David Vatz of InsideLacrosse.com has an updated look at 10 candidates for Player of the Year this season in collegiate women's lacrosse. Checking in on the list is UMass' Katie Ferris who is also on the Tewaaraton Watch List this year.
10. Katie Ferris, UMass senior attack
UMass has started 5-0, helped by its senior captain. Ferris has amassed 11 goals and 14 assists with very accurate shooting and passing, with 24 of her 26 shots being on goal. Including a six-point performance against Holy Cross with two goals and four assists, Ferris has earned at least three points in all five of UMass's victories.
Sean Burns of Lacrosse Magazine has a weekly composite look at the NCAA women's lacrosse rankings. In his composite, he has UMass tied with Duke with an average ranking of 9.75 between four different polling sources.
In its new weekly ranking section, Lacrosse Magazine has the UMass women's lacrosse team as the biggest mover among team's in its top 20 list. The Minutewomen moved from No. 15 in last week's poll to No. 9 in this week's edition.
Massachusetts (+6): Still unbeaten after beating Boston University and Iona this week, the only thing holding the Minutewmen back is the lack of a defining win over a top team. There's a good chance they'll be able to win out leading up to a March 25th date against Northwestern, and if that't the case, that'll be a big one.
Behind four goals from Erika Eipp and three from Sam Rush, the No. 10 UMass women's lacrosse team was able to hold off long-time Commonwealth rival Boston University, 11-8, on Wednesday afternoon at McGuirk Stadium. The win improves UMass to 4-0 this season.
After the win over Holy Cross last Wednesday, the UMass women's lacrosse team remains at No. 11 in this week's IWLCA Coaches Poll.
UMass moved up to No. 10 in the InsideLacrosse.com Brine Media Poll on Monday as well.
In the new Lacrosse Magazine Poll, UMass remained at No. 15 on Monday.
This marks the 36th consecutive week that the women's lacrosse team has ranked among the nation's Top 20 in the coaches and media polls.
The Minutewomen will return to action this Wednesday to host Boston University at McGuirk Stadium. UMass has won 27 consecutive home games at McGuirk which is the 3rd longest home win streak in NCAA history.
The UMass women's lacrosse team moved up one spot to No. 10 nationally in this week's Brine Media Poll on InsideLacrosse.com. The Minutewomen are now 3-0 on the season and will host Boston University on Wednesday.
In her weekly column on InsideLacrosse.com, Halley Quillinan makes mention of UMass and the Minutewomen's win at UConn last weekend.
What Happened: UMass prevailed over Connecticut, 7-5, in a defensive battle in Storrs, as the Minutewomen (2-0) handed UConn (0-1) its first loss of the season.
Takeaway: The Katie Ferris vs. Lauren Kahn battle did not disappoint. While the pair of All-Americans didn't necessarily go toe-to-toe against each other in this cold, wintery UConn season opener, it was definitely the theme of the afternoon in Storrs. The UMass scoring sensation finished with four points, as she assisted two goals and scored two others to lead the Minutewomen to their second consecutive win of the year. For UConn, it was reining Big East Midfielder of The Year who nearly single-handedly, won it for Huskies. Kahn notched a game-high four goals on the afternoon --all of which came in the second half. As the season progresses, I expect both of these names to be thrown into the Player of The Year mix, despite the "non-traditional" top 5 teams they play for.
Despite moving the game from Tuesday to Wednesday due to a snow storm, the Minutewomen's game against Holy Cross yesterday was delayed an hour due to a heavy band of snow that swept through the region. That didn't hamper the UMass women's lacrosse team though as it defeated Holy Cross 12-6 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Two weeks into the start of the 2014 women's lacrosse season and national publications are beginning to keep tabs on potential player of the year candidates. UMass senior attack Katie Ferris is mentioned in today's story on InsideLacrosse.com as one of 10 candidates they are looking at.
9. Katie Ferris, UMass senior attack UMass is off to a nice start with road victories over Vanderbilt and UConn, and the Third-Team All-American from last season already has amassed a team-high six goals and six assists. She scored eight points in the win over Vanderbilt, including six in the second half, also scooping three ground balls in that game.
