Katie Ferris Named Brine National Player Of The Week
May 6, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. - After leading UMass to its sixth consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship title and earning All-Tournament MVP honors, senior attack Katie Ferris (Carthage, N.Y.) has been named the Brine National Player of the Week by InsideLacrosse.com.
Ferris netted a total of nine points in the two tournament games as the Minutewomen defeated Duquesne 16-3 in the semifinals and Richmond 10-6 in the championship game. The senior was pivotal against the Spiders with two goals and four assists.
The effort during the weekend moved her into 15th all-time in NCAA history for career points with 330. She is now tied with Georgetown all-time great Sheehan Stanwich Burch and is just six points from moving as high as No. 11 all-time. Ferris is currently the nation's second ranked active player in career points.
The senior holds UMass' career records in points (330), goals (211) and assists (119) through 75 career games. She leads UMass this season with 85 points on 44 goals and a career-best 41 assists. The 41 assists are also a single-season record for the Minutewomen.
Ferris currently ranks sixth nationally in points this season and 8th in goals as part of a UMass offensive attack which is the seventh-highest scoring unit in the country.
UMass enters the NCAA Tournament with an 18-1 overall record and will face Loyola (Md) on Friday in the first round. The game will begin at 2 PM and will be hosted by Boston College at the BC Lacrosse Complex in Newton, Mass.
This marks the fourth straight NCAA Tournament berth overall for the Minutewomen and the eighth in program history. UMass won the NCAA National Championship in 1982 - the first women's lacrosse national championship sponsored by the NCAA.