The Boston Breakers had the fifth pick in the NWSL Draft and selected Casey Short from Florida State. The Breakers then picked up Mariah Nogueira (Stanford), Jo Dragotta (Florida) and Maddy Evans (Penn State). Here is a little closer look at the Breakers draft picks:

5. Casey Short, M/D (Florida State) – first round

Short was a pool player for the U-14 US National Team as well as participated with the U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-18 US National Teams. During her high school career she was named 2008 PARADE All-American and was a two-time NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American. At Florida State University, Short earned numerous awards including Four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree, Soccer America Freshman All-American Second Team, All-ACC Freshman Team, two-time All-ACC Second Team and NSCAA Scholar All-American Second Team. Short graduated from FSU in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and a minor in sociology and completed her master’s degree in sport management last fall.

13. Mariah Nogueira, M (Stanford) – second round

The tough tackling defensive midfielder has a reputation for being in enforcer in the middle of the field, protecting her defense from the attacking threat of the opposition, while also posing a threat on offensive set pieces. A Team Captain at Stanford, she has helped her side win three consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Awards, and has also received a Pac-10/12 All-Academic honorable mention selection. The bright prospect has already had involvement in the U.S Under-20 and Under-23 national teams.

21. Jo Dragotta, M (Florida) – third round

During Dragotta’s senior season at the University of Florida she was named All-SEC First Team, NSCAA All-South Region first team, All-SEC First Team and listed in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top 100 Upperclassmen. Scored all of her collegiate goals during her senior season netting seven including two game winners.

29. Maddy Evans, M (Penn State) – fourth round

Evans was the captain of Penn State during her senior season, named All-Big Ten Second Team and scored the fastest goal ever in PSU history (62 seconds) in a game against West Virginia.