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Following one of its most successful seasons in program history, the UMass women's lacrosse team placed four players on the IWLCA All-Northeast Region First and Second Teams as announced by the organization on Wednesday night.
Jackie Lyons and Ali Houlis were both named to the first team and are now eligible to be named to the IWLCA All-American Teams which will be announced Monday, May 30.
Katie Ferris and Katie Florence were both named to the all-region second team.
Lyons was also named Wednesday to the WomensLax.com All-America Team.
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.
BALTIMORE -- Former Carthage standout Katie Ferris and the University of Massachusetts take on Loyola in an NCAA Division I first-round women's lacrosse matchup today at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Ferris holds the single-season goal records for UMass with 55, set last weekend. She needs four more points to tie the school record for points in a single season. Ferris has 70 points so far.
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.
Daily Hampshire Gazette: Minutewomen pull away to defeat Canisius in NCAA play-in game
Springfield Republican: UMass women's lacrosse advances to NCAA tournament with 16-8 victory over Canisius
InsideLacrosse.com: UMass Advances to NCAA Tournament With Win Over Canisius
LaxMagazine.com: UMass Earns NCAA Play-In Victory over Canisius
LaxPower.com: #16 UMass Wins NCAA Play-in Game vs. Canisius
Atlantic10.com: No. 16 UMass Women's Lacrosse Advances To 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.
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.
Daily Collegian: Minutewomen three-peat as A-10 champs
Daily Hampshire Gazette: Minutewomen win A-10 lacrosse title
LaxMagazine.com: Lyons Sets Mark as UMass Wins A-10 Title
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.
Daily Hampshire Gazette: UMass Women's Lacrosse Advances To A-10 Final
LaxMagazine.com: UMass Women Headed To A-10 Title Game
Atlantic10.com: Photo Gallery From The Game
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 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.
Inside Lacrosse: UMass Stays Unbeaten on Road, in Atlantic 10
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.
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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.
LaxPower.com: No. 11 UMass Draws Up Win Over Duquesne
LaxMagazine.com: No. 11 UMass Makes Work Of Stingy Duquesne Defense
Daily Hampshire Gazette: Minutewomen use quick start to defeat Duquesne lacrosse
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 No. 13 UMass women's lacrosse team started league play 2-0 with a 12-9 win over Temple on Thursday at McGuirk Stadium before traveling down to Philadelphia for a 17-4 win over La Salle.
Daily Collegian: Minutewomen get first A-10 win of season
Daily Collegian: Minutewomen dominate Explorers in A-10 win
Daily Hampshire Gazette: Ferris leads Minutewoman lacrosse over Temple
LaxMagazine.com: UMass Women Shut Down La Salle in A-10 Clash
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.
Daily Collegian: Wildcats defeat UMass under the lights
Daily Collegian: Lack of draw controls prove too costly
Daily Hampshire Gazette: UMass falls to second-ranked Northwestern at McGuirk
Lax Power: 2 Northwestern Dominates Draws, #20 UMass
Lacrosse Magazine: Fitzgerald, Northwestern Draw Up Win Over UMass
The Daily Collegian has a recap from the women's lacrosse team's 23-7 win at Marist on Tuesday. The No. 12 Minutewomen will host No. 2 Northwestern on Saturday night (7 PM) under the lights at McGuirk Stadium. Admission is free to all!
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.
Daily Hampshire Gazette: UMass women's lacrosse crushes Marist
Springfield Republican: UMass women's lacrosse crushes Marist, 23-7
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.
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.
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