via UF press release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) held its third ever draft on Tuesday night - this time for post-collegiate players – and two former Gators heard their names called.
Aniya Flanagan – 2018 graduate – was selected 24th overall by the Baltimore Brave. Lauren Lea – a 2016 graduate – was taken 28th overall by the NY Fight.
The 2019 season is set to begin on June 2, with the NY Fight opening up against the New England Command and the Baltimore Brave taking on the Philadelphia Fire.
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Below are a list of accomplishments of both Flanagan and Lea during their tenures at Florid...
via WPLL press release
Florida’s 9th, 10th, and 11th graders have opportunity to try out for WPLL Futures Program
Sarah Burlingame, a former Cornell University captain and member of the Canadian National Team, will serve as WPLL Futures Director for Florida. Burlingame and a team of WPLL players will hold a regional tryout on Sunday, April 15th at Northeast Regional Park in Davenport, FL for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade players interested in taking part in the Florida’s branch of the WPLL Futures Program. A character and leadership intensive program, Futures is not intended to replace or interfere with a player’s high school or club commitments. Players selected to a Futures team will not be required to attended any practices prior to the championship week...
via JU press release
BOSTON - A trio of Jacksonville University women's lacrosse players made history as Emily Barton, Ashtyn Hiron, and Emily Poelma were drafted in the 2018 United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) College Draft last week, as announced by the UWLX.
"We are proud of all these young women; all three are great leaders and have amazing plans lined up after graduation," stated Head Coach Mindy McCord.
The Baltimore Ride selected all three Dolphins as Hiron was chosen in the fifth round as the 17th overall selection, Poelma in the seventh round as the 25th overall pick, and Barton in the ninth round as the 33rd overall selection.
A recent addition to the professional lacrosse scene in the United States, the United Women's Lacrosse League held its in...
via press release, photo via UF web site
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The newly formed Women's Professional Lacrosse League held its inaugural draft on Wednesday night in preparation for the league's debut in the summer of 2018.
Four former University of Florida lacrosse players: Caroline Fitzgerald, Nicole Graziano, Lauren Lea and Mollie Stevens were selected, along with current Gator assistant coaches Nadine Hadnagy and Taryn VanThof.
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Fitzgerald and Graziano will reunite as teammates on the New York Fight, as the duo played together at Florida together from 2014-16.
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— Lax Sports Network (@LaxSportsNet) August 24, 2017
via ESPNW on June 20th, 2017 by Jonathan Sigal, photo via UWLX
Author's Note: I missed this one back in June when it came out and given that the Women are trying to start their SECOND professional league in 2 years, and the overlap between those who built the first one being involved in leaving and building the second one it's hard to ignore thinking about this. The new league held its' draft yesterday and I'll be looking for Florida ties in that draft.
One thing that caught my attention (besides the obvious grammatical error in the headline . . . ) was some of the evolution in the rules that the UWLX, the first league, allowed, such as more contact. Slightly moving the league to the male version. I've been writing the last few years that the athleticism of th...