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23 IWLCA Members Selected in Inaugural Pro Draft

By IWLCA admin, 04/14/16, 10:15PM EDT


April 14, 2016

BOSTON, April 14, 2016 - History was made on Wednesday night, as current Mount St. Mary's assistant coach Katie Schwarzmann was selected as the first overall pick in the history of the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX). Schwarzmann's selection by the Baltimore Ride marked the first of 23 active IWLCA members selected in the four team draft.

According to league commissioner Michele DeJuliis, "It’s very exciting that the UWLX has attracted so many of the most elite players nation wide. The fact that many of our very best are coaching collegiately, displays the level of commitment there is at the highest level for our sport. The growth of lacrosse has been exponential. Growth requires great players and great coaches, and we’re proud that many in our League are both!"

Katie Schwarzmann - photo courtesy of Mount St. Mary's Athletics

In addition to the coaches selected in the inagural player draft, the sidelines will be patrolled by more active collegiate coaches, as each of the four team's head coaches are current IWLCA members. Baltimore's players will be mentored by Loyola head coach Jen Adams this summer, while Long Island's head coach is Hofstra's Shannon Smith. Missy Doherty from Penn State will direct the Philadelphia squad, and Dartmouth's Amy Patton is the head coach for Boston.


IWLCA Member Coaches Chosen in the UWLX Draft

Pick Name Position Team IWLCA Institution Position
1 Katie Schwarzmann M Baltimore Mount St. Mary's Assistant Coach
2 Devon Wills GK Long Island Southern California Assistant Coach
3 Michelle Tumolo A Philadelphia Syracuse Assistant Coach
6 Alyssa Leonard A Long Island Southern California Assistant Coach
7 Alyssa Murray A Philadelphia Yale Assistant Coach
9 Kristen Carr D Baltimore Stanford Assistant Coach
10 Shannon Gilroy M Long Island Vanderbilt Assistant Coach
13 Brooke Griffin A Baltimore Boston College Assistant Coach
14 Becca Block D Long Island Florida Assistant Coach
15 Bridget Bianco GK Philadelphia Richmond Assistant Coach
16 Kara Cannizarro M Boston Denver Assistant Coach
19 Becky Lynch A Philadelphia St. Joseph's Assistant Coach
20 Erin Slifer M Boston Fairfield Assistant Coach
21 Morgan Stephens D Baltimore UMBC ASsistant Coach
22 Sloan Serpe D Long Island Yale Assistant Coach
28 Danielle Etrasco A Boston Army Assistant Coach
29 Dana Dobbie A Baltimore Loyola Assistant Coach
30 Katrina Dowd A Long Island North Carolina Assistant Coach
31 Katie Hertsch D Philadelphia Rutgers Assistant Coach
32 Kailah Kempney A Boston Colorado Assistant Coach
34 Katie Rowan A Long Island Wagner Head Coach
38 Kelly McPartland M Long Island Columbia Assistant Coach
39 Sammy Cermack M Philadelphia Lehigh Assistant Coach


The four team United Women's Lacrosse League is scheduled to kick off their historic 16 game season on Memorial Day weekend when they play their first contests in conjunction with the US Lacrosse National Tournament held at Lehigh University.