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BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

January 18, 2013
TURNING PRO
Eagles’ Mewis, DiMartino selected in NWSL draft


Boston College graduate Kristen Mewis was the third player selected in Friday’s NWSL draft, and the first of two BC Eagles chosen.
Boston College graduate Kristen Mewis was the third player selected in Friday’s NWSL draft, and the first of two BC Eagles chosen.
by John Quackenbos, courtesy BC Athletic Communications
The Boston College women’s soccer team has plenty to be proud of today. Former midfielder Kristen Mewis was selected by FC Kansas City third overall in the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft held Friday in Indianapolis. Former Eagles forward Victoria DiMartino was chosen by Western New York in the third round.

Mewis, who graduated in December, has been playing in Australia for the past month. One of the most decorated women’s soccer players to ever don an Eagles jersey, Mewis leaves BC as the all-time leader in career points (116) and goals (39), and is second all-time in assists (39). She was the first player in BC women’s soccer history to surpass the 100 point mark.

A native of Hanson, Mass, Mewis was a semifinalist for the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in intercollegiate soccer. She was one of 15 women across the country to be named to the prominent list of college soccer players.

Mewis has been a preseason Hermann Trophy honoree three straight times. She was named a semifinalist for the first time in her career in 2010. The Eagles midfielder was an All-ACC first team selection and was just named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season - first team. She is the first BC player to earn ACC accolades four straight seasons.

DiMartino, a native of Massapequa Park, New York, finished her career at BC third all-time in points scored with 93 career points. She finished third on the goal scored list with 34 career strikes and fifth in assists with 25.

The senior, who will graduate in May with a degree in elementary education, was only the second BC women’s player to be named ACC Freshman of the Year. The first was her sister Gina, who earned the award in 2006. The DiMartino sisters combined for 59 goals, 46 assists and 164 points, making them the most prolific scoring sister tandem in the history of the program. She was also an All-ACC first team selection as a freshman and sophomore.

   
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