WLAX VS. GW (SENIOR DAY)
Photos by Thom Kendall '93
As a junior in 2015:Game-By-Game Statistics
Top leading point scorer with 75 points and a team-best 30 assists ... Also had 45 goals which ranked second on the team ... Posted five game-winning goals, 20 groundballs, seven caused turnovers, and four draw controls ... Was 9-of-16 on free position attempts ... Started all 21 games of the year ... Was named to the IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team after the season ... Was the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year and an A-10 All-Conference First Team pick ... In the NCAA Tournament, she had five goals in the first round win over Jacksonville (5/8) and four goals and an assist in a second round loss at No. 1 Maryland (5/10) ... Her 30 assists ranked 23rd nationally, while her 75 points ranked 24th in the NCAA ... Led the A-10 in points and points per game (3.57) and ranked second in assists ... The 75 points were tied as the fourth-most for a single-season in UMass history ... Recorded a three-game stretch during the season where she had seven points in each contest ... Had two goals and a career-high five assists at La Salle (4/19) ... Followed that with three goals and four assists in wins against Richmond (4/24) and George Washington (4/26) ... Posted three goals and three assists in win at Davidson (4/12) ... Had a career-high four goals in wins at Yale (3/11) and against Duquesne (3/27) ... Earned Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week honors on April 20 and April 27.
As a sophomore in 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics
Started 16 games while playing in 20 ... Finished the season with 28 goals, 29 assists for 57 points ... Scored one goal, added two assists and a ground ball in 14-6 victory against Southern California (3/22)...Scored 3 times and scooped 5 ground balls in win at Iona (3/1)...Potted 4 goals in the win over Boston University on Feb. 26...Has recorded at least 1 point in 7 consecutive contests dating back to February 19... Recorded one goal and four assists against New Hampshire, along with two ground balls (3/8)... Against Colorado she scored two goals along with an assist (3/14)... Netted a pair of goals and a pair of assists versus Vermont (3/18). Contributed a goal and two assists in the USC game and another pair of assists against Northwestern (3/25)...Notched 3 goals and an assist in 18-2 win over St. Joseph's (4/6)...Had 2 goals and 3 assists against George Mason (4/13).
As A Freshman At Louisville in 2013: Started 13 of 14 games played and was the fourth-leading scorer for the Cardinals ... Finished the season with 28 points with 15 goals and 13 assists ... Her 13 assists ranked second on the team ... also had 11 draw controls, nine ground balls and six caused turnovers.
Before College: A highly touted three-sport athlete at Gorton-Dunstable High ... Played lacrosse under coach Richard Mitchell ... The school's all-time leading scorer and set the single-game points record (16) with seven goals and nine assists ... 120 goals in senior year ... Named a first team all-league member and team MVP (2012) ... 2012 Lowell Sun Player of the Year ... named 2012 Nashoba Publishing Female Athlete of the Year ... Three-time Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Lowell Sun All-Star (2010-12) ... Chosen all-league in field hockey and basketball ... Named a Lowell Sun All-Star in field hockey.
Personal: Erika Renae Eipp... Daughter of Neil and Darlene Eipp... Has one sibling, Dan, who was a member of the Harvard men's lacrosse team and the U.S. Under-19 National Team ... Born November 4, 1994 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... Majoring in sociology.
GET TO KNOW ERIKA EIPP
Why did you choose to come to UMass? I chose to come to UMass because of the culture of the team and the attitude towards being a family and winning together.
What did you like most about this school? I love the environment and the close community. The food is also a plus!
How would one of your teammates describe you? Always playing pranks but quiet.
What is a talent that you have than most don't know about? I am very good at art.
Where is the most interesting place you've visited? Turku, Finland and Paris, France.
When did you start playing sports? When I was 4 years old.
Outside of athletics, what interests do you have? My interests are drawing, hiking, and being with family and friends.
How do you like to start your day? I like to start my day with checking social media and eating a good breakfast.
What is something you have to do every day? Get up early to give my self a lot of time to get where I need to go because I do not like rushing. Also I need to exercise every day.
What are some of your staple foods & what are your "cheat" foods? My staple foods are chicken and fruit. My cheat food is sweet potato fries.
What are some of your must see TV shows? The Fosters and the Bachelor.
What is a piece of technology that you can't live without? My phone.
Who is the most influential person or people in your life? My brother Dan Eipp.
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? Greece. I would go with my best friend Rebecca and we would go hiking and explore.
What is your favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team? How close we are, and we are always there for eachother.
How would coach describe you as a player? Determined.
Who is the funniest person on the team and why (examples are good!) Shannon because she always knows how to make me and the team laugh no matter what the situation.
Who is the best dancer on the team? Hannah Murphy.
Who is the best singer on the team? Katie Boden.
Who is most likely to spontaneously start singing & dancing? Katie Boden.
Who is most likely to end up on a reality TV show? Rory Sadoff.
Who is the smartest person (random knowledge and/or book smarts)? Eileen McDonald.
Who is the most intense player during a game? Kelsey Sheridan.