A big first half lead gave the No. 12 UMass women's lacrosse team cushion to survive a second half run by UConn on Saturday afternoon in Storrs. Ellie Bullitt's goal late in the second half gave the Minutewomen a two-goal cushion to take a 7-5 win.
The Daily Collegian, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and Lacrosse Magazine all have coverage of the season-opening win at Vanderbilt for the No. 13 UMass women's lacrosse team. Senior attack Katie Ferris broke the program's career goals-scored record with four in the game giving her 171 for her career.
As part of its preseason build-up, Lacrosse Magazine is releasing it's preseason Top 20 poll team-by-team. Last week, it ranked the UMass women's lacrosse team as No. 16 to start 2014. UMass is looking for its sixth consecutive A-10 title and another trip to the NCAA Tournament.
A early start and a balanced attack led the way as the UMass women's lacrosse team improved to 3-0 on Saturday with a 20-7 win over Marist. The Minutewomen will return to action on Wednesday against longtime New England rival New Hampshire.
The UMass Women's Lacross team was featured on the latest episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" when the hosts of the show took to the streets to promote "Stand Together," an anti-bullying campaign. The team made a the pledge and is featured at the 32:20- 32:30 mark.
Extreme Makeover Home Edition featuring UMass Women's Lacrosse: Walker Family
There were about two dozen University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse players on the field at McGuirk Alumni Stadium yesterday afternoon - clad in all of the typical attire they would wear to a pre-season practice. They had all of their usual playing equipment with them, too - and they jockeyed their lacrosse balls back and forth and maneuvered around the field.
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But for a few moments at yesterday's practice, members of the squad took respite to help deliver a unified message: bullying needs to stop.
They, along with other students and athletes at UMass, participated yesterday in a campaign put together by the ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" that strives to curb bullying. The show, which travels around the country to build new homes in a week for families with compelling stories, is in the greater Pioneer Valley area this week to build a home for the family of Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, an 11-year-old Springfield boy who hanged himself in 2009 after enduring severe bullying.
Happy belated birthday wishes to Ali Houlis of women's lacrosse and football's Igor Garcia! The two celebrated their birthday on August 4. Happy belated birthday to K.R. Jurgelevich of men's lacrosse who celebrated his birthday on August 5! Happy belated birthday to Michael McDonough of men's track! Michael celebrated his birthday on August 6. Happy belated birthday to football's Ryan Carter and field hockey's Nicole Cordero! Both, Ryan and Nicole celebrated their birthday on August 7.
Happy belated birthday to Bryson Craft of men's lacrosse, Tanner Guarino of women's lacrosse, and Shiyi Zan of women's cross country/track who all celebrated their birthday on July 21. Happy belated birthday to Jesse O'Donnell of women's lacrosse and Jenna Goodwinn of women's soccer, the two celebrated their birthday on July 22. Finally, happy belated birthday to Matthew Palasek of men's lacrosse and Jennifer Harkey of women's cross country/track who celebrated their birthday July 25.
Incoming women's lacrosse freshman Morgan Walker of Glastonbury High School was tabbed The Courant's Player of the Year over the weekend.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: After back-to-back losses in the semifinals the last two seasons, she helped lead Glastonbury (15-5) to the first state championship appearance in program history. The Tomahawks came up short to Greenwich, 12-10, in the Division L final. ... A tri-captain, she played all 20 games with 28 goals and 24 assists. Averaged 1.4 goals per game and 2.6 points per game. ... Scored three or more goals in a game five times. ... Had eight goals and one assist during Glastonbury's tournament run to the championship. ... A U.S. Lacrosse High School All American and All-CCC North selection. ... Four year letter-winner and three-year starter.
WALKER SAID: "I just try to play the game like I know how to play it and practicing and working hard has always paid off for me. Stats are not on my priority list. I don't even know how many goals I had this year. I think being a leader on the team is just as important. Ever since we made to the semifinals as sophomores we wanted to make it the finals, so [this season] had been in the works for a while. ... My size [5 feet 2] has always been a thing; people have always said she is so small. But all the coaches I have talked to always said 'you've always made yourself big.'"
