Long Island Sound (UWLX)

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 played in a barnstorming format, with all four teams playing at a single venue.

Long Island Sound
Founded2016
LeagueUnited Women's Lacrosse League
Based inLong Island, NY
ColorsNavy blue, red, white
              
Head coachRegy Thorpe
General managerCarol Rainson-Rose assisted by Tracy Wiener
WebsiteLong Island Sound

Franchise History

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

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
1Devon WillsGoalie United StatesDartmouth
2Alyssa LeonardAttacker United StatesNorthwestern
3Shannon GilroyMidfielder United StatesFlorida
4Becca BlockDefender United StatesSyracuse
5Megan DoutyDefender United StatesMaryland
6Sloane SerpeDefender United StatesNorth Carolina
7Nora BarryMidfielder United StatesFlorida
8Katrina DowdAttacker United StatesNorthwestern
9Katie RowanAttacker United StatesSyracuse
10Kelly McPartlandMidfielder United StatesMaryland

See also

References

  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.
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