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McCarty becomes third Seminole to go in draft’s top 2 picks – Florida State University

McCarty becomes third Seminole to go in draft’s top 2 picks – Florida State University


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McCarty becomes third Seminole to go in draft's top 2 picks

Tiffany McCarty became the highest draft selection in Florida State women's soccer history Friday morning when she was taken second overall by the Washington Spirit in the first round of the National Women's Soccer League Draft.

But that's not the only history the former FSU star made.

According to FSU baseball/soccer sports information director Jason Leturmy, McCarty becomes just the third Seminoles student-athlete from any varsity sport to be selected by a professional team in the first two picks of that squad's league draft. She's the second player to ever go No. 2 overall, joining former baseball star J.D. Drew who was taken second in the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The only other 'Noles player to go higher was Paul Wilson when the former standout baseball player was taken first overall by the New York Mets in 1994. Wilson is the highest drafted Florida State student-athlete in school history.

The highest football selection in FSU history is Andre Wadsworth, who was taken No. 3 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 1998 NFL Draft. Former 'Noles defensive end Bjoern Werner could match or top that in this April's draft as he is widely viewed as a consensus top-10 pick.

McCarty was joined Friday by teammates Casey Short and Taylor Vancil, who were both taken fifth and 17th overall in the NWSL Draft, respectively.

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