WPLL Cancels 2020 Season Due to COVID-19 Concerns


Pennington, N.J. — The Women’s Professional Lacrosse (WPLL) announced today that it will cancel its 2020 season, which was scheduled to begin on June 13 at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y.

“We will always put the health, safety, and well-being of our athletes, fans, partners and staff first,” WPLL CEO and founder Michele DeJuliis said. “A primary challenge we are facing, as a league, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the uncertainty of when the CDC, local governments and our host venues will allow for a full return to normalcy.

“While we are very disappointed, we remain hopeful for all that lies ahead. We made incredible progress during this offseason solidifying numerous multi-year partnerships that support our vision and passion for this league, and our dedication to driving women’s lacrosse forward at the professional level. Our focus will now turn towards ensuring an even bigger 2021 season. We look forward to staying in touch with our fans and partners via our social channels.”

The 2020 Women’s Professional Lacrosse League Draft has also been canceled. A “Disbursement Draft” will be hosted this fall, drafting graduated college seniors and players currently not rostered on the league’s four protected player rosters. The WPLL Futures Summit has been postponed to a future date, which shall be determined no later than June 1, 2020.

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