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The Chicago Red Stars selected speedy forward Zakiya Bywaters of UCLA with the No. 1 overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League collegiate draft. The Red Stars also selected two players with suburban connections.
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The Chicago Red Stars went on the attack mode in the first National Women's Soccer League college draft, taking Pac-12 Player of the Year Zakiya Bywaters of UCLA with the No. 1 overall pick. The club also picked up two college soccer stars with suburban connections: defender Rachel Quon on Lake Forest and goalkeeper Taylor Vancil of South Elgin.