Brave Lead Way with Six WPLL All-Stars

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

Baltimore Brave attacker Alyssa Leonard (2) and New England Command defender Katie Hertsch (25) were among 17 players honored as WPLL All-Stars.


The WPLL announced its 2018 All-Star Team on Monday. Selected by the league’s coaches, the 2018 WPLL All-Star Team represents the best attackers, midfielders, defenders and goalkeepers from the WPLL's inaugural season.

“We were very impressed by the level of talent exhibited throughout the first season of the WPLL,” said 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 champion New England Command and semifinalist 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. 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 semifinal matchup, had two players named All-Stars, midfielder Ally Carey and attacker Danielle Spencer. Defender Maddy Lesher is the only Philadelphia Fire player to receive All-Star honors.







2018 WPLL All-Star Team

Name

Pos

Team

College

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 North Carolina 2018
Laura Zimmerman M Baltimore Brave North Carolina 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

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