Mathis, VanThof, Wolf, Dobbie Selected In Inaugural WPLL Draft
The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League drafted three former Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse players, in addition to assistant coach Dana Dobbie, in the League’s inaugural draft hosted by League Commissioner and Greyhounds head coach Jen Adams Wednesday night.
Defender Bailey Mathis ’17 and midfielder Taryn VanThof ’15 were added to the New England Command roster, while their former teammate, goalkeeper Molly Wolf ’16, was picked up by Upstate Pride. Dobbie will play for the Baltimore Brave.
Mathis, a regional All-American, was a four-year starter and the Greyhounds’ top match-up defender. Playing in all 82 games throughout her career, she finished with 55 ground balls, 62 draw controls and 45 caused turnovers. She was named the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s lacrosse in 2017, and concluded her career as a three-time All-Patriot League honoree, including picking up a pair of first-team accolades, and a three-time Patriot League All-Academic Team member.
VanThof graduated as one of the most decorated midfielders to ever wear a Loyola uniform. A three-time IWLCA All-American and member of the US National Team, VanThof rewrote the program's draw controls records, graduating as the single game (15), season (122) and career (318) record holder. The three-time all-conference selection helped the Greyhounds to three conference championships and to the NCAA Tournament each of her seasons at Loyola. The Livonia, New York, native concluded her career with 108 goals, 52 assists, 160 points and 127 ground balls.
Wolf, an All-America goalkeeper for Loyola, logged more minutes between the pipes than any other Greyhound in program history. She concluded her career with 23 double-digit save games and 603 saves to become just the fourth goalkeeper to reach at least 600 saves and the first since Tricia Dabrowski did so from 1999-2002. Wolf also ranked ninth at Loyola with 155 career ground balls and seventh with an 8.72 career goals-against average.
Dobbie, a Tewaaraton Award finalist and two-time All-American at Maryland and Team Canada’s most decorated player, is in her 10th year as an assistant coach at Loyola. With Dobbie on the sidelines, the Greyhounds have won 121 games, including 61 of 72 in league play, captured five conference titles and advanced to six NCAA Tournaments.