WPLL Fire is pleased to announce the addition of Hannah Powers to their 2019 roster. Named to the WPLL Player Pool last month, Powers will be a full-time member of the Fire this summer. She replaces 2018 WPLL All-Star defender Maddy Lesher, who is taking the 2019 season off to recover from injury. A talented attacker, Powers is Loyola University's all-time leader in points, tallying a total of 317 over her four year career with the Greyhounds. Powers will make her WPLL debut on Sunday, June 2nd at Gillette Stadium when the Fire takes on the Command.
A 2019 graduate of Loyola, Powers is poised to make an instant impact on the Fire's offense. Powers was a key part of the Greyhound program since the moment she stepped foot on campus. As a freshman she tied for 2nd most assists in the nation, was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team, and was named Patriot League Rookie of the Year. Powers, who earned All-Patriot League honors every year, also had particularly impressive junior and senior seasons. As a junior she was named Patriot League Attacker of the Year, scoring 48 goals and contributing 30 assists. During the 2019 season Powers scored 61 goals and tallied 49 assists, earning All-Patriot League and All Regional honors.
“Hannah is a very dynamic player with the ability to create for herself and for others,” explained Fire Head Coach Ricky Fried. “This dual threat makes her a very difficult match-up and will bring even more fire power to our attack. We look forward to welcoming Hannah to the Fire this summer.”
This summer Powers will see several familiar faces on the Fire, where she will play alongside fellow Greyhounds Katrina Geiger (2018), Frankie Kamely (2018), and Taylor VanThof (2019) on WPLL Fire. Powers will join a talented Fire attack unit that features Kamely, Michelle Tumolo, Selena Lasota, Hannah Nielsen, and Aly Messinger.
About the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League
Founded in 2017 by 4x All-American, and two-time World Champion Michele DeJuliis, the WPLL is a professional league made up of 125 of the top post-collegiate female lacrosse players in the world and a youth development league connecting with the top high school players in the country. For both our professional and our youth players, the WPLL prioritizes character development as a means to excel in life on and off the field. The WPLL uses lacrosse as a vehicle to provide girls with skills that allow them to not only become better athletes, but also grow into confident and brave women. Thanks to a partnership with ESPN, in 2019 fans can tune in to all regular season WPLL games on ESPN3 and the Championship on ESPNU. For more information, visit prowomenslax.com, and follow on social media:
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