Whittle, Hensh Selected in WPLL Collegiate Draft

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Seniors Megan Whittle and Taylor Hensh were both selected in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League Draft on Monday night. 

Whittle was taken fifth overall by the Upstate Pride, while Hensh was drafted 17th overall by the New England Command. 

The WPLL is comprised of five teams, the Baltimore Brave, New England Command, New York Fight, Philadelphia Fire and the Upstate Pride, and is set to begin its inaugural season this summer.

With the selections of Whittle and Hensh, 18 Terps have now been drafted in the two WPLL Drafts as the league gets ready for its first season set to begin on June 2nd. The 18 players selected are the most of any school.

Whittle was recently named the Big Ten Attacker of the Year after scoring 74 goals and totaling 86 points so far this season. Maryland’s all-time goal leader, Whittle was also tabbed as the Big Ten Tournament MVP this past weekend after scoring a career-best eight goals in the championship game against Penn State. The Glenwood, Md. native also plays on the English National Team, helping lead the country to a Bronze Medal at the FIL World Cup last summer. 

Hensh has totaled 29 goals in her senior campaign, with the most notable goal coming with 45 seconds left to put the Terps ahead of Princeton back on April 10th to complete a comeback 11-10 win. A captain on this years team, Hensh has started in every game to help lead the Terps to an 18-1 record and undefeated mark in Big Ten play.

The WPLL’s 13 game inaugural season season starts on June 2nd with the New England Command taking on the New York Fight as part of the Impulse Lacrosse Tournament at Our Lady Good Counsel High School in Olney, MD at 12:30pm and the Baltimore Brave taking on the Philadelphia Fire at 4:00pm ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD. The first league championship will be held at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, MD.