Long Island Sound (UWLX)

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Long Island Sound
League United Women's Lacrosse League
Founded 2016
Based in Long Island, NY
Colors Navy blue, red, white
              
General manager Danielle Gallagher assisted by Kara DePaula Lynch
Head coach Shannon Smith
Website Long Island Sound

The Long Island Sound are a United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) professional women's field lacrosse team based in Long Island, New York. 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 Long Island Sound 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, Danielle Gallagher was announced as the first general manager in franchise history.[2] On March 17, 2016, Shannon Smith was announced as the Sound'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 Baltimore Ride, Long Island prevailed by a 13-12 tally. The team's first-ever goal was scored by McKinley Curro, who would also score the league's first-ever two-point goal. Devon Wills served as the starting goaltender, allowing the first goal in UWLX history to Baltimore Ride but also registered the first win in league history.

Draft history[edit]

The following represented the Sound’s inaugural draft class. Devon Wills would be the first player drafted in franchise history.[4]

Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 Devon Wills Goalie  United States Dartmouth
2 Alyssa Leonard Attacker  United States Northwestern
3 Shannon Gilroy Midfielder  United States Florida
4 Becca Block Defender  United States Syracuse
5 Megan Douty Defender  United States Maryland
6 Sloane Serpe Defender  United States North Carolina
7 Nora Barry Midfielder  United States Florida
8 Katrina Dowd Attacker  United States Northwestern
9 Katie Rowan Attacker  United States Syracuse
10 Kelly McPartland 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. ^ "Inaugural UWLX Draft Results". Inside Lacrosse. 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2016-04-29.