Philadelphia Force (UWLX)

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Philadelphia Force
League United Women's Lacrosse League
Founded 2016
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, White                    
General manager Caitlin Jackson
Head coach Mike Bedford
Website Philadelphia Force

The Philadelphia Force are a United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) professional women's field lacrosse team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 Philadelphia Force 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, Caitlin Jackson was announced as the first general manager in franchise history.[2] On March 17, 2016, Missy Doherty was announced as the Force'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 Boston Storm, Philadelphia lost by a 16–8 mark. The team's first-ever goal was scored by Rebecca Lynch, with Hilary Bowen logging the assist. Bridget Bianco would register 11 saves in the loss.

Draft history[edit]

The following represented the Force’s inaugural draft class. Michelle Tumolo would be the first player drafted in franchise history.[4]

Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 Michelle Tumolo Attacker  United States Syracuse
2 Alyssa Murray Attacker  United States Syracuse
3 Kara Mupo Attacker  United States Northwestern
4 Bridget Bianco Goalie  United States Northwestern
5 Becky Lynch Attacker  United States North Carolina
6 Casey Pepperman Defender  United States Maryland
7 Demmianne Cook Midfielder  United States Stony Brook
8 Katie Hertsch Defender  United States Hofstra
9 Emily Garrity Midfielder  United States North Carolina
10 Samantha Cermack Midfielder  United States Johns Hopkins

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UWLX Draft Inaugural Season More". 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.