croix Bethune, Hal Hershfelt, Kate Wiesner, Makenna Morris, Anna Podojil, and Courtney Brown.


Round 4, Pick 49

With its final pick of the night, the Spirit selects midfielder Courtney Brown from the University of Utah.

Hal Hershfelt shares her excitement

“Can’t wait to see y’all out at Audi Field.”


Round 3, Pick 35

The Spirit selects forward Anna Podojil from Arkansas, where she led the program in goals (50), points (135), and game-winning goals (15).


Makenna Morris shares a message to Spirit fans

“Playing for my hometown is so special to me. It’s been a dream since I was little.”


Croix Bethune joins CBS Sports Golazo Network

“I think I’m cheeky, I think I’m savvy, can bring some flair.”


Round 1, Pick 13

With the 13th overall pick and the club’s fourth pick of the first round, the Spirit has selected DMV native Makenna Morris, a midfielder from Clemson. Makenna attended St. John’s College High School in DC and played club soccer with McLean ECNL.


Round 1, Pick 7

With the seventh pick, the Spirit has selected Kate Wiesner, a defender from Penn State.


Round 1, Pick 5

With the fifth pick, the Spirit selects Hal Hershfelt, a midfielder from Clemson.


The Spirit have received the fifth pick and $250,000 in allocation money from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for Ashley Sanchez.


Round 1, Pick 3

With the club’s first pick in the 2024 NWSL Draft, the Spirit has chosen Croix Bethune out of the University of Georgia.


How to Watch

ION will air the first two rounds live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and all rounds will be streamed live on ION Plus. For most of the Washington, D.C. area, fans can find ION on:

  • Xfinity: Channel 813 or 1066
  • Cox: Channel 15 or 16
  • Verizon: Channel 513
  • DISH Network: Channel 250

Can’t find ION on your tv? Visit ION Plus is available on Freevee, Fubo TV, Tubi, Roku and more.


Spirit Picks

The Spirit currently holds six picks in this year’s draft.

Round: 1
Pick: 3*
Selection: Croix Bethune
*acquired through a trade with the Chicago Red Stars

Round: 1
Pick: 5
Selection: Hal Hershfelt

Round: 1
Pick: 7
Selection: Kate Wiesner

Round: 1
Pick: 13*
Selection: Makenna Morris
*acquired through a trade with the Seattle Reign at the 2023 Draft

Round: 3
Pick: 35
Selection: Anna Podojil

Round: 4
Pick: 49

For more details on the Spirit’s draft history, click here.

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