(Oct. 17, 2013) - The Boston Breakers acquired FC Kansas City forward Courtney Jones and Kansas City’s first-round pick (No. 7 overall) in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft in exchange for the No. 4 overall pick.
In addition to the No. 7 overall pick, Boston also has the Nos. 12, 20, and 28 picks in the 2014 College Draft.
Jones returns to the Breakers after having debuted with Boston in the 2012 WPSL Elite season. This past season with FC Kansas City, Jones ranked fourth on the team in goals scored (four). She played 22 games (six starts), logging 670 minutes.
"I am delighted to be bringing Courtney back to Boston," Boston Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said. "She was fantastic for us on and off the field a couple years ago. She will add athleticism, quality, and a strong competitive attitude to the group. I believe this is a great move for us."
Used as both an outside back and forward for the Breakers in 2012, Jones scored two goals (tied for third on the team) and tallied six assists (tied for first on the team and second overall in the league). She started 12 of the 14 games she appeared in and played 931 minutes, helping to lead the Breakers to the WPSL Elite regular season title.
Prior to her rookie season in Boston, Jones won two NCAA championships (2008, 2009), two ACC regular-season championships, and two ACC Tournament championships with the University of North Carolina.
A four-year starter, she was one of only 19 players to score at least 30 goals and record at least 30 assists in her college career. Jones finished her career at North Carolina with 36 goals and 32 assists in 96 games (93 starts).
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