BALTIMORE - UMBC women's lacrosse head coach Amy Slade and assistant coach Morgan Stephens will both take part in the inaugural Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) playoffs this Thursday, July 12, as members of the Baltimore Brave. Slade serves as an assistant coach alongside Brave head coach Sonia LaMonica, who is also the head coach at Towson, and assistant coach Lauren Schwarzmann, who is the head coach at Mount St. Mary's, while Stephens plays defense for the Brave.
"The WPLL stands for so much more than lacrosse. The growth and development of incredible athletes is so fun to be a part of," Slade said. "I am very excited to be coaching alongside Sonia and Lauren. We have a great dynamic and a phenomenal group of athletes."
The WPLL was formed "to create a nationwide lacrosse development program that will focus as much on lacrosse as it will on character and leadership," according to the league's website.
"As we enter the first playoff game this Thursday, I am excited to be a part of such an exciting time in women's lacrosse. GO BRAVE!," Slade exclaimed.
Slade, Stephens, and the Brave, who locked up the #1 seed in the playoffs after finishing the season with an undefeated 4-0 record, will face #4 New York Fight, following the game between #2 New England Command and #3 Upstate Pride at West Chester University.