The WPLL is happy to announce that the 2018 Fall Draft is now open, giving players that wish to play in the WPLL the opportunity to do so. Designed in the interest of keeping rosters competitive season to season, the draft is open to all players 18 and older, but do note that entering the draft will put an end to your NCAA eligibility. The draft will close at 12:00pm ET on Monday, October 29th.
Each WPLL team will be protecting 10-15 players that played during season one. The remaining unprotected players will be entered into the draft pool along with any new players that are interested in joining the WPLL. In addition to welcoming new players to the WPLL, the Fall Draft is also designed to make sure the WPLL fields five elite, highly competitive, teams. The results of the 2018 Fall Draft will be announced in December.
“This draft is designed to help include some of the very talented lacrosse players that may have missed out on season 1,” explained WPLL Commissioner Jen Adams. “There are many recent graduates that are still playing at a high level, and we want to give them the opportunity to join the WPLL. In addition to the fall draft, the WPLL will also hold a spring draft for players in the class of 2019. Our hope is to continue to raise the level of talent in the WPLL each and every season.”
The WPLL already has many of the world’s top players, including 19 of the 27 players that represented USA Lacrosse at the recent Fall Classic. WPLL players have earned over 115 All-American Awards, 8 Tewaaraton trophies, have represented international programs like Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, and South Korea, and 37 players have won NCAA championships. The Fall Draft gives even more of the world’s top players the opportunity to join the league. Players can register for the draft here.
The WPLL’s second season will take place in the summer of 2019, when the defending New England Command will hope to win their second straight championship. Follow the WPLL on social media at @prowomenslax