Hofstra University standout Kristin Demonds, FrontRowSoccer.com’s women’s college player of the year, has registered for the NWSL draft. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra University)

A dozen women with ties to the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area have registered to be eligible for selection for the National Women’s Soccer League college draft.

The draft will take place at the United Soccer Coaches convention in Philadelphia Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.

More than 140 players have registered for the draft.

The 12 area women (youth club in parentheses):

* Susquehanna University defender Alyssa Bolger — Denville, N.J. (Dynamo FC)

* University of Washington defender Dominique Bond-Flasza — New Rochelle, N.Y. (So Cal Blues)

* Franklin Pierce College defender-midfielder-forward Gabriela Braga — New York City (Gremio Futebol)

* University of South Carolina defender-midfielder-forward Anna Conklin — Denville, N.J. (PDA Slammers)

* Hofstra University forward Kristin Desmond — Northport, N.Y. (SUHA HBC Stars United)

* Clemson University defender Shannon Horgan — Long Beach, N.Y. (Albertson Fury)

* Rutgers University goalkeeper Casey Murphy — Bridgewater, N.J., (PDA)

* Molloy College midfielder Katlyn Merino of Queens, N.Y. (Manhattan Kickers SC)

* USC forward-midfielder Amanda Rooney — New Hyde Park, N.Y. (Albertson Fury)

* Springfield College Kimberly Quiles — Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (Ketcham Indians)

* University of Michigan midfielder Ani Sarkisian — Teaneck, N.J. (PDA)

* Siena College midfielder-defender Madison Vasquez — New Hyde Park, N.Y. (Massapequa Stars)

Registration for the draft will close Wednesday, Jan. 17.


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