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Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Thorns FC

DRAFT DAY REFLECTIONS | Bixby, Smith, Weaver remember the moments they became Portland Thorns

Ahead of the 2021 NWSL Draft, select prominent Portland players were asked to share their memories of the day they became Thorns.

These videos were originally posted to Thorns FC's Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to follow the team on social media for all the latest news around this year's draft.

Sophia Smith — first-overall pick, 2020 NWSL Draft

"I remember one of my favorite experiences was walking up onto the stage knowing that I had finally fulfilled my lifelong dream ..."

Morgan Weaver — second-overall pick, 2020 NWSL Draft

"... that I got to stay in the northwest was huge for me, as well, because I got to be close to my family and friends."

Bella Bixby — 29th-overall pick, 2018 NWSL Draft

"I remember my college coach let me and my best friend on the team skip training to watch the draft ..."

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