CHICAGO – Portland Thorns FC selected midfielder Emily Ogle from Penn State University in the third round (No. 24 overall) of the 2019 NWSL College Draft on Thursday at McCormick Place in Chicago.
In two separate trades, Portland acquired the Washington Spirit’s natural second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and the 31st pick overall in 2019 in exchange for the 17th overall pick in 2019. Thorns FC then traded the 31st pick and 35th overall pick in 2019 to the Chicago Red Stars to acquire the 24th pick.
In four seasons at Penn State, Ogle appeared in 100 career matches (100 starts), recording 20 goals and 21 assists, while helping lead the team to a NCAA National Championship in 2015. As a senior in 2018, Ogle started and played 25 games for the Nittany Lions, registering six goals and five assists while earning United Soccer Coaches second-team All-America honors, Big Ten Midfielder of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten accolades. During her career, Ogle was a three-time All-Big Ten pick, was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2014, and earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region accolades every season.
As a youth international, Ogle was a nominee for the U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year in 2016, starting in all six matches for the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Ogle also gained experience with the U.S. U-23s, U-19s and U-18s.
Born: August 5, 1996
Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio
College: Penn State University