By Andy Crossley, Boston Breakers' general manager
Okay all you draft gurus. With the 2010 WPS Draft less than 10 days away now, the Boston Breakers are urging all would-be General Managers to play Andy Crossley for a day.
Crossley, the GM of the Breakers, wants to know your mock WPS draft predictions for the first round and is willing to pay for your expertise. With the 2010 WPS Draft less than 10 days away now, the Boston Breakers want to know your mock WPS draft predictions for the first round.
The competition is open to WPS fans from all over the world and the prize is your choice of either:
a.) Four (4) Pitch Side seats to the Breakers home opener against Philadelphia at Harvard Stadium on April 18, 2010. These include free parking, sideline seating and a free pre-game barbecue. OR
b.) A 2009 Breakers game jersey from the player of your choice (subject to availability)
To enter, you must predict the order of player selection for the first round.
No. 1 Atlanta Beat (1 point for correct prediction)
No. 2 Boston Breakers (2 pts.)
No. 3 FC Gold Pride (3 pts.)
No. 4 Chicago Red Stars (4 pts.)
No. 5 Los Angeles Sol (5 pts.)
No. 6 Sky Blue FC (6 pts.)
No. 7 Washington Freedom (7 pts.)
No. 8 Los Angeles Sol (8 pts.)
No. 9 Los Angeles Sol (9 pts.)
No. 10 FC Gold Pride (10 pts.)
No. 11 Boston Breakers (11 pts.)
A correct selection only requires that you match the player's name with the slot she is selected in . The team is irrelevant . In other words, if you correctly predict that "Jane Doe" will be picked with the __th pick of the first round, your correction will still be marked correct even if a different team has traded up to that spot to select her. Conversely, if you predict that our team, the Boston Breakers, will select a certain player with the No. 2 pick and we do take her, but we take her at No. 11, that selection will be marked as incorrect.
The winner will be determined by the most correct predictions, with the tiebreaker being the highest point total. Example: the two best mock drafts correctly predict 9 picks each. Fan A correctly predicts picks one through nine. Fan B correctly predicts three through 11. Fan B will be declared the champion, as the scoring system is weighted to give higher scores to the harder predictions, i.e. those at the bottom of the round. In the event of two or more contestants finishing in a tie for both correct picks and total points, then multiple prizes will be awarded.
If you want some invaluable research assistance, check out the terrific series of position-by-position expert draft previews compiled by the WPS PR staff at womensprosoccer.com:
Top Rated Midfielders
Top Rated Defenders
Submit your entries via e-mail to Erica Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org . Only one valid entry per email address.
Good luck! Follow us on twitter on January 15 to keep track of the picks as they happen. I will announce the winner on my Twitter account from the NSCAA convention that evening.
The previous story is excerpted from a story on Big Soccer.com written by Andy Crossley and reposted at his request. Use of this excerpted has been approved by the media department of the Boston Breakers.