United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX)
3d Lacrosse Partners with United Women's Lacrosse League
3d Lacrosse has announced an agreement with the United Women’s Lacrosse League to take over all aspects of the four-team professional league’s operations in a move that will spawn new opportunities for women and girls lacrosse players nationwide.
Beginning immediately, 3d Lacrosse will assume management of the United Women’s Lacrosse League – also known as UWLX – including its field operations, scheduling, player relations, personnel, marketing and communications.
Drawing on the company’s experience in national and regional events, camps, showcases and lacrosse club operations around the country, 3d Lacrosse will look to increase operational efficiency for the league’s backend processes.
Utilizing 3d Lacrosse’s resources and its network of coaches and staff members nationwide, the partnership will aim to ultimately create a better experience for the league’s players and its fans. 3d will also leverage its relationships with its partners STX Lacrosse and Nike in growing the league’s presence and fan base.
2017-2018 Confirmed Staff
Baltimore Ride: Coach, Don Zimmerman; General Manager, Krystin Porcella; Assistant General Manager, Janine Tucker
Boston Sound: General Manager, Andrew Fink; Assistant General Manager, Chris Widelo
Long Island: Coach, Regy Thorpe; General Manager, Carol Raison-Rose; Assistant General Manager, Tracy Weiner
Philly Force: Coach, Mike Bedford
The UWLX will hold its Supplemental Draft on Sept 30 and Oct 1 and the College Draft in January of 2018, with additional details and the 2018 schedule to be announced in early September. Any athlete wishing to register for the Supplemental Draft is encouraged to reach out to Kristan Ash via email at [email protected] or register directly on the 3d Lacrosse website by September 29th.
General Manager & UWLX Board of Commissioners
Kristan Ash, a longtime coach from the Mid-Atlantic region, has been named the new General Manager of the four-team United Women’s Lacrosse League. The varsity coach at Riverside High School in Virginia and the state’s reigning 4A Coach of the Year, Ash will aim to lead the league into its third season with the new-look UWLX Board of Commissioners, which is made up of the following individuals:
Gary Gait – Arguably the greatest lacrosse player of all time, Gait is the women’s Head Coach at Syracuse University and considered one of the leading minds in the game. He spent multiple years coaching at Maryland before taking over the women’s staff at Syracuse, where he and his twin brother, Paul, were college stars before going on to illustrious professional careers. Gait has years of experience coaching men’s and women’s lacrosse, on the field and in the box.
Digit Murphy – Murphy co-founded the United Women’s Lacrosse League in 2016. A legendary college women’s hockey coach, she holds the NCAA record for all time wins. Murphy is currently the General Manager and Chief Coach of the Kunlun Red Star professional women’s ice hockey team in China. Additionally, Murphy is the Head Coach of the Chinese women’s national ice hockey team.
Carol Rainson-Rose – Rainson-Rose is the Chief Executive Officer of Long Island Elite and the founder and head coach of the Long Island Yellow Jackets lacrosse program. Rainson-Rose is the varsity girls coach at Northport High School on Long Island. Additionally, she is the General Manager of the UWLX’s Long Island Sound.
Regy Thorpe – Thorpe is the Associate Women’s Head Coach at Syracuse University and considered one of the top coaches in the men’s and women’s game. Thorpe has coached men’s and women’s lacrosse at all levels, most recently leading the Long Island Sound to the UWLX championship in the league’s second season. Thorpe, who has extensive experience coaching box and field lacrosse, was recently named 3d Lacrosse’s Chief Lacrosse Officer. In January of 2017, Thorpe was named the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Indoor Lacrosse team that will compete in the 2019 World Box Championship in British Columbia.
Greg Waldbaum – Waldbaum is the Chief Executive Officer of Denver-based 3d Lacrosse. Waldbaum helped found the company in 2009 and was named the company’s CEO in 2016. He was instrumental in forming the partnership between 3d Lacrosse and the UWLX in 2017. Waldbaum has served as the President and/or CEO of six operating companies over the past two decades, four of which he was an original founder. Waldbaum also serves on many boards and councils including the Children's Hospital Colorado Corporate Leadership Council and the Harlem Lacrosse New York Advisory Board.