Photos by Robyn McNeil.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) held an expansion draft on Monday for its newest member club, the Orlando Pride, which consisted of 10 overall selections for the expansion franchise. Orlando made its picks from unprotected player lists of the other nine NWSL teams, with two of those selections being Sky Blue FC defender Cami Levin (6th pick) and goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe (10th pick).
Levin spent the past two seasons with Sky Blue FC and was a key figure on its backline since arriving in New Jersey. She made 42 appearances for the club over the previous two years, making 39 starts. An NCAA College Cup winner while playing at Stanford University, Levin also contributed to the Sky Blue FC offense in 2015 by registering one assist.
Currently playing alongside Sky Blue FC forward Nadia Nadim with Danish club Fortuna Hjørring, Bledsoe logged just eight minutes during the 2015 NWSL season, which was her first in the league. Internationally, the former Wake Forest University standout also played with Idrettsklubben Grand Bodø of the Norwegian League prior to the start of this past NWSL season.
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