Thorns' Williamson thought friends were joking when they told her she was drafted

18 January 5:03 pm

Thorns' Williamson thought friends were joking when they told her she was drafted

By Brian Costello

Photo: University of Florida

The Oregonian's Geoffrey Arnold chatted with Thorns FC's first-round draft pick Kathryn Williamson to get the story on how she found out she was drafted. She apparently had some pretty excited friends.

"They were on computers and I was on Twitter on my phone. I guess their computer was faster than my phone, because they started screaming and said I got drafted," Williamson said. "I thought they were joking, because it hadn't come up on my phone yet. I'm like, 'That is a really mean joke.'"

But of course, it was not a joke at all. Williamson was the club's inaugural first-ever NWSL Draft selection on Friday--an honor that she quickly warmed to.

Williamson's new teammates were also excited to have more players on the Thorns squad:

 

Check out Thorns FC head coach Cindy Parlow Cone's take on the new crop:

Clearly, the day had plenty of fun and promise.

No joke.