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MedStar Joins WPLL as Official 2019 Medical Partner

By Jon Bird, 07/26/19, 1:30PM EDT

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MedStar Team to Provide Medical Assistance at Maryland-Area Games

The Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) is pleased to announce that Columbia, Maryland-based MedStar Health is an official partner for the 2019 season. During the 2019 season, MedStar Health will provide on-site medical coverage for all WPLL games in the Baltimore area. This high-level medical coverage includes physicians and athletic trainers, helping to ensure the safety of WPLL players.

“We are extremely proud to be selected by the WPLL as their official medical partner for the 2019 season. Our contributions to player health and safety in the sport of lacrosse include a longstanding partnership with US Lacrosse national governing body, internationally recognized research, player and coach education, and the latest in injury prevention, treatments and techniques,” says Richard Hinton, MD, regional medical director for MedStar Sports Medicine. 

“The WPLL is pleased to have MedStar on board as our official medical partner for the 2019 WPLL season,” explained WPLL SVP Rachael DeCecco. “Not only is the MedStar staff some of the most talented in the field, they also share our passion for growing and supporting the game of lacrosse. We are thrilled to have MedStar on our sidelines.”

The MedStar team will be action again this weekend, supporting WPLL players at the 2019 WPLL Championship on 7/28 at US Lacrosse Headquarters (2:00PM).    

 About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. MedStar Health’s 31,000 associates, 6,500 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care, and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar Health trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit www.MedStarHealth.org.

 

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 new deal 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:

Instagram: @prowomenslax

Twitter: @prowomenslax

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prowomenslax

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyr0EWTSb-yauUp155iTOig

 WPLL Media Contact: Sam Jaffe at sam@prowomenslax.com  

 ESPN media contact: Anna Negron at anna.m.negron@espn.com or 860-766-2233; @ItsAnnaNegron