Katie Ferris Named WomensLax.com All-American
May 25, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - After finishing the 2012 season as the NCAA's fourth leading point scorer and leading the UMass women's lacrosse team's offense to a No. 2 ranking, sophomore Katie Ferris was named to the WomensLax.com All-American Team on Friday morning. Ferris tallied 98 points to set a new UMass and Atlantic 10 single-season record and ranked fourth in the NCAA this season in points.
It is the latest honor for Ferris who also earned IWLCA All-Region First Team honors on Thursday. Ferris guided UMass to a 19-2 overall rating, a No. 6 RPI, a fourth-consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship title and the Minutewomen's third NCAA Tournament berth in the last four years. The Carthage, N.Y. native was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and earned A-10 All-Conference First Team and A-10 All-Tournament Team honors as well.
She led UMass with a team-best 59 goals and 39 assists which were both also single-season records for the program.
Through 39 career games, the sophomore now has 115 career goals, 55 career assists and 170 career points. She ranks sixth all-time in career goals, sixth all-time in career assists and eighth all-time in career points. She is on pace to shatter all three records in the course of her career at UMass.
Ferris' 2012 campaign came on the heels of a freshman season in 2011 that saw her earn SynapseSports.com Rookie All-American honors along with IWLCA All-Region Second Team honors. In the A-10, she was named the Rookie of the Year and earned All-Conference First Team, All-Rookie Team and All-Tournament Team honors posting 56 points and 16 assists in 18 games.
UMass finished 2012 with a 19-2 overall record and a 7-0 mark in A-10 play. The 19 wins marked the second most in program history, while the undefeated mark in league play was the second straight year the Minutewomen went through the conference regular-season without a loss. UMass earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the past four years before falling at third-seeded and No. 3 ranked Maryland 15-12. The Minutewomen will open the 2013 season with a 20-game win streak alive against Atlantic 10 opponents.