Baltimore Ride

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Baltimore Ride
League United Women's Lacrosse League
Founded 2016
Based in Baltimore, Maryland
Colors Purple, Black, Metallic Gold               
General manager Krystin Porcella
Head coach Jen Adams
Website Baltimore Ride

The Baltimore Ride are a United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) professional women's field lacrosse team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They have played in the UWLX since the 2016 season. In the 2016 season, the four teams in the UWLX will play on a barnstorming format, with all four teams playing at a single venue.

Franchise History[edit]

The Baltimore Ride is one of the original four teams of the United Women's Lacrosse League (MLL). UWLX was founded by Digit Murphy and Aronda Kirby in a strategic partnership with STX. [1] On February 23, 2016, Colleen Shearer was named as the first general manager in franchise history.[2] On March 17, 2016, Jen Adams was announced as the Ride's first head coach.[3]

The first game in franchise history took place on May 28, 2016 at Goodman Stadium at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Opposing the Long Island Storm, Baltimore lost by a 13–12 mark. The team's first-ever goal was scored by Beth Glaros, with Courtney Swan logging the assist. Glaros would finish the game with four goals to compile the first four-goal performance in franchise history.

In the Ride’s second game, a 17–16 loss to the Boston Storm, Alex Aust set a league record and team record for most goals in a game. She would score a hat trick in the first and second half of the game, logging six goals overall. [4]

Draft history[edit]

The following represented the Ride’s inaugural draft class. Of note, Katie Schwarzmann would be the first ever player selected in the history of the UWLX Draft, taken by the Ride with the top pick.[5] Later in the draft, Dana Dobbie would be the first Canadian-born player selected in draft history.

Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 Katie Schwarzmann Midfielder  United States Maryland
2 Alex Aust Attacker  United States Maryland
3 Kristen Carr Defender  United States North Carolina
4 Brooke Griffin Attacker  United States Maryland
5 Allyson Carey Midfielder  United States Vanderbilt
6 Morgan Stephens Defender  United States Virginia
7 Courtney Swan Attacker  United States Virginia
8 Dana Dobbie[6] Attacker  Canada Maryland
9 Beth Glaros Midfielder  United States Maryland
10 Sam Farrell Defender  United States Florida
11 Kitty Cullen Attack  United States Florida
12 Corinne Gandolfi-Unterstein Midfielder  United States Hofstra
13 Crysti Foote Attack  United States Notre Dame
14 Frankie Caridi Goalie  United States Stony Brook
15 Kerry Stoothoff Goalie  United States Loyola
16 Alyssa Fleming Defender  United States Stony Brook
17 Maddie Lesher Defender  United States Loyola
18 Amanda Johansen Midfielder  United States USC
19 Mallory Frysinger Defense  United States North Carolina
20 Erica Bodt Midfielder  United States Syracuse
21 Taylor Cummings Midfielder  United States Maryland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UWLX Draft Inaugural Season More". insidelacrosse.com.com. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "UWLX Names 4 GMs For Inaugural Season". UWLX. 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2016-05-26.
  3. ^ "United Women's Lacrosse Names Team Head Coaches". UWLX. 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2016-05-26.
  4. ^ "Late Game-Winner by Kayla Treanor Leads Boston Storm Past Baltimore Ride". uwlx.com. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  5. ^ "United Women Lacrosse League Draft". baltimoresun.com. 2016-04-14. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  6. ^ "Dobbie Selected By Baltimore Ride In Inaugural UWLX Draft". Loyola Greyhounds Athletics. 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2016-04-29.