LAX: Ronbeck, Pirreca selected in WPLL Draft

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The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League held it’s annual Spring Draft for college seniors.

Among the 25 total picks, a pair of Gators were selected. Attacker Lindsey Ronbeck was taken no. 10 overall by the New York Fight while midfielder Sydney Pirreca was drafted just five picks later at no. 15 by the Upstate Pride.

Ronbeck has recorded 287 points in her career, including 221 goals. She will join three former Gators (Lauren Lea, Caroline Fitzgerald, and Nicole Graziano) with the Pride.

Pirreca has amassed 184 points, including 136 goals. A terrific two-way player she has recovered 95 ground balls and caused 34 turnovers. Sydney joins her sister a Pride team that includes her sister, Shayna as well as former Gator Mollie Stevens, and UF assistant coach Nadine Hadnagy.

The WPLL begins play on June 2 and has a television deal with ESPN to air select regular season games as well as the Championship contest.

In the meantime, the Gators will battle with Cincinnati on Saturday in a match that will determine the American Conference regular season title.

Both Ronbeck and Pirreca will be among the seniors that are honored before the game.


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