Athletes Unlimited today announced that former United States National Team member Maggie Bill and current players Taylor Cummings, Marie McCool and Kylie Ohlmiller are confirmed to fill four of 56 roster spots in the new lacrosse league to be played July 19 – August 22.
Bill, an All-American attacker/midfielder from North Carolina is a NCAA National Championship (2016) and was a member of the US National Team in 2016. A two-sport athlete, Bill also played soccer at UNC; Cummings, a four-time All American midfielder from the University of Maryland is a three-time Conference Champion, two-time NCAA Champion and the only three-time Tewaaraton Award winner (men or women’s). She also earned a Gold medal with the Women’s National Team in 2017 and was named to the All-World Team; McCool, a three-time All-American midfielder for the University of North Carolina is a NCAA National Champion (2016), Three-time ACC Champion and NCAA Midfielder of the Year (2018). She also earned a World Championship as a member of the US National Team in 2017; Ohlmiller, an attacker from SUNY Stony Brook, is a four-time All-American, two-time American East Conference Player of the Year and is the NCAA Record Holder for single-season points, career points and assists.
“I am so pumped for the opportunity to get back out on the field with some of the world’s best,” said Kylie Ohlmiller. “My hope in joining Athletes Unlimited is to accomplish some really special things to grow the women’s game that haven’t been done before.”
“We now have 13 members of the US National Team along with 25 other top players signed on to play this summer in our inaugural season. Fans are going to be able to see the best players in the world out on the field competing at the highest level when we launch in July,” said Jon Patricof, CEO and Co-Founder of Athletes Unlimited.
Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse will play a short form, fast paced format consisting of eight-minute quarters, 9v9 gameplay and a 60-second shot clock all housed on an 80yd x 50yd playing field. Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse will be comprised of 56 players that will roster four teams of 14 players each. Play will begin with draws at the beginning of each quarter as well as after every goal.
Other athletes confirmed to play include: 2017 World Cup Gold Medalist and current member of the US National Team Kayla Treanor (Attack/Draw Specialist); 2017 World Cup Gold Medalist and current US National Team member Michelle Tumolo (Attack); US National Team Member, 2017 Gold Medalist, two-time National Champion for the University of Maryland, Meg Douty (Defense); US National Team member, two-time captain for University of North Carolina and All-ACC Team member Emily Parros (Midfield); US National Team member, two-time Goalie of the Year and National Champion from the University of North Carolina, Caylee Waters (Goalie); US National Team member, All-American and two-time captain at University of Southern California Amanda Johansen (Midfield); 2018 National Champion and All-American at James Madison University Haley Warden (Midfield/Draw Specialist); Two-time National Champion for the University of North Carolina Sammy Jo Tracy (Midfield/Draw Specialist); 2013 World Cup Gold Medalist Amber McKenzie (Defense); 2013 World Cup Gold Medalist Katie Hertsch (Defense); Team USA U19 World Champion and All-American at Notre Dame Cortney Fortunato (Attack); Two-time All-Patriot League member and Two-time captain for Loyola University Katrina Geiger (Midfield); All-ACC, All-American from Syracuse University Halle Majorana (Attack); Maryland University two-time National Champion and 2018 Team Captain Taylor Hensh (Attack); Two-time All-American and 2018 Defensive Player of the Year (Pac-12) for University of Colorado, Sarah Brown (Defense); University of Oregon single-season record holder for saves (179) and single-game record holder for ground balls (10) Brittany Read (Goalie); Two-time All-American and 2019 ACC Attacker of the Year for the University of Florida Lindsey Ronbeck (Attack); 2016 National Champion and All-ACC Defender for the University of North Carolina Charlotte Sofield (Defense); Two-time All-American, Midfielder of the Year (Patriot League) for Loyola Taylor VanThof (Midfield/Draw Specialist); All-region and Ivy-League record holder for tournament saves at University of Pennsylvania Britt Brown (Goalie); All-American for Loyola University Molly Wolf (Goalie); The winningest net minder in University of Michigan program history Mira Shane (Goalie); All-American and All-ACC Midfielder from Boston College, a 2019 WPLL Champion for the Brave, 2019 MVP and point leader for the WPLL Dempsey Arsenault (Midfielder); Former Team Captain, All-American and All-ACC team member for Boston College and 2018 Tewaaraton award winner Sam Apuzzo (Attacker); Two-time World Champion, All-American, All-ACC for the University of North Carolina Kristen Carr (Defense); Northwestern Three-time National Champion, two-time All-American and NCAA tournament career leader in goals and as a professional, a 2009 World Champion and led the WPLL in scoring in 2019 Katrina Dowd (Attacker); Team captain, All-American, All-Big Ten and 2018 Player of the Year at her position for Penn State Katie O’Donnell (Midfielder); Team captain, All-American, All-ACC and 2018 Mary Garber Award winner for Boston College and also won the 2016 ice hockey National Championship and competed in the 2017 Frozen Four Kenzie Kent (Attacker); The 2018 Big East Player of the Year at her position and is tied for the school’s record for most points in a game from the University of Florida Sydney Pirreca (Midfielder); 2009 World Champion and 2009 Ivy League Co-Player of the Year, All-American and All-Ivy League for Princeton University Holly McGarvie Reilly (Defense); Former All-American and 2017 Big East Attacker of the Year for the University of Florida Mollie Stevens (Attacker); All-American and All-Patriot League for Loyola University Taryn VanThof (Midfielder); was an All-American and All CAA for Towson University before winning the 2019 WPLL Champion with the Brave Tianna Wallpher (Defense); won a National Championship for the University of Maryland Kathy Rudkin (Defense).
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