Incoming women's lacrosse goalie Rachel Vallarelli has been named to the U.S. Lacrosse 2011 All-American Showcase which will take place at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resorts from July 17-22.
Vallarelli will be a freshman next season for the three-time defending Atlantic 10 Champion UMass women's lacrosse team. A native of Hartsdale, N.Y., Vallarelli has been a standout goalie at the School of the Holy Child and has also been a member of the U.S. Under-19 National Team. Heading into last season, she was listed among the ESPN RISE Top-10 Goalies.
"Nearly 200 of the nation's top boys' and girls' high school lacrosse players have been selected by US Lacrosse to compete in the 2011 Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event. The showcases will be held as part of the ESPN RISE Games July 17-22 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resorts in suburban Orlando, Fla.
The girls' event features an opening ceremony Saturday, July 16 with a four-team round robin starting July 17. Eighty players from 25 states have been selected to four teams that will compete in three pool-play games before championship and consolation games on Tuesday, July 19. The girls' championship game will stream live at 2 p.m. ET July 19 on www.espn3.com.
Eight players in the girls' showcase are members of the U.S. under-19 women's national training team. The U.S. team will travel to Hannover, Germany, Aug. 3-13, to defend the world title at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 Women's World Championships."
After one of the most successful season's in the past 25 years, the UMass women's lacrosse team closed out 2011 with a No. 14 national ranking. The Minutewomen were ranked throughout the bulk of the year including a season's best No. 11 ranking on April 4. The Minutewomen finished the season with a 17-3 overall record, were a perfect 7-0 in the Atlantic 10, won their third straight Atlantic 10 Tournament title and made their second appearance in the NCAA Tournament in the last three years. Click here to view the entire deBeer Women's Media Poll - 06/03/2011.
With the 2011 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Season officially in the books, here is a statistical look at some of the accomplishments from the historic year that was for the UMass Minutewomen.
UMass' 17 wins this year were the fourth most of any team during 2011 in the entire country. Only Northwestern (21), Maryland (21), Albany (18) had more. Loyola tied UMass with 17. UMass' three losses came to the NCAA National Champion (Northwestern) and to a pair of Elite Eight teams (Albany, Loyola).
UMass finished the year ranked in the top 10 of every team statistic: Points (7th), Scoring Offense (5th), Scoring Defense (10th), Scoring Margin (4th), Win Percentage (4th), Caused Turnovers (8th), Draw Controls (7th), and Ground Balls (9th).
Coming off being named to three different All-America teams, UMass women's lacrosse senior Jackie Lyons was spotlighted in the North Shore Sun. The Long Island native leaves UMass as the all-time leader in career points, games played, and games started.
That would make the Wolverines the first BCS-playing football school since Notre Dame in 1981 to add the sport.
Michigan is expected to add men's lacrosse as soon as 2012 with the women's team coming on board the following year. No word on what conference the women would play in, but the men's team is expected to join the ECAC.
UMass women's lacrosse assistant coach Sarah Albrecht will be inducted into the Thayer Academy 2011 Hall of Fame tonight beginning at 7 PM with a Reunion Weekend Reception. The native of Braintree, Mass., graduated from Thayer in 2001 before moving on to become one of the all-time great players at Northwestern. In 2005 and 2006, Albrecht was a key member of the Wildcats' two NCAA National Titles. Albrecht is also a member of the U.S. National Team helping the Stars & Stripes to the 2009 FIL World Cup Championship.
Albrecht is currently in her second stint as a member of the UMass coaching staff. This past season she helped the Minutewomen to their third consecutive Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship and their second NCAA Tournament berth in the last three years.
The No. 13 UMass women's lacrosse team fell 14-7 on Saturday afternoon at No. 5 and sixth-seeded Loyola on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA First Round. Haley Smith led UMass with a pair of goals, while Katie Florence made nine saves in goal. Meg Decker led all players with five goals as the Greyhounds will head to North Carolina next Saturday.
