Leveling Up

Five former Nittany Lion soccer players have been drafted to the National Women's Soccer League.

four of the five alums drafted into the NWSL on draft night, photo courtesy NWSL


A program-record five former Nittany Lions were chosen in the 2024 National Women’s Soccer League Draft in January, besting the previous record of three. Kate Wiesner ’23 Com (seventh overall, Washington Spirit) and Payton Linnehan ’23 Lib (11th overall, Portland Thorns FC) were first-round selections, Ellie Wheeler ’23 H&HD (18th, Kansas City Current) and Cori Dyke ’23 H&HD (22nd, Orlando Pride) went in the second round, and Katherine Asman ’22 Bus (Portland, not pictured) was the 11th pick of the third round.