Sixteen former Maryland players were selected in the inaugural Women's Professional Lacrosse League on Wednesday night. The Terps feature the most players in the league of any university. The WPLL consists of five teams: Baltimore Brave, New England Command, New York Fight, Philadelphia Fire and Upstate Pride. Defender Alice Mercer (2016) was Maryland's highest draft pick as she was taken third overall by New York. She will be joined on the Fight by defender Shanna Brady ('15), midfielder Taylor Cummings ('16), goalie Emily Kift ('17), midfielder Kelly McPartland ('15), defender Casey Pepperman ('15), midfielder Zoe Stukenberg ('17) and attacker Caroline Wannen ('17). Defender Nadine Hadnagy ('17) was the first selection of the second round by the Upstate Pride and will be teammates with Alex Aust ('13). Midfielder Bryn Boucher ('16), attacker Dana Dobbie ('08), midfielder Beth Glaros ('14) and attacker Brooke Griffin ('15) will compete for the Baltimore Brave. Defender Megan Douty ('15) is Maryland's sole representative on the New England Command while midfielder Katie Schwarzmann ('13) is the only Terp on the Philadelphia roster. The first season will open play in summer 2018. WPLL players will be in action during the Inaugural Weekend at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks on Sept. 30. Loyola Maryland: Three former Greyhounds were selected in the WPPL draft — defender Bailey Mathis ('17) and midfielder Taryn VanThof ('15) by the Command and goalkeeper Molly Wolf ('16) by the Pride. Loyola coach Jen Adams, a former Maryland star, will serve as the commissioner. Towson: Three former Tigers — attacker Samantha Brookhart ('17), defender Kelly McQuilkin ('17) and goalkeeper Kelsea Donnelly ('15) — were among the 20 players chosen for the Brave roster. Towson coach Sonia LaMonica, was named Baltimore's head coach. ET CETERA Former Coppin State coachjoins Towson women's staff Billie Wilson, a veteran coach with more than 20 years of experience in the region, has been named an assistant coach for the Towson women's basketball team, head coach Diane Richardson announced. Wilson returns to the area after spending last year as a volunteer assistant coach at Longwood,