The Minutewomen finished the season 17-3 overall - the second most wins in program history.
LaxMagazine.com and InsideLacrosse.com each have previews of all the NCAA Tournament action which starts today.
The Minutewomen held off MAAC champion Canisius, 16-8, in the play-in game and advanced to face the Greyhounds in Baltimore. UMass is 10-0 on the road. Expect a tough matchup between A10 Defensive Player of the Year Katie Florence and Big East Player of the Year Grace Gavin, who is third in the nation with 88 points and Loyola's career points leader with 224.
Loyola went undefeated through their non-conference schedule but fell twice during BIG EAST play to Georgetown and Syracuse. The veteran lineup rallied back in the BIG EAST Tournament, defeating Syracuse and Notre Dame en route to the program's first BIG EAST Title. Led by Grace Gavin (66g, 22a), this is the first trip to the NCAA Tournament for this talented senior class. UMASS (17-2) has only fallen twice this season, as well (Northwestern & Albany). Led by Jackie Lyons (40, 32a), UMASS will head into this game looking to upset the Greyhounds en route to their first quarterfinal appearance since 1984.
AMHERST - Two years ago, the University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse team was just happy to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament. Despite their eventual drubbing by top-seed Northwestern, the appearance represented a huge step for the Minutewomen, which hadn't earned a spot in the field since 1984.
UMass is happy to be back in the field this year after falling in the play-in game in 2010. Despite being an underdog to No. 6-seed Loyola in Baltimore on Saturday, the Minutewomen (17-2) will be disappointed if their stay lasts just one game.
"We've come a long way since (2009). We were a really young team my freshman year. We've really grown since then," junior goalie Katie Florence said. "I want to win so bad. Making it to the first round was a big accomplishment my freshman year, but I think we're a better team and we have the potential to make it further. We have a chance to advance and achieve more than just the bid to the tournament."
As the team gathered for the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament Selection Show on Sunday night at head coach Angela McMahon's home, the tension in the room became increasingly palpable as the Minutewomen waited to see their name on the bracket. When UMass saw that it would be playing sixth-seed and Big East Champion Loyola, cheers erupted.
The Minutewomen, three-time defending Atlantic 10 Champions, will being making its 2nd NCAA Tournament in the last three years and the fifth overall in program history. UMass is riding a 10-game win streak and is 10-0 on the road this season.
Here is the coverage from last night's selection and other tournament related news.
Following yesterday's conference championship games and the two NCAA Play-In Games, the UMass women's lacrosse team jumped to No. 10 in the LaxPower.com RPI. While not the official RPI used in the NCAA selection process, the LaxPower.com RPI is generally very close to the NCAA RPI list. That value could fluctuate as the Ivy League Championship game will be played today at 1 PM between Princeton and Harvard.
The NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament Selection Show will air tonight at 7:30 PM. It will be available online only through www.NCAA.com. For a complete listing and more information, visit the NCAA Spring Championships Selections Page.
Sparked by a second half offensive surge, the No. 16 UMass women's lacrosse team pushed past Canisius on Saturday to earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Minutewomen won the NCAA Play-In Game thanks to five points (3 goals, 2 assists) from both Jackie Lyons and Katie Ferris. Ferris now holds the all-time UMass single-season goal record with 55 as the win was UMass' 10th straight.
Finally, here is a look at the newest NCAA RPI listings which came out Thursday. UMass was ranked No. 12 after being ranked No. 17 the previous week. UMass' play-in game opponent Canisius is ranked No. 24.
UMass is also ranked No. 16 in the deBeer Media Poll and No. 20 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll.
It's May Madness for local college lacrosse teams with conference titles and potential NCAA playoff berths at stake on home turf.
Both the men's and women's teams at the University of Massachusetts and Western New England College along with the men's team at Springfield College highlight a Saturday slate that is composed of arguably the largest number of championship-type lacrosse matches ever to be played by Western Massachusetts college teams at home on the same day.
