Long Island Sound (UWLX)
|League||United Women's Lacrosse League|
|Based in||Long Island, NY|
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.
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. On February 23, 2016, Danielle Gallagher was announced as the first general manager in franchise history. On March 17, 2016, Shannon Smith was announced as the Sound's first head coach.
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.
The following represented the Sound’s inaugural draft class. Devon Wills would be the first player drafted in franchise history.
|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|
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