COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Prince, seniors on the 2016 Ohio State women’s soccer team, were both selected in the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Draft Thursday afternoon. Agnew was selected by the Washington Spirit with the 19th overall pick while Prince was taken with the 28th pick by the Houston Dash. The pair are the first two players in program history selected in the NWSL Draft.
“What a great day to be a Buckeye,” Lori Walker, Ohio State head coach, said. “I am so proud to have two of our seniors drafted into the NWSL. Lindsay and Nichelle have both worked so hard to create the opportunity for themselves after college. A huge 'thank you' to our assistant coach Daniel (Clitnovici) for helping to promote our players through his contacts in the league. I know this is a dream come true for both of them. Jim Gebarra at Washington and Randy Waldrum in Houston are excellent coaches to help Lindsay and Nichelle continue to grow into the next level. I am so just happy for them both."
Agnew, from Dublin, Ohio, was a second team All-Big Ten selection in 2016 after leading the Buckeyes with 10 goals and eight assists. The co-captain and 2016 CoSIDA second team Academic All-American concluded her career fourth in program history with 19 assists, tied for 13th with 55 career points and 15th with 17 career goals. Agnew is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten pick, a 2016 second team NSCAA Scholar All-East Region selection, a 2015 and 2016 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.
Prince, an Ajax, Ontario, native, and 2016 second team All-Big Ten pick, finished third on the team with five goals while ranking second with five assists and 15 points after missing the first two matches of the season while earning a bronze medal representing Canada at the Olympics. Prince, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and OSU Scholar-Athlete, scored game-winning goals against Texas and at Michigan, while assisting on two other game-winners this season. She is fourth on the Buckeyes’ career assist list with 20, sixth with 74 career points and tied for eighth with 27 career goals.