WLAX VS. GW (SENIOR DAY)
Photos by Thom Kendall '93
As a junior in 2015:Game-By-Game Statistics
Started all 21 games as a key member of what was ranked as the NCAA's No. 1 defensive unit for much of the season ... Earned IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team honors ... Was also an Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team selection and was picked for the A-10 All-Tournament Team ... Led UMass with 37 caused turnovers which also led the Atlantic 10 and ranked 18th nationally ... Her 37 caused turnovers were tied as the second-most for a single-season in UMass program history ... Was twice named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week on Feb. 16 and April 6 ... Started all 21 games with 43 groundballs, 31 draw controls, a goal and an assist to go with her 37 caused turnovers ... Ranked second on the team in groundballs and in draw controls ... Ranked eighth in A-10 in groundballs with 2.05 per game ... Started the season with a career-high five caused turnovers, five draw controls and four groundballs in win over UMass Lowell (2/14) ... Matched her career high with five caused turnovers and five draw controls in win at St. Bonaventure (4/4) while adding a career-best five groundballs ... Had three caused turnovers and three groundballs in win at Holy Cross (2/28) ... In win at Yale (3/11), had five groundballs, three draw controls and two caused turnovers ... For the year, had 11 multi-caused turnover games and 12 multi-groundball games ... Scored her first career goal in win over UMass Lowell (2/14) ... Also had an assist in win at New Hampshire (2/21).
As a sophomore in 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics
Started in 19 games while playing in all 20 ... Recorded 26 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers ... Picked up 3 ground balls in first 2 games of the year at Vanderbilt (2/9) and at Connecticut (2/15)... Grabbed two ground balls and a draw control, along with a caused turnover against Iona (3/8)... Against Vermont tallied three ground balls and two caused turnovers (3/18)... Scooped up one ground ball versus Northwestern (3/25).
As a freshman in 2013:Game-By-Game Statistics
Had five ground balls and one draw control against St. Bonaventure (4/19) ... Had her first career start against Duquesne (4/21) ... Recorded three ground balls and one draw control against Sacred Heart (3/16) .. Had three groundballs and caused two turnovers against Vermont (3/13) ... Recorded three ground balls and one draw control against LIU (2/16) ... Made first collegiate appearance against Northwestern (2/8).
Before UMass: A four-time letterwinner for Coach McVeigh at Andover High School ... Four time Merrimack Valley Conference Champions ... Named All-Conference MVC as a sophomore ... Boston Herald All-Scholastic, Eagle Tribune, Under Armour Underclassman All-American, Lower New Enlgand Team 3, ESPN Top 100 honoree as a junior ... Named Boston Globe All-Scholastic, Eagle Tribune All-Scholastic, MVC All-Conference, U.S. Lacrosse All-American and team captain in her senior season in which she scored 32 goals with 25 assists ... Finished high school with 65 goals, 60 assists and 175 ground balls.
Personal: Kate Rae Farnham ... Born August 25, 1993 in Newton-Wellsley ... Daughter of Mark and Jayne Farnham ... Sister of Grace, Buddy and Anne Farnham ... Majoring in communication ... Comes from a highly athletic family ... Older sister Grace played field hockey at New Hampshire & Merrimack (2004-07) ... Brother Buddy was an All-American and three-time All-Ivy League selection in football at Brown - was also the New England Player of the Year in 2009 and spent time on the New England Patriots roster in 2010 and 2011 ... Her cousin Bobby played hockey at Brown and is playing in the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins ... Her other cousin Pat is a member of the track team at UMass ... Father Mark was an All-Ivy League lacrosse and football player at Brown from 1976-80 - He is a member of the Brown Hall of Fame and was an All-American and the Ivy League Player of the Year in 1979.
GET TO KNOW KATE FARNHAM
Why did you choose to come to UMass? UMass was the perfect fit! Great campus, great coaches, and loved everything about being apart of the UMass family!
What did you like most about this school? It was a nice college town and had a true college feel with a great lacrosse program. Everything you could want in one place!
What did you like most about the lacrosse program? The team was so close and really looked out for each other. You could tell that it was a close-knit family.
How would one of your teammates describe you? Kate likes to drive more than Anne. Everyone is surprised if they see Anne driving our car.
What is a talent that you have than most don't know about? I can read my twin sisters mind; I can tell when something is wrong.
Where is the most interesting place you've visited? I'm pretty boring...Disney World every year since I was little! Still the best though!
When did you start playing sports?
-Five years old playing soccer when that didn't work out I took after my siblings and dad and started playing Lacrosse and field hockey in third grade.
Outside of athletics, what interests do you have? Hanging out with my friends and family and spending my summers on Cape Cod at the beach.
How do you like to start your day? I like to start my day with a coffee from Dunkin Donuts, gives me an energy boost to get through the day!
What is something you have to do every day? When I'm at school I have to talk to my parents everyday. Even if its just for a minute or a couple texts.
What are some of your staple foods & what are your "cheat" foods? Chicken fingers with honey mustard is always my go to.
What are some of your must see TV shows? Pretty Little Liars and Friends (every night).
Who is the most influential person or people in your life? My family is so influential and amazing supporters of everything in my life. My brother Buddy is my role model because he taught me to always follow you dreams. He is one of the hardest working people I know and will never complain when times get tough. I grew up watching him excel in lacrosse and football where he played at Brown University earning titles like All-American and Player of the Year. He is an excellent athlete who through adversity never gave up on achieving his dream to play in the NFL. He got the chance to play for the New England Patriots, an experience we all will never forget.
What is your favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team? Having 30 instant best friends and getting through the hard times together.
How would coach describe you as a player? Good teammate and hardworking.
What have been your top-5 moments with the program?
2.Winning an NCAA game making the sweet sixteen.
4.Passing the Manchester Test.
5.Traveling to California.
Who is the funniest person on the team and why (examples are good!) Mary-Pat Theofield has a dry sense of humor that she will always make you laugh even when you don't want to. Tanner can get your spirits up when she tells a story and starts laughing half way through it so you can hardly hear what the story is about.
Who is the best dancer on the team? Shannon Defliese she knows how to get everyone pumped before the game with her moves.
Who is the best singer on the team? Katie Boden is always down to sing and will surely put a smile on your face when she does!
Who is most likely to spontaneously start singing & dancing? Tanner, Shannon Defliese, or 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 --- she knows random facts and is always there to help when you have a question.
Who is the most intense player during a game? Kelsey Sheridan-- I can always look to her during a game or practice and know she's ready for anything coming her way.
What are some pregame rituals that different people have? Wearing your "game-day" socks.
Who do you live with and what is something interesting about that person? I live with my twin sister and teammate Anne. Anne's half of the room is all blue while my half is all pink and we've been sharing a room all twenty years of our lives.