Ohlmiller has been a part of the programme for a while and was on the final training team in 2017, but this is her first year on a U.S. championship team.
During her three years as an All-American at Stony Brook, she amassed 498 points and 246 assists, making her the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer. During the 2021 professional season, she scored 31 goals, putting her in second place in Athletes Unlimited.
Megan Whittle joined the Dartmouth coaching staff as an assistant in the summer of 2018, making this year her first with the Big Green.
In 2018, Whittle, a graduate of the University of Maryland, capped one of the most remarkable careers in the history of women’s collegiate lacrosse. The native of Glenwood, Maryland, has racked up an impressive list of individual honours, surpassing what many Division I schools have accomplished as a whole.
Whittle graduated as Maryland’s all-time leading scorer and the NCAA’s second-leading scorer all-time (298 total goals). She has been named to the All-American team three times, and as a freshman in 2015 and a junior in 2017, she was a key contributor to her team’s national championship wins.
As a senior, Whittle was the team captain and set new personal bests in goals (84) and points (99) en route to leading the Terps back to the Final Four for the fourth time in her career. She scored almost 300 goals and 339 points over the course of four years, putting her near the top of the NCAA’s all-time list in both categories.
Maryland finished her career with an 86-4 record, including four Big Ten regular season titles and three conference tournament crowns. She was an all-conference performer all four years she spent at College Park, and she was named Big Ten Attacker of the Year twice (2016, 2018).
Whittle has also competed internationally, representing England since 2016, culminating in a bronze medal performance at the 2017 World Cup.
The long wait for Courtney Murphy’s return was well worth it. Murphy, a native of Shirley, New York, had high hopes for the 2017 season after setting a new NCAA record with 100 goals in 2016. Unfortunately, she was sidelined after only four games due to an injury. After taking a year off to focus on her studies, Murphy is now the team’s leading scorer for Stony Brook (77). The redshirt senior has been one of the top performers in the country this year, and her five-goal performance against Cornell put her in the record books as the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer (323). Murphy is a proven scorer who is not afraid to take a shot from behind the arc; he is the type of player your offence should be built around and would do well in the WPLL.
But to hear her play, you’d never guess. McCool, who was still a student at the time, looked completely at ease in the red, white, and blue of the United States national team, helping them to a fifth-place finish with 12 goals at the World Cup in England. She then went on to The World Games in Poland, where she scored six points and placed fifth on the team.
After graduating from UNC, McCool was recognised as one of the best players in programme history. She was the only player in school history to be named to the first-team All-American three times and a finalist for the Tewaaraton twice. She was an all-around force on the field, finishing with 246 points, 146 ground balls, 81 caused turnovers, and 295 draw controls.
Collins, a talented scorer from Clarksville, Maryland, has made a name for himself at the Navy. As a result of working with New England Command teammates Gabby Capuzzi and Aly Messinger, Collins has developed into a top scorer in the WPLL. Collins was a two-time Patriot League Midfielder of the Year and a four-time First Team All-Patriot League selection who helped lead Navy to the 2017 NCAA Final Four. Collins just scored her 200th career goal, putting her in a prime position to retire as the Navy’s all-time leader in that category. Collins isn’t just a dangerous offensive player; he’s also a rock-solid defender who has led his team in both caused turnovers and ground balls in the past.
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