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Two Mountaineers Selected in NWSL Draft

Nikki Izzo Brown continues to churn out pro talent.

NCAA Soccer: Women’s College Cup - West Virginia vs North Carolina
Grace Cutler tackles the ball away from a North Carolina player.
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Continuing the strong tradition of West Virginia women’s soccer, Bianca St. Georges and Grace Cutler were selected in the 2019 NWSL College Draft last night in Chicago.

St. Georges was drafted 20th overall by the hosting Chicago Red Stars, in round three. In 2018, she scored seven goals. The defender is is a native of St. Felix de Valois, Quebec, Canada, and captained the team in both 2017 and 2018. St. Georges played for the Canadian U-20 women’s national team at the 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.

Cutler was the 22nd overall pick, going to the Houston Dash in the third round. The midfielder/forward scored once and tallied an assist in 2018, starting all 23 game for WVU. A Fort Collins, Colo., native, has been a consistent starter for coach Nikki Izzo-Brown for two seasons.

The two join Easther Mayi Kith as Mountaineers to go pro from the 2018 class. Kith signed a contract with Montpellier HSC in the French Division 1 Féminine.