Deines Drafted By Atlanta Beat
Jan. 13, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The fourth Women's Professional Soccer League Draft was held Friday in Kansas City, Mo. The Atlanta Beat had three picks and with the final pick in the draft selected UW's Kate Deines in the fourth round.
The Beat also had the No. 1 overall pick, selecting UCLA's Sydney Leroux and the No. 10 pick, drafting Katy Frierson from Auburn.
An Issaquah, Wash., native, Deines had an outstanding four-year career for the Huskies. She was recently one of three Pac-12 student-athletes to be named to the 2011 NSCAA Scholar All-American team.
Deines made the second team with a 3.73 GPA in communications for the second-straight season. She was also a two-time NSCAA West-Region academic selection.
During her senior season she was also named a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate, a Hermann Trophy Award Watch List member, First-Team All-Pacific Region, Second-Team All-Pac-12, Second-Team Academic All-Pac-12, Second-Team ESPN Academic All-District, named to the 20-Year All-UW Women's Soccer Team, Husky/Nike Invitational Offensive MVP and earned the 101 Club Scholar-Athlete and the Faith Awards at the team banquet.
In 2010 she earned the Provost Academic Excellence Award at the WESPYs, First-Team All-Pacific Region, First-Team All-Pac-10, the Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week on Sept. 6, the MVP of the Husky/Nike Invitational and Second-Team Pac-10 All-Academic.
After initially withholding Division 1 sanctioning status to WPS, U.S. Soccer gave the league a lifeline late last year, granting it provisional status for 2012. One of the conditions for the league and its owners is that it would add another team in 2013 and two more teams in 2014.