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The New Faces of the Athletica

The St. Louis Athletica completed a successful inaugural season in 2009 with a 10-6-4 record that included a playoff run. Boasting one of the strongest defensive lines in the league, the Athletica only struggled with goal scoring.

In the 2010 WPS draft, the Athletica made the most of their late picks and selected several strong players who will make an impact in their second season.

Here are in-depth descriptions of each of the Athletica's seven draft picks from January 15. Included are the International players drafted in September, 2009.

Also profiled is a well-known player at the center of a surprising trade...

(photo: dailybruin.com)

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