BALTIMORE – Even after trading away several draft choices, Sky Blue FC still selected four players in the National Women’s Soccer League college draft on Thursday.
The picks were No. 5 Evelyne Viens, No. 11 Kaleigh Riehl, No. 20 Amanda McGlynn and No. 29 Chantelle Swaby.
Sky Blue FC also aquired forward Mallory Pugh from the Washington Spirit in exchange for the fourth, 13th, and 17th overall selections in the draft as well as a first round 2021 draft pick.
Viens, 22, scored 73 goals and recorded 23 assists in 77 appearances at the University of South Florida.
As USF’s record holder for career goals, Viens broke program records in career hat-tricks (four), goals in a season (25), game-winning goals in a season (10), points in a season (53), and shots in a season (113). Viens was also named to the MAC Hermann Watch List for the second consecutive season.
Riehl, 23, tallied two goals and three assists in 76 appearances as a defender for Penn State. In 2019, she was named to the United Soccer Coaches second team All-American and first team Scholar All-American.
Riehl anchored the Nittany Lions’ backline, playing all 25 games at center back. She is the NCAA all-time leader in minutes played by a position player (8,847) and ranked third all-time with 101 starts in program history.
McGlynn, 21, was a standout goalkeeper at Virginia Tech. She finished her collegiate career with 75 starts, making 297 saves in 7,009 minutes with a 41-23-11 record.
She was named as a 2019 United Soccer Coaches second team All-American and first team Scholar All-American in her senior year. She finished her career first all-time in shutouts (32) and goals-against average (0.99), as well as second in wins (41), save percentage (.794) and goalkeeper minutes (7,014).
McGlynn has been a member of the United States Under-18 and U-20 women’s national teams, helping the U.S. qualify for the 2018 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup and starting in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship. Most recently, she participated in the U.S. U-23 USWNT camp that went to the 2019 Thorns Spring Invitational.
In 2019, Swaby, 21, completed her career at Rutgers University and started three games for Jamaica at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the nation’s first appearance at the Tournament.
The defender played in 69 games for the Scarlet Knights, earning 2019 All-Big Ten third team, 2018 All-Big Ten Third Team, 2017 All-Region first team, 2017 All-Big Ten second team and 2016 Big Ten All-Tournament Team.