Orlando Pride choose Colorado soccer’s Danica Evans in third round of NWSL draft

The Pride used their third-round pick to select Evans, a forward who scored 11 goals and recorded six assists her senior season at Colorado.

The Orlando Pride took Danica Evans in the third round of the NWSL draft Thursday. (Screen shot via Twitter)

Colorado Buffaloes soccer player Danica Evans was taken by the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League draft Thursday.

The Pride used their third-round pick to select Evans, a forward who scored 11 goals and recorded six assists her senior season at Colorado. She was named first-team all-Pac-12 in 2016.

Earlier this month, Evans earned a spot on the U-23 United States Women’s National Team camp roster.

Evans’ selection means the Buffaloes have churned out nearly 10 women’s soccer players who’ve gone on to have professional careers.

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