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In a forward-heavy first round of the 2020 NWSL College Draft, the Utah Royals stuck with royalty, selecting forward Tziarra King with the eighth pick. King is the first NC State player to be drafted into the NWSL. 

The No. 8 NC State women’s tennis team picked up wins over Furman University and East Tennessee State in what was its first set of home matches to start the season. The Pack defeated the Paladins 5-2 and then the Buccaneers later on in the day 6-1.

Part two of the three-part series counting down the top 19 NC State sports moments of 2019 includes postseason runs from NC State Icepack, softball, women’s soccer and women’s tennis; a big draft day for some former Pack football players; and a recent ranked win for women’s basketball. 

Over the last three days of the year, Technician’s sports editors will be counting down the top 19 NC State sports moments of 2019. In part one, we have some Pack pros on the move, a stunning week for one of softball’s best and more.

For the first time in 24 years, the NC State women’s soccer team had a player earn All-American honors as senior midfielder Tziarra King was named to the third team on Thursday night. The last player for women’s soccer to be named All-American was Thori Staples Bryan in 1995.

The NC State men’s soccer team might have ended the season on a sour note with its 3-2 overtime defeat in the first round of the NCAA Championship, but this season had a number of positives and the future looks bright for this program. Here are a handful of takeaways from the season: