The Baltimore Ride were a United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) professional women's field lacrosse team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They played in the UWLX since the 2016 season. In the 2016 season, the four teams in the UWLX played in a barnstorming format, with all four teams playing at a single venue.

Baltimore Ride
LeagueUnited Women's Lacrosse League
Based inBaltimore, Maryland
ColorsPurple, Black, Metallic Gold      
Head coachJen Adams
General managerKrystin Porcella
WebsiteBaltimore Ride

Franchise History


The Baltimore Ride was one of the original four teams of the United Women's Lacrosse League (MLL). UWLX was founded by Digit Murphy and Aronda Kirby in a strategic partnership with STX. [1] On February 23, 2016, Colleen Shearer was named as the first general manager in franchise history.[2] On March 17, 2016, Jen Adams was announced as the Ride's first head coach.[3]

The first game in franchise history took place on May 28, 2016 at Goodman Stadium at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Opposing the Long Island Storm, Baltimore lost by a 13–12 mark. The team's first-ever goal was scored by Beth Glaros, with Courtney Swan logging the assist. Glaros would finish the game with four goals to compile the first four-goal performance in franchise history.

In the Ride’s second game, a 17–16 loss to the Boston Storm, Alex Aust set a league record and team record for most goals in a game. She would score a hat trick in the first and second half of the game, logging six goals overall. [4]

Draft history


The following represented the Ride’s inaugural draft class. Of note, Katie Schwarzmann would be the first ever player selected in the history of the UWLX Draft, taken by the Ride with the top pick.[5] Later in the draft, Dana Dobbie would be the first Canadian-born player selected in draft history.

Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 Katie Schwarzmann Midfielder   United States Maryland
2 Alex Aust Attacker   United States Maryland
3 Kristen Carr Defender   United States North Carolina
4 Brooke Griffin Attacker   United States Maryland
5 Allyson Carey Midfielder   United States Vanderbilt
6 Morgan Stephens Defender   United States Virginia
7 Courtney Swan Attacker   United States Virginia
8 Dana Dobbie[6] Attacker   Canada Maryland
9 Beth Glaros Midfielder   United States Maryland
10 Sam Farrell Defender   United States Florida
11 Kitty Cullen Attack   United States Florida
12 Corinne Gandolfi-Unterstein Midfielder   United States Hofstra
13 Crysti Foote Attack   United States Notre Dame
14 Frankie Caridi Goalie   United States Stony Brook
15 Kerry Stoothoff Goalie   United States Loyola
16 Alyssa Fleming Defender   United States Stony Brook
17 Maddie Lesher Defender   United States Loyola
18 Amanda Johansen Midfielder   United States USC
19 Mallory Frysinger Defense   United States North Carolina
20 Erica Bodt Midfielder   United States Syracuse
21 Taylor Cummings Midfielder   United States Maryland


30 Kerry Stoothoff Goalie Blue Point, NY Loyola
4 Awehiyo Thomas Attack Siz Nations, Ont. Syracuse
19 Meg Bartley Attack Washington, DC Virginia Tech
20 Haley Warden Midfield Glen Mills, PA James Madison
13 Molly Hulseman Attack Fairfield, CT Loyola
27 Brittany Poist Defense Hampstead, MD Maryland
34 Michaela Duranti Midfield Farmingdale, NY Towson
15 Faye Brust Attack Bel Air, MD Louisville
33 Maggie Auslander Defense Cary, NC North Carolina
23 Taylor Virden Defense Ellicott City, MD Duke
10 Nicole Beatson Attack Skaneateles, NY Winthrop
32 Sam Maguire Midfield Bel Air, MD Stetson
5 Brittain Altomare Attack Wolfsville, MD Hofstra
21 Molly Cobb Midfield Towson, MD Notre Dame
2 Claudia Flister Defense Catonsville, MD Johns Hopkins
24 Kristine Loscalzo Attack Miller Place, NY Virginia Tech
26 Rachel Vallerelli Goalie Hartsdale, NY UMass
25 Allison LaBeau Attack Mountain Lakes, NJ Lehigh
22 Meghan Macera Midfield Westminster, MD Virginia Tech
29 Brittney Orashen Midfield Jacksonville Beach, FL Jacksonville
9 Nikki Boltja Attack Medina, OH Louisville
8 Erica Bodt Midfield Forest Hill, MD Syracuse
7 Emma Schait Midfield Seaford, NY Stony Brook

See also



  1. ^ "UWLX Draft Inaugural Season More". Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "UWLX Names 4 GMs For Inaugural Season". UWLX. 2016-02-23. Archived from the original on 2016-06-08. Retrieved 2016-05-26.
  3. ^ "United Women's Lacrosse Names Team Head Coaches". UWLX. 2016-03-17. Archived from the original on 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2016-05-26.
  4. ^ "Late Game-Winner by Kayla Treanor Leads Boston Storm Past Baltimore Ride". 2016-06-10. Archived from the original on 2016-06-16. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  5. ^ "United Women Lacrosse League Draft". 2016-04-14. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  6. ^ "Dobbie Selected By Baltimore Ride In Inaugural UWLX Draft". Loyola Greyhounds Athletics. 2016-04-13. Archived from the original on 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2016-04-29.