In addition to the Saturday night Colonial Athletic Association men's title showdown between UMass and Delaware at Garber Field at 7, the UMass women, already Atlantic 10 champions, have a 1 p.m. NCAA play-in contest with Canisius at McGurk Stadium. In both contests, a UMass victory results in a berth in the NCAA tournament.
The UMass women's lacrosse team is a mosaic that keeps adding more pieces.
The 16th-ranked Minutewomen (16-2), who demolished Richmond, 16-12, to capture their third straight Atlantic 10 tournament championship, next hosts Canisius in an NCAA play-in game tomorrow (1 p.m.) at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst.
Last week, junior attack Jesse O'Donnell earned MVP honors of the A-10 tournament after scoring five goals against the Spiders. UMass senior attack Jackie Lyons added a pair of goals and became the school's career scoring leader with 220 points. Freshman attack Katie Ferris chipped in three goals and tied the UMass single-season goals mark of 52.
You can say that Katie Florence has lacrosse in her blood, but she also has it deep in her heart and soul. That love for the game has driven her progression to become one of the best goalies in college lacrosse this season.
Now in her junior year at UMass, Florence grew up surrounded by the game. Her father, John, was a long-stick defenseman for Denison University in Ohio and her uncle Tom was a star goalie for Penn State. Florence's earliest memories include her father playing in multiple tournaments at Lake Placid and Vail. She also recalls the constant presence of his lacrosse sticks lying around the house.
The Norfolk, Mass., native first picked up the game when she was 11. Within a few years, she discovered that her true home on the field was between the pipes.
No. 16 UMass will host Canisius on Saturday at 1 PM and Navy will host Quinnipiac at Noon in the two NCAA Tournament Play-In Games as the 2011 NCAA Tournament Field begins to take shape. The winners of both play-in games will be automatically qualified for the Field of 16. The NCAA Selection Show will be Sunday night at 7:30 PM and will be streamed live on www.NCAA.com.
On May 3, we wish Happy Birthday to two-sport athlete Travis Tripucka, who plays defense for the lacrosse team and serves as long snapper for the football team. Also women's lacrosse player Paige Morelli celebrates today.
A record-setting weekend came to a close yesterday with the No. 14 UMass women's lacrosse team earning its third consecutive Atlantic 10 Women's Lacrosse Championship Tournament title with a 16-12 win over Richmond. Jesse O'Donnell was named Tournament MVP after tying her career-high with five goals (eight for the weekend), while Jackie Lyons broke the UMass record for career points with two goals giving her 220 career points. Rookie Katie Ferris tied the school's single-season goals record of 52 as the high-octane Minutewomen racked up 32 goals to set a new league record for a tournament weekend.
UMass will host Canisius on Saturday at McGuirk Stadium (1 PM) for the NCAA Play-In Game.
Ali Houlis of the University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse team wears a red headband that holds a lifetime's worth of tragedy, awareness, and hope.
It never fades in the wash, it never comes untied. It's the only one she ever bought in a store, the others she had always made, patched them together, but they always faded in the wash, and became untied in the rain.
It's a good luck piece now, one that has worked fabulously all the way through the Minutewomen's 7-0 undefeated mark in Atlantic-10 play and 14-2 overall record this season. But only half of the red headband is being worn.
Jackie Lyons scored seven points on four goals and three assists as the No. 14 UMass women's lacrosse team cruised past Duquesne in the Atlantic 10 Semifinal on Friday afternoon. The win gives the Minutewomen a spot in their fourth consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship game on Sunday where UMass will be going for its third straight league tournament championship. UMass will face No. 2 seed Richmond at 1 PM at Geasey Field. The game will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network with Jason Knapp and Sheehan Burke on the call.
t the outset of the 2011 season, senior attacker Jackie Lyons sat in her bedroom and looked at the UMass schedule. Lyons had accomplished a lot in her first three season, including 2010 A-10 Attacker of the Year honors, but staring at the schedule and ruminating about her senior season, she decided she wanted to do more.
