Two years ago, women’s professional lacrosse didn’t exist.
That fact is hard to fathom in 2017, with the United Women’s Lacrosse League approaching expansion and the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League about to take flight.
"The sport is amazing," WPLL founder Michele De-Juliis said. "As it continues to grow and expand across our country and many countries, these players are bigger, stronger, faster, and it is catching like wildfire. It’s super-exciting for our sport in general; people want to be involved. I have women who finished their college careers and a lot of them aren’t ready to stop playing."
Last month, the U.S. women’s national team won the Women’s World Cup for the third straight time (2009, ’13 and ’17). Before last year, when the UWLX formed, women’s players were mostly done playing when their collegiate careers came to an end, unless they were fortunate enough to play with the national team.