Feb. 2, 2009
Two former Clemson women’s soccer players were drafted in the Women’s Professional Soccer league draft held on October 6, 2008. The draft consisted of four rounds of selections of international and domestic players for all seven teams in the WPS. Former Tiger defenders Nancy Augustyniak Goffi and Jenny Anderson-Hammond were the 11th and 22nd picks in the draft, respectively.
Augustyniak Goffi was selected by the Boston Breakers as the fourth pick in the second round of the draft. Augustyniak was a four-year starter on defense for the Tigers from 1997-2000 and was a member of the ACC 50th Anniversary Women’s Soccer Team. She was named a First-Team All-American by Soccer Buzz and Soccer Times and a Second-Team All-American by the NSCAA in 2000. The Peachtree City, GA native played for WUSA’s Atlanta Beat from 2001-03.
Jenny Anderson-Hammond was the first pick in the draft’s fourth round by NJ/NY Sky Blue FC. The Mission Viejo, CA native was a four-year letterwinner at Clemson from 2001-04. She was named a Freshman All-American by Soccer Buzz and was a member of the All-ACC Freshman team in 2001. She was also a four-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
The WPS held a second draft, consisting of ten rounds of picks among all seven teams, on January 16, 2009. The league’s opening game will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2009 as the Los Angeles Sol take on the Washington Freedom. Augustyniak Goffi and the Breakers will see their first action on Sunday, April 4 as they travel to FC Gold Pride (Bay Area, CA). Anderson-Hammond and the Sky Blue FC will play host to the LA Sol on April 4.
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