So she wrote down a lacrosse "bucket list," a list of things she wanted to do before she graduated. The list is seven items long; thus far in the season, Lyons has achieved four out of four of those goals and has lad the Minutewomen to a 14-2 overall record. Today UMass is headed toward No. 5, an A-10 championship in Friday's game versus Duquesne at Temple University. Here's a look at Lyons' list.
The 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament gets underway this afternoon at 1 PM as the No. 2 seed Richmond takes on host and No. 3 seed Temple in Philadelphia. The top-seeded and 14th-ranked Minutewomen will take on No. 4 seed Duquesne at 3:30 PM. The winners will meet on Sunday in the Championship game which will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network at 1 PM.
The Daily Collegian previews today's match-up and also looks at some of UMass' top award-winners as announced by the Atlantic 10 yesterday.
The University of Massachusetts highlights this year's awards, as voted on by the league's head coaches, claiming four of the five individual accolades including Jackie Lyons as Offensive Player of the Year, Katie Florence as the league's Defensive Player of the Year and Katie Ferris as the A-10 Rookie of the Year, while Angela McMahon garnered Coach of the Year honors. Richmond's Mary Flowers earned Midfielder of the Year accolades.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette and Daily Collegian have their recaps on the UMass women's lacrosse 18-4 win at Saint Joseph's on Saturday. On Monday, the official Atlantic 10 Tournament brackets will be released along with ticket information.
The No. 15 UMass women's lacrosse team capped a dominating week of Atlantic 10 play on Sunday with a 14-4 win over Richmond to claim the league's regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the A-10 Championship Tournament which will be held in two weeks. Richmond entered the game with UMass tied for first in the league standings and was previously unbeaten in conference play.
Jackie Lyons scored her 200th career point at UMass as the No. 15 women's lacrosse team dominated George Washington 21-6 on Friday afternoon at McGuirk Stadium. The win sets up Sunday's match-up against Richmond that will determine the Atlantic 10's No. 1 seed in the upcoming tournament as well as the 2011 Regular-Season Champion.
To say this is a big weekend for the women's lacrosse team is a bit of an understatement. Friday afternoon, the No. 15 Minutewomen host George Washington which is tied for 3rd in the league standings. On Sunday, UMass will host Richmond in a re-match of last season's A-10 Championship Title Game. UMass and Richmond are both also tied for first in the league standings at 4-0 so potentially, the meeting could determine the league's regular-season champion and the tournament's No. 1 seed. And it's Senior Day on Sunday for one of the top classes in program history.
With all that said, here are some game previews from the Daily Collegian:
Senior Jackie Lyons and the No. 11 Massachusetts women's lacrosse team are wading through their conference schedule behind the success of their offense.
Lyons, the reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, is used to being the catalyst for the UMass (11-2, 4-0) offense with her goal-scoring. With a core of adept upperclassmen and a set of emerging newcomers taking up the scoring load, Lyons has played more of a facilitating role this season, and it is working out in the Minutewomen's favor.
"Even last year, we had maybe four or five [scorers], but now we have all seven people," said Lyons after a recent win against Duquesne. "We have people coming off the bench who can score, and it's great because it's hard for teams to stop us when everybody's a threat."
The No. 11 UMass women's lacrosse team improved to 6-0 on the road with Sunday's 16-10 win at St. Bonaventure on Sunday. The win also keeps the Minutewomen in a tie with Richmond for first place in the Atlantic 10 standings with a 4-0 league record.
In its midseason report, InsideLacrosse.com takes a look at the top-10 freshmen in the country listing UMass' Katie Ferris as No. 1 overall. She added five more points (4g, 1a) yesterday giving her a team best 34 goals and 42 points.
1. Katie Ferris- Massachusetts- Attack
The Carthage, NY native has hit the ground running in Amherst. She's tied for first on the team in points (37) and boasts a team-high 30 goals. The finisher also leads the team in game-winning goals in 2011. She's picked up 11 ground balls and has caused 7 turnovers.
