Former UMBC women's lacrosse standout Carolyn Jamison has been drafted by the Baltimore Brave of the Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL), it was announced Thursday evening.
"CJ is a great addition to our squad. She is very aggressive and athletic between the 30's which will enhance our transition game greatly," said Brave head coach Sonia LaMonica. "[She's] always in attack mode, we anticipate her style of play and speed translating very well at this next level."
The three-time America East All-Conference selection led the Retrievers in 2018 with 65 points off 44 goals and 21 assists, while also collecting a team-high 46 ground balls and causing 26 turnovers. At the end of the 2018 season, she was also selected to play in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Senior All-Star Game and was named to the association's All-Region Second Team.
Jamison ends her four-year tenure at UMBC as one of the most prominent players, ranking in the top five in program history with 217 points (second) off 156 goals (third) and 61 assists (third). She was named to the America East All-Conference first team in 2016 and 2017 while earning second-team honors this season. Jamison was also named to the America East All-Tournament Team in 2015 and 2017.
"This is very exciting for the UMBC lacrosse family and personally for me, getting to coach [Carolyn] at the next level is really something special," said UMBC head coach Amy Slade, who is an assistant coach for the Brace. "She had such a great impact on our team for four years and I am very excited to see her at the next level. Welcome to the Brave, CJ!"
The 2019 WPLL Season kicks off on June 2, with a doubleheader -- Pride vs. Fight and Command vs. Fire – at Gillette Stadium. Action continues on June 22, in Baltimore, followed by stops in Richmond, Va. (June 14 and 15), Philadelphia (July 6), and Long Island (July 20). All 2019 WPLL games will be streamed through ESPN3 and ESPNU.
2019 WPLL Spring Draft Class
1) San Apuzzo, BC, Attack, FIGHT
2) Dempsey Arsenault, BC, Midfield, BRAVE
3) Kenzie Kent, BC, Attack, COMMAND
4) Selena Lasota, Northwestern, Attack, FIRE
5) Erica Evans, Maryland, Midfield, PRIDE
6) Jen Giles, Maryland, Midfield, PRIDE
7) Maggie Jackson, Virginia, Midfield, FIRE
8) Olivia Jenner, Duke, Attack, COMMAND
9) Emily Garrity Parros, UNC, Midfield, BRAVE
10) Lindsey Ronbeck, Florida, Attack, FIGHT
11) Elizabeth George, Princeton, Midfield, FIGHT
12) Kayla Brisolari, Penn State, Midfield, BRAVE
13) Miranda Stinson, Colorado, Attack, COMMAND
14) Taylor VanThof, Loyola, Midfield, FIRE
15) Sydney Pirreca, Florida, Midfield, PRIDE
16) Elizabeth Miller, BC, Defense, PRIDE
17) Francesca Whitehurst, Georgetown, Midfield, FIRE
18) Julia Braig, Maryland, Defense, COMMAND
19) Caroline Sdanowich, JMU, Defense, BRAVE
20) Lindsey Ehrhardt, Loyola, Defense, FIGHT
21) Megan Taylor, Maryland, Goalie, FIGHT
22) Carolyn Jamison, UMBC, Midfield, BRAVE
23) Izzy Nixon, Yale, Attack, COMMAND
24) Charlotte Sofield, UNC, Defense, FIRE
25) Caroline Steele, Maryland, Attack, PRIDE
Avery Shoemaker, UVA, Midfielder
Hanna Haven, JMU, Attack
Hannah Powers, Loyola, Attack
Hannah Proctor, Notre Dame, Defender
Kara Klages, UNC, Midfield
About the Women's Professional Lacrosse League
Founded in 2017 by 4x All-American, and two-time World Champion Michele DeJuliis, the WPLL is a professional league made up of 125 of the top post-collegiate female lacrosse players in the world and a youth development league connecting with the top high school players in the country. For both our professional and our youth players, the WPLL prioritizes character development as a means to excel in life on and off the field. The WPLL uses lacrosse as a vehicle to provide girls with skills that allow them to not only become better athletes, but also grow into confident and brave women. Thanks to a partnership with ESPN, in 2019 fans can tune in to all regular season WPLL games on ESPN3 and the Championship on ESPNU. For more information, visit prowomenslax.com.