Katie Ferris Earns IWLCA Second Team All-American Honors
May 20, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. - Concluding her career at UMass as one of the all-time great scoring threats, Katie Ferrisadded one more milestone to her career with IWLCA Second-Team All-America honors on Tuesday. In four years for the Maroon & White, Ferris became the all-time leading career point scorer (330), goal scorer (211) and assist leader (119) in program history. Her 330 points are the 15th most in the history of NCAA women's lacrosse.
The last UMass player to earn IWLCA Second-Team All-America honors was Cathy Furhman in 1989. Only three other players had been named to that squad: Lisa Griswold (1986), Chris Kocot (1987) and Sue Murphy (1988).
The All-America honor for Ferris was the third of her career making her the first Minutewoman to do so in program history - dating back to 1976. The native of Carthage, N.Y., earned third team accolades in 2012 and 2013.
Earlier this month, Ferris was named to the IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team marking the third year she earned that distinction as well.
The senior attack was also a three-time Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year, a four-year selection to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team, the 2011 A-10 Rookie of the Year, a three time pick on the A-10 All-Tournament Team, the 2014 A-10 Championship MVP and a two-time selection to the Tewarraton Watch List.
In addition to her career records, Ferris' 41 assists in 2014 were a career-high and a single-season UMass record. She holds three of the top-4 single-season point totals in program history with a school-record (and Atlantic 10 record) 98 in 2012. Her 85 points in 2014 stands at No. 2 for a single season, while her 75 is fourth-best all-time. She holds three spots on the all-time single-season goals list at No. 3 (59, 2012), No. 5 (56, 2011), and No. 5 (52, 2013). She originally set the single-season mark for assists in 2012 with 39 for the season before breaking that record this year.
Ferris was a member of one of the all-time great senior classes in UMass women's lacrosse history. The class made up of Melissa Carelli, Shannon Defliese, Ferris, Tanner Guarino, Kelsey McGovern, Courtney McGrath, Sam Rush and Kelsey Sheridanleave UMass as the all-time winningest senior class in program history. The class posted a 72-10 overall record through four years which was the second most wins among NCAA teams heading into the NCAA Tournament. The class also posted a perfect 38-0 record against Atlantic 10 teams which included four perfect regular-season slates and four runs through the Atlantic 10 Championship tournament.
In 2014, they concluded their careers with an 18-2 campaign which included an Atlantic 10 title and a berth to the NCAA Tournament.
UMass won its sixth consecutive Atlantic 10 championship title before falling to Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Minutewomen's 18 wins were the third most in program history. UMass made its eighth trip overall to the NCAA Tournament and the fourth in as many years.
Nikki Boltja, University of Louisville, Sr., Attack
Taylor D’Amore, Johns Hopkins University, Sr., Attack
Abbey Friend, University of North Carolina, Sr., Attack
Brooke Griffin, University of Maryland, Jr., Attack
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse University, Sr., Attack
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse University, So., Attack
Taylor Cummings, University of Maryland, So., Midfield
Shannon Gilroy, University of Florida, Jr., Midfield
Kelly McPartland, University of Maryland, Jr., Midfield
Mikaela Rix, Boston College, Jr., Midfield
Megan Douty, University of Maryland, Jr., Defense
Meg Markham, University of Pennsylvania, Jr., Defense
Sloane Serpe, University of North Carolina, Sr., Defense
Margaret Smith, Notre Dame University, Sr., Defense
Taylor Virden, Duke University, Sr., Defense
Liz Colgan, University of Virginia, Sr., Goalkeeper
Katie Ferris, University of Massachusetts, Sr., Attack
Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern University, Sr., Attack
Kerrin Maurer, Duke University, Jr., Attack
Jill Remenapp, University of Denver, Jr., Attack
Covie Stanwick, Boston College, Jr., Attack
Courtney Swan, University of Virginia, Jr., Attack
Hannah Farr, Stanford University, Jr., Midfield
Beth Glaros, University of Maryland, Sr., Midfield
Lauren Kahn, University of Connecticut, Sr., Midfield
Kaylin Morissette, University of Louisville, So., Midfield
Marlee Paton, Loyola University, Sr., Midfield
Kasey Mock, Syracuse University, Sr., Defense
Lauren Purvis, Pennsylvania State University, Sr., Defense
Colleen Smith, Princeton University, Sr., Defense
Morgan Stephens, University of Virginia, Jr., Defense
Tori DeScenza, Ohio State University, Jr., Goalkeeper
Liza Blue, University of Virginia, Sr., Attack
Faye Brust, University of Louisville, Jr., Attack
Cortney Fortunato, University of Notre Dame, Fr., Attack
Sydney Holman, University of North Carolina, Fr., Attack
Erin McMunn, Princeton University, Jr., Attack
Aly Messinger, University of North Carolina, So., Attack
Annie Thomas, Loyola University, Jr., Attack
Nora Barry, University of Florida, Jr., Midfield
Sammy Cermack, Johns Hopkins University, Sr., Midfield
Madison Cyr, Penn State University, So., Midfield
Taryn VanThof, Loyola University, Jr., Midfield
Kathleen Lennon, University of Albany, Sr., Defense
Maddy Lesher, Loyola University, So., Defense
Alice Mercer, University of Maryland, So., Defense
Monica Negron, University of Louisville, Sr., Defense
Frankie Caridi, Stony Brook University, Sr., Goalkeeper