The No. 11 UMass women's lacrosse team won draw controls early and often in a 13-6 win over Duquesne on Friday afternoon to improve to 10-2 overall and 3-0 in the Atlantic 10. Katie Ferris had four goals, while Jackie Lyons notched three moving into third all-time in career goals at UMass. The Minutewomen will face St. Bonaventure on Sunday (Noon) at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y.
Senior Cerie Mosgrove of the women's basketball team and senior Sean Busch of the men's track & field squad have been named the 2011 UMass Winter Scholar-Athletes. The duo will be honored at the UMass Sports Luncheon today, Apr. 6, at Room 1009 of the Campus Center at 12:15 p.m.
Also, the UMass Athletes of the Week will be recognized: Sara Plourde of the softball team, who was also named the National Player of the Week and Katie Ferris of the women's lacrosse squad, who tallied 12 points in two wins for No. 11 UMass.
The UMass women's lacrosse team jumped two spots to a tie for 11th in the InsideLacrosse.com/deBeer Media poll. The Minutewomen are tied with Princeton after wins against Temple and at La Salle over the week.
UMass will next host Duquesne on Friday (1 PM) before heading to St. Bonaventure on Sunday.
After winning at Marist 23-7 last Tuesday and then falling to No. 2 Northwestern 17-7 on Saturday, the UMass women's lacrosse team drops one spot to No. 13 this week in the InsideLacrosse.com/deBeer Media Poll. UMass has now been ranked for five straight weeks - the longest in program history.
The No. 12 UMass women's lacrosse team dropped a 17-7 decision to No. 2 Northwestern on Saturday night in front of 1,013 fans under the lights of McGuirk Stadium. The Minutewomen fall to 7-2 on the year and will begin Atlantic 10 play this weekend hosting Temple on Friday before heading to La Salle on Sunday. Here are the recaps of Saturday night's loss.
The No. 12 UMass women's lacrosse team scored its most goals for a single game in nearly 31 years as the Minutewomen dominated Marist 23-7 on Tuesday afternoon. UMass will host No. 2 Northwestern on Saturday night (7 PM) at McGuirk Stadium.
The No. 12 UMass women's lacrosse team will face Marist this afternoon at 4 PM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Minutewomen are looking to bounce back after a 10-8 loss to then No. 15 Albany last Saturday. Marist is the defending MAAC Champion and played in the NCAA Tournament last season falling to Maryland in the first round. The Daily Collegian previews the game.
In the March 21 edition of the InsideLacrosse.com/deBeer Media Poll, the UMass women's lacrosse team continued to hold onto a No. 12 national ranking. The Minutewomen will head to Marist tomorrow at 4 PM before hosting No. 2 Northwestern on Saturday (7 PM) under the lights at McGuirk Stadium. Albany, who defeated UMass on Saturday, jumped four spots to No. 11 in the poll.
Dick Baker of the Springfield Republican led off his college notebook on Saturday with the UMass women's lacrosse team looking to stay unbeaten as the Minutewomen host Stony Brook today at Garber Field (1 PM).
The UMass women's lacrosse team returns to action on Saturday at Garber Field against Stony Brook after a 10-day rest. The Minutewomen jumped to 18th in the insidelacrosse.com/deBeer Media Poll on Monday and earned a No. 20 ranking in the IWLCA coaches poll on Tuesday. Katie Ferris earned her 2nd straight Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honor, while Katie Florence was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week. With all that, the Minutewomen are going for win No. 6 of the year as the Seawolves come to town. The Daily Collegian has the preview of the game along with a sidebar on Ferris.
UMass is one of nine schools in the nation to have ranked men's and women's lacrosse teams this week. The UMass men are No. 9 in both the USILA Coaches Poll and Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. The women are No. 19 in the deBeer Women's Media Poll.
The other schools to have ranked teams in both polls (using the USILA for the men) are
The Daily Collegian takes a look at the UMass women's lacrosse team's upcoming game at Siena. The Minutewomen improved to 3-0 on the season as Katie Ferris scored with 5 seconds left on Wednesday to give UMass a 13-12 win at No. 18 Boston University.