Recapping the NWSL Draft for the Western New York Flash
The Western New York Flash had the sixth pick in the NWSL Draft and selected Adrianna Franch from Oklahoma State. The Flash then picked up Amy Barczuk (Colorado), Vicki DiMartino (Boston College) and Jackie Logue (Wake Forest). Here is a little closer look at the Flash draft picks:
6. Adrianna Franch, GK (Oklahoma State) – first round
“[The Western New York Flash] are a very strong team that plays together and knows how to win. It’s an environment that I’m really excited to be around because they have a lot of drive and heart.”
Adrianna’s first call-up to the U.S. youth national team came in 2009, when she was called to U-20 camp. She earned her first international cap in March 2010, where she played against Norway and Germany, ending with a win and a tie. She also played for the U-23 that won the Three Nations Tournament in Norway in June 2012. Franch has an impressive list with awardsincluding being named to the NSCAA All America First Team and the Soccer America MVPs First Team and Hermann Trophy semifinalist.
14. Amy Barczuk, M (Colorado) – second round
As a senior and team-elected Buffs captain, Barczuk provided Colorado with their first ever Pac 12 road victory in a game against Southern California. Her goal also assisted in diminishing the Buffs losing streak for the season. As a dominant player, Barczuk concludes a successful senior year by entering into an exclusive club of only four Buffs players to receive caps for every game played in a four year career. She adds to this impressive achievement with a scoring record of four goals, and one assist in her senior year. Along with abundant accolades including being named to the 2012 NSCAA All Pacific Region Third Team and a Pac 12 All Academic honorable mention. Currently, Barczuk demonstrates her strong skills as a defender for the United States U-23 National Team.
22. Vicki DiMartino, F (Boston College) – third round
Was a member of the U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-20 U.S. National Teams in which she became the only US player ever to score five goals in five consecutive matches during the U-17 Women’s World Cup. Named to the 2009 PARADE All-America Team in high school, DiMartino then continued her soccer career at Boston College and garnered even more awards including All-ACC Freshman of the Year, Soccer America’s Freshman of the Year and named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List her junior season. If her last name sounds familiar it’s because her sisters, Gina and Christina, both played in the WPS.
30. Jackie Logue, D (Wake Forest) – fourth round
A three-year captain for Wake Forest University, Logue was a two-time member of the NSCAA All-Southeast Region Team and three-time Academic All-District selection. She ended her career as Wake Forest’s all-time appearance leader with 94 games played and 89 starts. Logue was also invited to the US U-23 National Team training camp last May.