The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) is pleased to announce the start date of its inaugural season. On June 2nd the WPLL’s Baltimore Brave and Philadelphia Fire will play in the league’s first game as a part of a double-header with the MLL’s Chesapeake Bayhawks and the Ohio Machine at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
“There are lots of young girls who attend MLL games with their families,” explained WPLL founder Michele DeJuliis. “Our hope in partnering with the Bayhawks is to bring the world of women’s professional lacrosse directly to the large contingent of female fans, showing them that they too can play professionally one day. This game also gives our players an opportunity to play the game they love on the big stage.”
“The Bayhawks are excited for the WPLL as a league and are honored to host the Kick Off game between the Baltimore Brave and the Philadelphia Fire. The Bayhawks have always felt it was our obligation and commitment to grow the great game of lacrosse for all willing participants. Hosting the women here in Annapolis speaks directly to our objective of providing a great family game day experience and an opportunity to showcase this new and exciting Women’s Professional Lacrosse League. We anticipate a number of girls’ youth Club and Rec teams joining us for the full experience of this unique professional double header,” explained Bayhawks president Mark Burdett.
A full WPLL schedule for the 2018 season will be announced later this month. The 13-game schedule will include 10 regular season games, two semi-final games, and a championship game. Each team will play at least one game in their home market.