May 8, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Virginia women’s lacrosse midfielder Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) was selected seventh overall in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) collegiate draft held on Monday night.

Behr was drafted by the New England Command in the inaugural collegiate draft for the WPLL. She is one of 25 players that were selected to join the WPLL for its inaugural season that begins on June 2.

A Tewaaraton Award nominee, Behr is tied for the team-lead with 50 goals this season. Behr was named first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference at the end of the regular season. She has scored multiple goals in 15 games with a hat trick in 11 of those contests. Behr has accumulated 33 ground balls, 62 draw controls and is second on the team with 24 caused turnovers. She has moved into seventh all-time at UVA with 147 career goals and is fifth with 148 career draw controls.

The WPLL’s 13 game inaugural season starts on June 2 with the New England Command taking on the New York Fight as part of the Impulse Lacrosse Tournament at Our Lady Good Counsel High School in Olney, MD at 12:30 p.m. and the Baltimore Brave taking on the Philadelphia Fire at 4:00 p.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD.

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