2016 NPGL All-GRID Team

Bjork Odinsdottir named to the 2016 NPGL All-GRID team
September 7, 2016: Phoenix Rise take on the Boston Iron at the Utah Valley Convention Center. Copyright Melissa Majchrzak

It’s been a week since the Phoenix Rise were crowned the 2016 NPGL champions. Now that the dust has settled and Provo, Utah, has quieted down a little bit, it’s time to announce the 2016 NPGL All-GRID Teams.

The All-GRID team consists of a body-weight specialist, generalist and closer for both male and female athletes. Two male and female reserves were also named to the teams.

The DC Brawlers had five¬†athletes named to the 1st or 2nd All-GRID team while the Phoenix Rise came in with four. Interestingly, Phoenix’s Blaine McConnell who was named League MVP did not make the All-GRID team.

Position 1st Team 2nd Team
Body-Weight Specialist (Male) Ryan Elrod
DC Brawlers
Eric Cardona
San Francisco Fire
Body-Weight Specialist (Female) Alyssa Ritchey
DC Brawlers
Bjork Odinsdottir
Phoenix Rise
Generalist (Male) Marcus Filly
Phoenix Rise
Tola Morakinyo
Boston Iron
Generalist (Female) Jessa Lemoine
Boston Iron
Jessica Rhaly
DC Brawlers
Closer (Male) Danny Nichols
Phoenix Rise
Nick Bloch
New York Rhinos
Closer (Female) Jessica Phillips
Phoenix Rise
Taylar Stallings
DC Brawlers
Reserves (Male) Nick DelGrande
DC Brawlers
Louis Arnold
LA Reign
Reserves (Female) Jaime Gold
Boston Iron
Christen Wagner
Baltimore Anthem