Katie Ferris Named A-10 And ECAC Player Of The Week
April 15, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. - Katie Ferris of Massachusetts has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week as well as the Corvias ECAC Co-Lacrosse Player Of The Week as announced by both groups this week.
Ferris led UMass to a 2-0 weekend with wins at George Washington (20-6) and at home against George Mason (22-2). The senior posted 12 points on the weekend along with five caused turnovers and three groundballs.
In the win at George Washington, Ferris had five goals, one assist, two groundballs and one caused turnover. In the Senior Day win over George Mason, she had three goals and three assists along with four caused turnovers and one groundball. Her transition defense in the Mason game was a major part in the Patriots being successful on just 7-of-19 clears.
Her 12 point weekend gives her 312 career points making her the 21st most prolific point producer in NCAA history.
Through four Atlantic 10 games this season, UMass is averaging 19.25 goals while allowing 5.0 goals per game. The two wins on the weekend extended UMass' regular-season conference win streak to 25 consecutive games which pushed the Minutewomen past Dartmouth for the fifth-longest such streak in NCAA history.
Additionally, UMass has now won 33 consecutive games against Atlantic 10 rivals (includes A-10 tournament games). UMass' two wins this weekend gives it the all-time conference record for program wins (75) which was previously held by former league member Temple which had 74 before departing for the Big East last year.
The Minutewomen will play just one game this weekend, but it will have Atlantic 10 Championship implications as UMass heads to Richmond on Saturday. UMass and Richmond are currently tied for the top spot on the A-10 standings with 4-0 league records. The opening draw is set for 4:30 PM.