What’s next for the champion Pali Blues?
Five members of the team representing Pacific Palisades that won the D-League championship by completing an undefeated season have been selected to showcase their skills for a new women’s professional league.
It is expected that the majority of players who’ll be drafted and signed by the new league will come from the D-League.
The first 20 players of a group that will swell to more than 100 have been named to participate in the event in Tampa Sept. 4-7.
The Blues’ participants will be Sasha Andrews, Kendall Fletcher, Kara Kabellis, Jill Oakes and Kandace Wilson.
With the recent 2-1 victory in the title game over FC Indiana, Andrews played on a D-League championship team for the third time. The first two times she was with New Jersey.
It was the second championship for Coach Charlie Naimo and also for Fletcher.