Zotter Chosen by New York in WUSA Draft

Alum chosen in fourth round, is 29th pick overall

Former Crimson women's soccer captain Beth Zotter '00, whose clutch goal-scoring helped propel Harvard to a No. 7 national ranking in 1999, will now be taking her talents to the New York Power of the new Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA).

Yesterday morning, Zotter was selected by the Power with the 29th overall pick in the fourth round of the first WUSA Draft.

Zotter was in the draft's host hotel, keeping track of the results with a piece of paper in hand, when the words "Harvard University" were announced.


"I was wondering whether it was me or Jessie [Larson '00], but then when I heard my name, my hands went over my mouth," Zotter said. "I'm still on a high right now. I wasn't even in the room where the players where being selected. I had to run across the hotel lobby."

Zotter almost missed being in the hotel during the time of her draft announcement.

"I kind of wandered into the hotel 10 minutes before I was selected," Zotter said. "Since they were only supposed to do rounds one through six today, I wasn't expecting to be drafted today."

In the draft room, Zotter met Power Coach Pat Farmer, the former Penn State Coach, and Power General Manager Susan Marenoff.

"I had heard of [Farmer] before, and I knew he was good friends with [Harvard Coach] Tim Wheaton," Zotter said. " I got a really good first impression from him."

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