Women's Lacrosse


9   Ali Houlis
Ali Houlis


West Long Branch, N.J.

High School:
Shore Regional HS





Houlis, O'Donnell To Play In IWLCA North/South Game

Senior Minutewomen take part in All-Star Game set for Saturday, June 16


Women's Lax Places Five On IWLCA All-Region Teams

Katie Ferris, Ali Houlis earn First Team honors; Jesse O'Donnell, Riley Perry & Nina Sarcona named to Second Team.


No. 3 Maryland Pulls Away From Women's Lax 15-12 In NCAA First Round

Five-goal second half run gives Terps win over Minutewomen


Women's Lax Heads To Maryland For NCAA First Round

Saturday's game features a pair of nation's top scoring offenses.


4-PEAT!!! Women's Lax Beats Richmond 14-9 For Atlantic 10 Title

Minutewomen win league-best 4th A-10 title.

2011 (Junior): Game-By-Game Stats
Named to the IWLCA All-Region First Team, the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team and the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team ... Anchored a defensive unit that ranked No. 1 in the Atlantic 10 for a third straight season and finished the year ranked 10th nationally ... Led UMass with 41 groundballs, ranked 2nd with 39 draw controls and was tied for the team lead in caused turnovers (25) ... Her 25 caused turnovers are tied for the fifth-most in a single-season at UMass, while her 39 draw controls are tied for sixth-most ... Now has 48 career caused turnovers which ranks 9th all-time in program history ... Also scored nine goals and added four assists ... All statistics were career-best totals in each category ... Started all 20 games of the season ... Had 8 multi-caused turnover games and 14 multi-groundball games ... Tied her career high with four groundballs at Marist (3/22) while collecting a career-best five draw controls and causing two turnovers ... On three occasions, tied her career high in caused turnovers with three against Duquesne (4/8), Richmond (4/17) and at Loyola (5/14) ... Scored a pair of goals, had two groundballs and caused two turnovers in A-10 Semifinal win over Duquesne (4/29) ... Had a goal, three groundballs and two caused turnovers in NCAA Play-In Game win over Canisius (5/7) ... Had four groundballs, four draw controls and three caused turnovers in NCAA First Round loss at Loyola (5/14).

2010 (Sophomore): Game-By-Game Stats
Started all 20 games of the year leading the team in groundballs (33) and ranking second in caused turnovers (16) ... Netted 7 goals on the year as well as 10 draw controls ... Had three multi-goal games on the year, four multi-caused turnover games, and 9 multi-groundball games ... Had a season high five groundballs against St. Bonaventure (4/11) and Saint Joseph's (4/16) ... Scored a pair of goals in NCAA Play-In game against #15 Stanford (5/8) ... Scored one goal and picked up four groundballs vs. Albany (3/20) ... Scored two goals from free position shots and caused one turnover against Stony Brook (3/13) ... Also scored a pair of goals at George Washington (3/26).

2009 (Freshmen): Game-By-Game Stats
Scored two goals, one on a free position shot, and had two draw controls and thee groundballs vs. Stanford (5/8) ... Recorded two goals vs. George Washington (3/26) ... Played in all 19 games, starting 16, while scoring two goals and one assist ... Had 16 groundballs, seven caused turnovers and nine draw controls ... Had three ground balls and two caused turnovers at Holy Cross (2/17).

Before UMass: Played four years at Shore Regional High School under Coach Christopher Raichle ... Was a 2008 All-American and a 2007 All American Honorable Mention ... captain of the soccer and lacrosse teams as a senior ... Helped the Blue Devils to Shore Conference and Class B North Titles from 2005-2008 ... Helped Shore win the NJSIAA State Section Championship during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Named Team MVP, First Team All-Shore and Second Team All-State following her junior and senior seasons ... Also a member of the soccer team, and helped the Blue Devils to three division titles.

Personal: Alexandra Kathryn Houlis ... Goes by Ali ... Born August 4, 1990 in Long Branch, N.J. ... Daughter of George and Kathi Houlis ... Has one brother, Anthony ...Currently majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Favorite TV show: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Favorite movie: The Little Rascals
Favorite food: My Mom's chicken cutlets
Favorite Class: Transitions with Flo, Colleen, and Ryan.
Favorite place to eat in Amherst: Pasta E Basta
Favorite lacrosse moment: Finishing the very first run test as a team.
Favorite road trip: Hofstra
Dream job: Being an event planner for the NFL.
Favorite Hobby: Reading
Unique Talent Outside Of Lacrosse: I can speak the language Ubi Wubi from the television show Zoom.
Best Thing About UMass: Being apart of the lacrosse team and spending time with my girls.
Why Did You Choose To Come To UMass: The team was hillarious and very talented when I met them at camp - I knew UMass was right for me the minute I was on my way home because of how comfortable they made me feel.
Something nobody knows about me... I still sleep with my baby blankets to this day and always will.
My Pregame Ritual Is.. Putting on my red head band and tying my shoes twice during warm ups.
My Proudest Achievement is... Being named an All-American and having my jersey retired and hung on the wall of my high school gym.
When I'm not playing lacrosse, I am... creating mayhem with Colleen Mulligan in the basement of Emerson.
Funniest Person On The Team: Steph Hopkins
Teammate Most Likely To Be President: Holly Drown
Smartest Person On The Team: Merritt Cosgrove
Teammate You Go To For Advice: Colleen Mulligan
Best Dancer On The Team: Steph Hopkins
Best Singer On The Team: Merritt Cosgrove & Holly Drown
Most Likely To Be A Head Coach: Jackie Lyons
Teammate Who Keeps The Team Loose: Haley Smith
Most Likely To Be On A Reality Show: Dayna Defelise - without a doubt.

2009................ 19 2 1 3 7 .286 4 .571 0 16 9 11 7
2010................ 20 7 0 7 13 .538 8 .615 0 33 10 10 16
2011................ 20 9 4 13 22 .409 18 .818 0 41 39 9 25
TOTAL............... 59 18 5 23 42 .429 30 .714 0 90 58 30 48

Points: 2, 5 times
Goals: 2, at Saint Joseph's, Apr 23, 2011 ; vs Duquesne, Apr 29, 2011
Assists: 2, vs St. Bonaventure, 04/10/11 ; vs St. Bonaventure, Apr 10, 2011
Shots: 4, at Siena, Feb 26, 2011
Ground balls: 4, at Marist, Mar 22, 2011 ; at Loyola (Md.), May 14, 2011
Draw controls: 5, at Marist, Mar 22, 2011
Free-position goals: 1, at Marist, Mar 22, 2011
Caused turnovers: 3, 4 times

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