Women's Professional Lacrosse League

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Women's Professional Lacrosse League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 WPLL season
SportWomen's lacrosse
Founded2018
Inaugural season2018
CEOMichele DeJuliis[1]
No. of teams4
Most recent
champion(s)
Brave (1)
Most titlesNew England Command
Brave (1)
Official websiteWomen's Professional Lacrosse League

The Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) is a women's lacrosse league in the United States. The league was formally composed of five teams: the Brave, Command, Fight, Fire, and Pride.[1][2] The league announced on February 27, 2020 that it would restructure and downsize the league to four teams.[3] The league now consists of four teams: the Brave, Command, Fight, and Pride.[1][2] League play started on Saturday, June 2, 2018.[1][4]

Teams[edit]

Team Joined Coach
Brave 2018 Sonia LaMonica
Command 2018 Amy Patton
Fight 2018 Shannon Smith
Pride 2018 Katie Rowan

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Media coverage[edit]

On April 16, 2019, ESPN and the WPLL announced[5] that the 10-game 2019[6] regular season would air on ESPN3 and the ESPN App. Meanwhile, the postseason semifinals would on ESPN3, with the championship game airing on ESPNU.[7][8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Berri, David (June 4, 2018). "The Women's Professional Lacrosse League Takes Off". Forbes. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "TEAMS". Women's Professional Lacrosse League. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "WPLL Announces League Restructure, Goes From 5 Teams to 4". www.uslaxmagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  4. ^ "RESULTS & STATISTICS". Women's Professional Lacrosse League. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Negron, Anna (April 16, 2019). "ESPN to Air Women's Professional Lacrosse League Regular Season Matchups and Championship Game". ESPN Press Room.
  6. ^ Moore, Adam (April 30, 2019). "WPLL announces ESPN broadcast partnership". Pro Lacrosse Talk.
  7. ^ Kumar, Aishwarya (July 26, 2019). "Veterans get second chance to shine in Women's Professional Lacrosse League championship". ESPN.com.
  8. ^ Caron, Emily (April 15, 2020). "Women's Lacrosse League Turns to 2021 After Canceling Upcoming Season". Front Office Sports.

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