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Former N&O Athlete of the Year coming home to play pro as three former area youth stars drafted

Cardinal Gibbons senior Morgan Reid (8) is announced during pre game introductions. The Chapel Hill Tigers played the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders in the third round of the NCHSAA Women's Soccer Playoffs on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C. Chapel Hill won the game, 2-1.
Cardinal Gibbons senior Morgan Reid (8) is announced during pre game introductions. The Chapel Hill Tigers played the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders in the third round of the NCHSAA Women's Soccer Playoffs on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C. Chapel Hill won the game, 2-1. newsobserver.com

Three former area youth girls’ soccer players saw their names appear in the fourth round of Thursday’s National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. But only one of those three will get to play in her hometown this season.

Morgan Reid, a standout at Cardinal Gibbons High and Duke, was taken with the 38th pick by the North Carolina Courage. Reid, who is from Cary, was The News & Observer Female Athlete of the Year in 2014. She was a two-sport star in basketball and soccer.

She started every game last season for Duke and has played on the U20 and U17 U.S. Women’s National Teams.

The two other area players selected are Joanna Boyles and E.J. (Emma Jane) Proctor. Proctor, who starred at Fike High and Duke, was selected 34th overall by Utah Royals FC. The Wilson native will play goalkeeper. Boyles, who attended Sanderson and later played at North Carolina, was taken 32nd overall by the Boston Breakers. The Raleigh native will play midfield.

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