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January 18, 2013

Princeton's Hoy Selected by the Chicago Red Stars in the Inaugural NWSL Draft

Inaugural NWSL College Draft

Photo and story courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

INDIANAPOLIS -- Princeton senior Jen Hoy was selected by the Chicago Red Stars in the inaugural National Women's Soccer League draft, the league announced Friday, Jan. 18.

The NWSL is a new eight-team league to begin play later this spring. Earlier this month, former Tigers standout Diana Matheson was allocated to the Washington Spirit in a process that divided national-team players from Mexico, the U.S. and Matheson's Canada among the league's teams.

Hoy was taken in the fourth round of the draft, which alloted four picks to each of the eight teams. She was the only Ivy League player among the 32 picks.

Hoy finished her career at Princeton by helping lead the team to an Ivy League title and the second round of the NCAA tournament. Hoy had 18 goals, the second-most in program history in a single season, while tying a program record with 17 regular-season goals as the Tigers finished 14-4-1 overall and 7-0-0 in the Ivy League. Hoy was recognized as the Ivy League Player of the Year, an NSCAA second-team All-America and NSCAA first-team All-Mid-Atlantic region.