The WPLL is pleased to announce the 2018 All-Star Team. Selected by the league’s coaches, the 2018 WPLL All-Star Team represents the best attackers, midfielders, defenders, and goal keepers from the WPLL's inaugural season.
“We were very impressed by the level of talent exhibited throughout the first season of the WPLL,” explained commissioner Jen Adams. “We are thrilled to announce our 2018 All-Star team, which reflects the players that league coaches feel made the biggest impact during the 2018 season.”
The 2018 All-Star Team is highlighted by 2018 WPLL MVP Marie McCool, who was a unanimous 2018 All-Star Team selection along with attackers Brooke Griffin and Kylie Ohlmiller, defenders Alice Mercer and Meg Douty, and goalie Kelsea Donnelly.
The Baltimore Brave, who recorded a perfect WPLL regular season before falling to the New England Command in the championship game, led the way with six 2018 WPLL All-Stars: attackers Griffin and Alyssa Leonard, midfielders McCool, Amanda Johansen, and Laura Zimmerman, and goalie Donnelly.
2018 WPLL Champions the New England Command and Semi-Finalists the New York Fight followed the Brave with four All-Stars each. The Command were represented by attacker Kara Mupo, midfielder Kasey Behr, and defenders Douty and Katie Hertsch, while the Fight attacker Ohlmiller, midfielder Taylor Cummings, and defenders Mercer and Caroline Fitzgerald were honored.
The Upstate Pride, who fell to the New England Command in a tough semi-finals matchup had two players named All-Stars, midfielder Ally Carey and attacker Danielle Spencer., while defender Maddy Lesher is the only Philadelphia Fire player to receive All-Star honors.
Please find a full list of 2018 WPLL All-Stars below. The WPLL will return for its second season in the summer of 2019. Follow the WPLL on social media at @prowomenslax for all WPLL updates.
2018 WPLL All-Star Team:
|Brooke Griffin *||A||Baltimore Brave||Maryland 2015|
|Alyssa Leonard||A||Baltimore Brave||Northwestern 2014|
|Kara Mupo||A||New England Command||Northwestern 2015|
|Kylie Ohlmiller *||A||New York Fight||Stony Brook 2018|
|Danielle Spencer||A||Upstate Pride||Northwestern 2010|
|Kasey Behr||M||New England Command||Virginia 2018|
|Ally Carey||M||Upstate Pride||Vanderbilt 2012|
|Taylor Cummings||M||New York Fight||Maryland 2016|
|Amanda Johansen||M||Baltimore Brave||USC 2016|
|Marie McCool *||M||Baltimore Brave||UNC 2018|
|Laura Zimmerman||M||Baltimore Brave||UNC 2012|
|Meg Douty*||D||New England Command||Maryland 2015|
|Caroline Fitzgerald||D||New York Fight||Florida 2017|
|Katie Hertsch||D||New England Command||Hofstra 2011|
|Maddy Lesher||D||Philadelphia Fire||Loyola 2016|
|Alice Mercer*||D||New York Fight||Maryland 2016|
|Kelsea Donnelly *||G||Baltimore Brave||Towson 2017|
* denotes unanimous 2018 All-Star Team recognition