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Women's Professional Lacrosse Lands in Chesterfield

Alex Aust, Lacrosse Player for Team Pride
Attackers, defenders and midfielders of four professional women's lacrosse teams will descend on the fields at River City Sportsplex Alex Aust

A women’s professional lacrosse league event featuring several Virginia players is landing in Chesterfield this weekend. It’ll be the first professional event held at River City Sportsplex. And as Ian Stewart reports it’s the first time a league match will be played in the state.


Fields usually reserved for weekend soccer matches will instead see the cleat marks of 40 lacrosse players all battling as part of a league series called Champions Cup.

“It’s really physical.”

That’s Sterling native Alex Aust. She plays the attacker position and is one of two captains for Team Pride. She has one hope for fans.

“To me I want them to see what I saw in it when I was 10-years old--a super fast sport. The fastest sport I’ve ever played.”

Aust is considered one of the top players in the WPLL, having won the NCAA Championships while attending the University of Maryland. And she also won the World Cup Championships with Team USA.

Friday night will see a matchup of team Fight versus team Brave while on Saturday, team Command will battle team Pride.

Admission is free but if you can’t get to the games, they will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Ian Stewart/WCVE News

Ian M. Stewart previously was the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.
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