Women's Lacrosse


9   Courtney McGrath
Courtney McGrath

RS Junior

Nanuet, N.Y.

High School:
Nanuet HS






No. 14 Massachusetts Falls To No. 12 Loyola, 10-4

Sam Rush resets UMass single-season goals record during NCAA Tournament First Round loss.


Meet The Minutewomen: Senior Midfielder Courtney McGrath

The senior sits down with UMassAthletics.com to talk life and lacrosse.


14 Players Score In No. 11 Women's Lax 21-8 Win Over St. Bonaventure

Sam Rush, Katie Ferris, and Ellie Bullitt all post hat tricks in final home game of regular-season.


Rush, Vallarelli Lead No. 11 Women's Lax Past Richmond 9-8

Rush scores game-winning goal, while Vallarelli preserves win with last second save.


No. 10 Women's Lax Speeds Past George Mason For 22-2 Senior Day Win

Minutewomen score 17 first half goals in 33rd straight win over an Atlantic 10 opponent.


Lacrosse Highlights - A-10 Championship Game

Highlights from the Minutewomen's 10-6 win over Richmond in the Atlantic 10 Championship game.


Highlights from win over George Washington

UMass women's lacrosse highlights from the Minutewomen's 10-9 win over George Washington on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at McGuirk Stadium. Katie Ferris led UMass with three goals and three assists to tie the program's all-time career points record (226) set by Jackie Lyons.



WLAX vs. GMU Photos by Thom Kendall '93



WLAX vs. USC Photos by Thom Kendall '93



WLAX vs. COLORADO Photos by Thom Kendall '93



WLAX vs. BU Photos by Thom Kendall '93


WLAX vs. DU (A10 CHAMP.)

WLAX vs. DU (A10 CHAMP.) Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As a redshirt junior in 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
Had first multi-goal game of the year with 2 goals in winning effort against Southern California (3/22)...Scored first goal of the year and added an assist in win over Iona (3/1)... Forced 2 caused turnovers on Vermont (3/18)... Netted two goals in against USC, along with two ground balls (3/22)... Had one goal and one assist in the Northwestern game (3/25)...Scored three goals in 22-2 rout of George Mason (4/13).

As a redshirt sophomore in 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played and started in 21 games ... had 24 ground balls and six draw controls ... caused 14 turnovers ... Tallied two goals against Richmond (4/5) ... Scored a goal in win at Holy Cross (3/20) ... Tallied two goals against Richmond (4/5) .. Recorded a goal and two draw controls at Sacred Heart (3/16) ... Scored her first goal of the season at New Hampshire (2/23) along with a groundball ... Made first collegiate start and tallied an assist against Northwestern (2/8).

As a sophomore in 2012:Redshirted the 2012 season.

As a freshman in 2011: Game-By-Game Stats
Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team ... Played in all 20 games drawing five starts ... Scored five goals, added two assists and posted 8 groundballs, 5 caused turnovers and 3 draw controls in her first collegiate season ... Recorded her first collegiate goal and assist in win at Siena (2/26) ... Scored a pair of goals and added three groundballs in win at Marist (3/22) ... Had a groundball and a caused turnover in NCAA First Round loss at Loyola (5/14).

Before UMass: Played four seasons for Nanuet Senior High School under coach Karen Leitner ... Helped the Knights to a 12-5-1 record and a league championship during her junior season ... Was an All-League selection during each of her four seasons while serving as team captain during her junior and senior years ... Finished her career at Nanuet with 140 goals and 64 assists ... Also played soccer, basketball and ran winter track.

Personal: Courtney Patricia McGrath ... Born October 13, 1992 to John and Kathleen McGrath ... Majoring in Sociology.

Points: 2, at Siena, Feb 26, 2011 ; at Marist, Mar 22, 2011
Goals: 2, at Marist, Mar 22, 2011
Assists: 1, at Siena, Feb 26, 2011 ; Stony Brook, Mar 12, 2011
Shots: 3, at Siena, Feb 26, 2011 ; at Marist, Mar 22, 2011
Ground balls: 3, at Marist, Mar 22, 2011
Draw controls: 1, 4 times
Free-position goals: 1, at Siena, Feb 26, 2011
Caused turnovers: 1, 6 times

•Why did you choose to come to UMass? UMass was my favorite college from day 1 , so it needed to happen.
•What did you like most about this school? The size, how big athletics is, and Whitmore Cafe.
•How would one of your teammates describe you? Red.
•Where is the most interesting place you've visited? Jamaica.
•When did you start playing sports? 1st grade.
•Outside of athletics, what interests do you have? Hang out in the girls cave, Writing, and dancing.
•How do you like to start your day? By pressing the Snooze button.
•What are some of your staple foods & what are your "cheat" foods? Salads and I have an obsession with cereal.
•What are some of your must see TV shows? Shameless and Girls.
•What do you want to be doing in five years? This question stresses me out. Definitely, hopefully a steady job.
•Who is the most influential person or people in your life? My parents.
•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. Anyone who wants to join and I want to experience just about everything there.
•What is your favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team? The whole team in general. It's a nice distraction from anything else that went on during the day as well.
•What is your least favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team? Gluten Free Meals.
•Who is the funniest person on the team and why (examples are good!) Shannon Defliese (Shefo). Just listen to her speak and you'll understand.
•Who is the best dancer on the team? Kelsey Sheridan.
•Who is the worst dancer on the team? Kelsey Sheridan.
•Who is most likely to spontaneously start singing & dancing? Rory Sadoff.
•Who is the smartest person (random knowledge and/or book smarts)? Sam Rush and Melissa Carelli.
•Who is the most intense player during a game? Everyone.

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