Katy Frierson Selected 10th Overall In 2012 WPS Draft
Jan. 13, 2012
Katy Frierson was selected 10th overall with the Atlanta Beat's second round pick in Friday's WPS Draft. Her selection makes her Auburn's second-ever WPS Draft pick as well as the highest.
"I was so excited," Frierson of her selection. "I was watching the draft on the computer and I was a little anxious, just hoping that I would end up in Atlanta because that's where I really wanted to end up. It is a great organization and it is close to home. They just drafted some studs and the team is stacked. It is going to be a great environment to get into and play with those kinds of players."
"We were really excited to hear Katy's name be called with the tenth pick," Auburn Head Coach Karen Hoppa said. "I think it is a testament to all the hard work she has put in and the way she has performed here at Auburn. I certainly feel like Katy earned this selection."
A midfielder, Frierson ended her career as a four-time First Team All-SEC selection and a two-time All-America selection. The all-time assists leader in Auburn history with 42, which also ranks fifth in SEC history, she also owns the school record in matches played (89), points (104) and game-winning goals (11), is second in matches started (86) and shots (228) and third in goals (31).
Frierson, a native of Homewood, also owns the school's single-season record for assists (13 - 2011) and has three of the top seven spots on the list. She is also third (31 - 2011), fifth (28 - 2010) and ninth (25 - 2008) for points in a season and tied for eighth in single season goals (9 - 2008 and 2011).
Graduating in three-and-a-half years with a 3.94 GPA in political science, she was a 2010 and 2011 Capital One Academic All-America, a 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award First Team selection, the 2011 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the 2010 NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Allison Whitworth, a goalkeeper at Auburn from 2005-08, was an eighth-round pick (54th overall) in the 2009 WPS Draft by the FC Gold Pride. A free agent, she spent the 2011 season as the starting goalkeeper for the Atlanta Beat.
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