Jan. 18, 2013
Chestnut Hill, MA -
The Boston College women's soccer team has plenty to be proud of today. Former midfielder Kristen Mewis was selected third overall by FC Kansas City in the 2013 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Draft this morning. Mewis was not the only player selected as forward Victoria DiMartino was chosen by New York in the third round of the draft.
Mewis, who graduated in December from Boston College, has been playing in Australia for the past month. Mewis is one of the most decorated women's soccer players to ever don an Eagles jersey. She leaves BC as the all-time leader in points (116 career points), goals (39 career goals) and second in assists (39 career assists). She was the first player in the BC women's soccer history to surpass the 100 point mark.
A native of Hanson, Mass, Mewis was a semifinalist for the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in intercollegiate soccer. She was one of 15 women across the country to be named to the prominent list of college soccer players.
Mewis has been a preseason Hermann Trophy honoree three straight times. She was named a semifinalist for the first time in her career in 2010. The Eagles midfielder was an All-ACC first team selection and was just named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season - first team. She is the first BC player to earn ACC accolades four straight seasons. Mewis was also a College Sports Madness All-American first team selection.
DiMartino, a native of Massapequa Park, New York, finished her career at BC as the third all-time in points scored with 93 career points. She finished third on the goal scored list with 34 career strikes and fifth in assists with 25.
The senior, who will graduate in May with a degree in elementary education, was only the second BC women's player to be named ACC Freshman of the Year. The first was her sister Gina DiMartino who earned the award in 2006. The DiMartino sisters combined for 59 goals, 46 assists and 164 points, making them the most prolific scoring sister tandem in the history of the program. She was also an All-ACC first team selection as a freshman sophomore.
Mewis and DiMartino are the seventh and eighth players in Eagles history to be drafted. Last year, goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni
was drafted in the third round by Sky Blue. Kia McNeill
was originally drafted by St. Louis and played in Atlanta and Philadelphia. Gina DiMartino
was drafted by the Boston Breakers and played for the Philadelphia team in the WPS. Former BC defender Laura Georges
plays in France, while goalkeeper Arianna Criscione
is a goalkeeper in Italy. The Eagles first player to play professionally was Sarah Powell
, who was drafted by the Boston Breakers from the original women's pro soccer league the WUSA.