WLAX VS. GW (SENIOR DAY)
Photos by Thom Kendall '93
As a senior in 2015:Game-By-Game Statistics
Started all 21 games of the year and finished as the team's fourth leading scorer with a career-best 43 points to close out her career ... Named MVP of the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament and was a selection to the All-Tournament Team ... Finished her UMass career tied for 5th all-time in career games played (79) ... Recorded a career-high 25 goals and 18 assists on the season ... Ranked second on the team in total assists ... Also added 31 groundballs, 16 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers ... Tallied points in every game but three ... Had a career-game on Senior Day against George Washington (4/26) where she notched four goals and added three assists alongside a groundball and a caused turnover ... In the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament, earned MVP honors after totaling five goals and an assist in two games ... Scored a pair of goals in the A-10 semifinal win over George Mason (5/1) and netted three goals and an assist in the A-10 championship win over Richmond (5/3) ... In the NCAA First Round win over Jacksonville (5/8), had a goal, an assist, two groundballs and a caused turnover ... In the NCAA Second Round loss at No. 1 Maryland, had a goal and an assist ... In win over Vermont (4/8), had three goals, two assists, three groundballs and a draw control ... Posted a career-high seven groundballs alongside three caused turnovers and a goal in win at Yale (3/11) ... At Boston University (2/25), had a goal, five groundballs and three caused turnovers.
As a junior in 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics
Started 5 games while playing in 20 ... Finished the season with 14 points on 9 goals and 5 assists ... Scooped up 21 ground balls and caused 18 turnovers ... Picked up first point of the season with an assist at Connecticut (2/15)...Had first goal of the year vs. Holy Cross (2/19). Tallied on goal against Iona (3/1)... Caused five turnovers in the win against New Hampshire (3/8)... Had one goal and one caused turnover in the USC game (3/22), along with one assist versus Northwestern (3/25)...Scored twice and had an assist vs. George Washington (4/11).
As a sophomore in 2013:Game-By-Game Statistics Played in 20 games ... started in one game ... collected 16 ground balls, 10 caused turnovers, and four draw controls ... also contributed six goals and four assists ... Recorded one goal and three ground balls against Duquesne (4/21) ... Had an assist at Holy Cross (3/20) ... Scored a goal at Sacred Heart (3/16) ... Tallied an assist and one draw control against Vermont (3/13) ... Had two groundballs and three caused turnovers against LIU (2/16) ... Had her first career start against USC (2/10) scoring one goal and having one draw control.
As a freshman in 2012:Game-By-Game Statistics Played in 18 games with three goals and three assists for a total of six points ... Had eight groundballs, five caused turnovers and two draw controls throughout the season ... Posted her first collegiate goal in win over New Hampshire (2/29) ... Recorded a goal and an assist in win over Sacred Heart (3/4) ... Also tallied an assist, one ground ball, one caused turnover and one draw control in win over La Salle (4/20).
Before UMass: Played lacrosse for coach Sue Gauagher at Carthage Central High School... Named a Scholar Athlete all four years... Frontier League Champions and Section 3 Sectional Champions freshman, sophomore, and junior year... Section 3 Sectional Semifinalists as a senior... NYS SemiFinalists freshman and sophomore year... NYS Finalist as a junior... New York State High School Semifinals Brine Sportsmanship Award as a sophomore... New York State High School Finals Brine Sportsmanship Award as a junior... Named a Frontier League All-Star sophomore, junior and senior year... Also a Frontier League All-Star junior and senior year in swimming and basketball... Named Team Captain and All North 1st Team as a senior... Played on the 2009 Upstate-Adirondack US National Women's Lacrosse Team as a sophomore and played on the Central Lacrosse Team for New York State Empire Games as a junior.
Personal: Amy Lyn Tiernan... Born August 5, 1993... Daughter of Tom and Meg Tiernan... Sister of Travis Tiernan... Most admires her high school basketball coach for always teaching her the lessons in life... Majored in sociology.
GET TO KNOW AMY TIERNAN
What did you like most about this school? The different programs it offers education wise and the location.
What did others tell you about the program or did you have any previous connections to the program that made the decision easy? I went to high school with Katie Ferris so, she told me everything there is to know about the program and the school.
How would one of your teammates describe you? Goofy.
What is a talent that you have than most don't know about? I can make a clover out of my tongue.
How do you like to start your day? Getting to sleep in and have a big breakfast.
You find out you can go anywhere in the world but you have to leave today and get to be there for one week. Where do you go, who do you bring with you and what do you want to experience? Ireland, close friends, the sights.
What is your least favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team? Having to do run tests.
What have been your top-5 moments with the program?
1.Going to NCAAs my first two years here.
2.Having 5 A-10 championships.
3.Scoring in the A-10 championship game against Duquesne last year.
4.Always having fun on trips with the team.
5.Getting to travel to different places like California last year.
Who is the funniest person on the team and why (examples are good!) Courtney, she can just always goof off and make anyone laugh at any moment.
Who is most likely to end up on a reality TV show? Mary Pat.
Who is the most intense player during a game? Sherri.
What are some pregame rituals that different people have? Listening to music, writing quotes on arms, using eye black, eating certain foods.
Who do you live with and what is something interesting about that person? Morgan Walker, and can talk in funny voices.