Ohlmiller, Kent Join Boston Storm in UWLX College Draft

The UWLX teams filled their rosters with the 2018 College Draft on Wednesday night.

Stony Brook’s Kylie Ohlmiller and Boston College’s Kenzie Kent took the college lacrosse world by storm in 2017, setting records en route to historic seasons for both programs. Ohlmiller set the Division I record with 164 points and Kent tied the NCAA final record with 10 points.

Two of college lacrosse’s brightest stars, Ohlmiller and Kent may be suiting up together in the near future. Ohlmiller was selected by the Boston Storm on Wednesday night with the first overall pick in the 2018 UWLX College Draft — followed two picks later by Kent, who also joined the Storm.

The talent coming off the board was impressive, and enough to generate excitement among the assortment of general managers and team coaches that oversaw the College Draft.

“When you look at the level of talent coming out of college, it definitely speaks to an even higher level of play moving forward for the UWLX," Boston Storm General Manager Andrew Fink.said. "You can expect the league’s four teams to build really strong rosters for 2018. We are certainly looking forward to it.”

The leaders of the UWLX are hoping to continue to grow the women's game ahead of the third season of the league, which partnered with 3d Lacrosse, allowing it to take over operations.

“There are a lot of incredible players competing in the college ranks and we’re thrilled to give them the opportunity to play the game they love at the professional level," Kristan Ash, UWLX general manager and senior manager of 3d Lacrosse’s Mid-Atlantic region, said. "We have a lot to offer them both on and off the field and we know it can help grow the game and opportunities in the sport."

The Ohlmiller-Kent duo highlighted the UWLX College Draft first round which also included Oregon goalie Brittany Read, who went second overall to the Philadelphia Force. Read joined Oregon this offseason after transferring from Louisville.

Rounding out the first round was Northwestern attacker Shelby Fredericks, who went to the Long Island Sound with pick No. 4.

North Carolina had three players selected in the second round, with Maggie Bill going at pick No. 5 to Long Island, Marie McCool, a member of the gold medal-winning 2017 U.S. women’s national team, heading back to Philadelphia and Ela Hazar going to Boston with the eighth overall pick.

The Baltimore Ride took Maryland’s Megan Whittle with the sixth overall pick. The first defender went off the board in the third round, when the Philadelphia Force selected Stony Brook’s Brooke Gibutosi with the 10th pick. 

Syracuse’s Taylor Gait and Riley Donahue went back-to-back to start the fourth round, with Gait going to the Long Island Sound and Donahue heading to Boston. Gait is the daughter of UWLX commissioner and former Orange great Gary Gait.

Ohlmiller's Stony Brook teammate Courtney Murphy, who suffered a torn ACL last season, went 36th to the Long Island Sound.

Here is the full board for the 18-round UWLX College Draft.






1. Boston Storm Kylie Ohlmiller A Stony Brook
2. Philadelphia Force Brittany Read G Oregon
3. Boston Storm Kenzie Kent A Boston College
4. Long Island Sound Shelby Fredericks A Northwestern
5. Long Island Sound Maggie Bill M North Carolina
6. Baltimore Ride Megan Whittle A Maryland
7. Philadelphia Force Marie McCool M North Carolina
8. Boston Storm Ela Hazar A/M North Carolina
9. Baltimore Ride Emily Kenul A Johns Hopkins
10. Philadelphia Force Brooke Gubitosi D Stony Brook
11. Boston Sotrm Sheila Nesselbush M Northwestern
12. Long Island Sound Maddie Crutchfield M Duke
13. Long Island Sound Taylor Gait M Syracuse
14. Boston Storm Riley Donahue A Syracuse
15. Philadelphia Force Erica Evans M Canisius
16. Baltimore Ride Haley Warden M James Madison
17. Baltimore Ride Ashtyn Hiron M Jacksonville
18. Philadelphia Force Sam DiSalvo M Stony Brook
19. Boston Storm Katie O'Donnell M Penn State
20. Long Island Sound Kasey Behr A Virginia
21. Long Island Sound Mia DiBello D Syracuse
22. Boston Storm Shannon Fitzgerald M James Madison
23. Philadelphia Force Elena Romesburg M James Madison
24. Baltimore Ride Taylor Hensh A Maryland
25. Baltimore Ride Emily Poelma G Jacksonville
26.. Philadelphia Force Lindsay Darrell D Northwestern
27. Boston Storm Holly Turner A UMass
28. Long Island Sound Shayna Pirreca M Florida
29. Long Island Sound Aniya Flanagan D Florida
30. Boston Storm Emma Powlin D Albany
31. Philadelphia Force Erica Perrotta M High Point
32. Baltimore Ride Emily Rogers A Penn
33. Baltimore Ride Emily Barton D Jacksonville
34. Philadelphia Force Carolyn Carrera D Stony Brook
35. Boston Storm Emily Howell D Louisville
36. Long Island Sound Courtney Murphy A Stony Brook
37. Long Island Sound Jill Zubillaga D Oregon
38. Boston Storm Danita Stroup A Northwestern
39. Philadelphia Force Maggie Gallagher M Penn State
40. Baltimore Ride Kyra Harney A Duke
41. Baltimore Ride Molly Cobb M Notre Dame
42. Philadelphia Force Drew Shapiro M Hofstra
43. Boston Storm Michele Scanell M Adelphi
44. Long Island Sound Allie Pavinelli M Florida
45. Long Island Sound Neena Merola M Syracuse
46. Boston Storm Jen Reininger M Canisius
47. Philadelphia Force Kelly Glatthorn D Virginia Tech
48. Baltimore Ride Kaitlyn Montalbano M Towson
49. Baltimore Ride Emily Gillingham M Towson
50. Philadelphia Force Amanda Casten D Rutgers
51. Boston Storm Kaileen Hart A Boston College
52. Long Island Sound Marissa Davey M Virginia Tech
53. Long Island Sound Emma Schurr M Boston College
54. Boston Storm Kathy Rudkin D North Carolina
55. Philadelphia Force Alie Jimerson A Syracuse
56. Baltimore Ride Joey Coffy M Cornell
57. Baltimore Ride Taylor Reed M Cornell
58. Philadelphia Force Elena Schorr D/M Hofstra
59. Boston Storm Pass    
60. Long Island Sound Tiffany Zullo D/M Stony Brook
61. Long Island Sound Megan Conroy G St. Bonaventure
62. Boston Storm Pass    
63. Philadelphia Force Pass    
64. Baltimore Ride Alex Condon M Penn
65. Baltimore Ride Rachel Vander Kolk G Virginia
66. Philadelphia Force Pass    
67. Boston Storm Pass    
68. Long Island Sound Pass    
69. Long Island Sound Pass    
70. Boston Storm Pass    
71. Philadelphia Force Pass    
72. Baltimore Ride Emma Schait M Stony Brook

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