The Houston Dash have acquired defender Julia Ashley in a trade with Racing Louisville FC for No. 26 overall pick in the 2022 NWSL Draft.
Houston acquired the No. 26 overall pick and $125,000 in allocation money from Angel City FC on Thursday evening following a trade for the no. 6 overall pick.
Ashley appeared in 15 matches and earned six starts for Racing Louisville FC in her first season with the expansion club. The defender was drafted by NJ/NY Gotham FC (then Sky Blue FC) as the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft and earned her first NWSL start against Houston on Aug. 29. The Verona, New Jersey native also spent time with OL Reign and overseas in Sweden and Australia.
Houston currently holds two selections in the 2022 NWSL Draft beginning with the ninth selection in the second round (No. 21 overall). Houston also holds the No. 44 selection.
The 2022 NWSL Draft will take place virtually on Saturday, Dec. 18 and fans can follow the draft beginning at 1 p.m. CT on CBS Sports Network and Paramount+.