June 11, 2018
The WPLL is pleased to announce that Ka Hei Hui, who had a standout performance at the 2017 FIL Rathbones World Cup for the Hong Kong Representative Team, has been drafted to the Baltimore Brave. An attacker that serves as captain of the Hong Kong Representative Team, Ka Hei is a reliable player that contributes to the game in a variety of ways. During the 8 games that the Hong Kong Representative Team played at the 2017 World Cup, Ka Hei's performance placed her at the top of almost all of Hong Kong's statistics, tallying 9 goals (4th most on team), 5 assists (2nd most on team), 11 draw controls (2nd most on team), and 6 caused turnovers (2nd most on team). One of the Hong Kong Representative Team's main draw takers, the Hong Kong Representative Team won 31 of the 70 draws Ka Hei took part in.
With Ka Hei's addition, the Hong Kong Representative Team becomes the 8th international program with players competing in the WPLL, joining Australia, Canada, England, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, and the United States. The WPLL is committed to growing the game of women's lacrosse internationally, and provides players from all nations with a competitive league to play in as they prepare for international competitions.
In January Baltimore Brave General Manager Jessy Morgan traveled to Hong Kong as part of a training program with the Hong Kong Representative Team. On a field with several talented players, Ka Hei's skill and leadership made her stand out as a player that could make an impact in the WPLL.
"The Hong Kong Representative Team is a great group of players that truly improved every day that we were with them in Hong Kog. At the 2013 World Cup they finished 1-4, but last summer they were able to improve to 4-4. They are a program on the rise, and they show that the game of lacrosse continues to grow internationally," explains Baltimore Brave Jessy Morgan. "Ka Hei is a true leader with so much respect for the game of lacrosse. It was a pleasure working with her in January, and I look forward to working with her again this summer. I am confident that she will become a regular contributor to our Baltimore Brave team, and I'm hopeful that she will bring lessons she learns this summer back to the Hong Kong Representative Team." While in the USA, Ka Hei will train closely with WPLL players and executives and will also help coach a local youth program. The WPLL is committed to giving Ka Hei a comprehensive lacrosse experience that will help her and the Hong Kong Representative Team continue to improve.
The Brave are currently undefeated (2-0). They opened up their season with a 20-12 victory over the Philadelphia Fire that has received more than 20,000 online streams to date, and beat the New England Command 15-10 last Saturday. Ka Hei will play in her first Baltimore Brave game on June 23rd. Please find a full league schedule here.
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