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Trinity Rodman, daughter of the NBA legend, drafted 2nd overall in pro soccer league

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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LAKELAND RANCH, FL - DECEMBER 13: Trinity Rodman #9 of the United States sprints during a game between France and USWNT U-20 Blue at Premier Sports Campus on December 13, 2019 in Lakeland Ranch, Florida. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Trinity Rodman, daughter of NBA legend Dennis, was selected 2nd overall by the Washington Spirit in Wednesday's NWSL draft.

(CNN)Trinity Rodman, a rising star on US soccer youth national teams, was selected second overall by the Washington Spirit in Wednesday's National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) draft.

"This has been my dream forever, I've been playing soccer since I was 4 years old," she said in an interview shortly after being drafted, with mother Michelle celebrating by her side.

Rodman was due to play as a forward for Washington State University, yet her freshman collegiate season last fall was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

She has familial ties to the university; her brother, DJ, is a sophomore on Washington State's men's basketball team.

Rodman's selection Wednesday made league history, being the youngest woman ever selected in the NWSL draft.

She is a standout forward for the US U-20 women's national team.

Defender Emily Fox, who has played for the US women's national team, was selected by expansion team Racing Louisville FC as the first overall pick in the draft.

She played collegiate soccer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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